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Typeface, a Letterpress Documentary I was lucky enough to attend a sneak peak screening this evening, of a new typographic documentary: Typeface. Lucky indeed. Typeface discusses the changes in the globalization of industry, and the effect of the computer and demand for faster results on the manual printing techniques which came before it. The Hamilton Wood Type Museum plays a central role, which shelters over 1.5 million pieces of wood type in rural Wisconsin. More importantly, it reminds us of the importance of the history of our profession and why we should cherish it. A photo of just a taste of the Hamilton type collection I’m sure you’re wondering if it can compare to Helvetica… While the production quality is a little rougher, I enjoyed it just as much (and granted, the editing was not fully complete for the screening). Norb, 83 years old and still cutting letters I found myself chuckling quite often, while this is a documentary, it doesn’t feel like one. The gorgeous promotional website

The illustrated guide to a Ph.D. Imagine a circle that contains all of human knowledge: By the time you finish elementary school, you know a little: By the time you finish high school, you know a bit more: With a bachelor's degree, you gain a specialty: A master's degree deepens that specialty: Reading research papers takes you to the edge of human knowledge: Once you're at the boundary, you focus: You push at the boundary for a few years: Until one day, the boundary gives way: And, that dent you've made is called a Ph.D Of course, the world looks different to you now: So, don't forget the bigger picture: Keep pushing. There's a bit more below, but I also wrote a follow-up 5 years after the illustrated guide which may be of interest -- HOWTO: Get tenure. Related posts If you like these posts, then I recommend the book A PhD Is Not Enough Get it in print; fund students; save lives By request, a print version of The Illustrated Guide to a Ph.D. is on sale. Click here to preview or buy it. Why biology? License: Creative Commons Resources

25 favorite fonts I like fonts. I suppose that makes sense as I do design things that require the use of them. I’ve put together a list of my favorite ones – the fonts I use most often – and thought I’d share them. There are so many amazing fonts available, but most of what I use either came with my computer or were downloaded for free {I’m a little cheap like that}. By clicking on each font name below you will be directed to its source where you can either download or purchase. What good is a downloaded font if you don’t know how to install it? Select the font you wish to download and click the download button. Click OK to open with the default program. It will automatically pop up. You can decide where you want the font to open up {I chose my desktop} then click ok. When I go to my desktop, there it is. Now open up your control panel, and then your font folder. Now drag and drop the new font into the font folder. Now you can use the font.

45 Stylish and Creative Typographical Desktop Wallpapers : Speckyboy Design Magazine Maybe its just me, when you add type to wallpapers it seems to bring a certain level of sophistication and elegance to your desktop. These beautifully designed wallpapers are not solely about typography, they cover a wide array of styles with elements of typography mixed in, the effect is impressive. Typography Wallpaper Download & Source » Designers are meant to be loved… Download & Source » Too Lazy For Shit Download & Source » Alien Party Download & Source » Twitter Download & Source » Shattered Typography Download & Source » Life’s a journey Download & Source » Watercolor Wallpaper Download & Source » Typographic World Map Download & Source » Design Is Download & Source » White Letter Mess Download & Source » Words of love Download & Source » Love Download & Source » R for Rosie Download & Source » Type Wallpaper Download & Source » Typography Download & Source » Shit! Download & Source » Periodic Table of Typefaces Download & Source » Blood Has Been Shed Download & Source » Download & Source » Madonna Party Random Words .

Flickr Flow / Fernanda Viegas & Martin Wattenberg Flickr Flow is an experiment whose materials are color and time. We first used this technique in a Boston Magazine piece, Flickr of Hope, that appeared in March 2009. Prints are available through Imagekind. The two of us see the world as a stream of color, and in 2009 we finally had a chance to draw the river in our heads. The resulting diagram picks up the ebb and flow of seasonal colors. The final piece appeared in the Metric section of Boston Magazine.

20 Awesome Extra Thin Fonts Thin fonts can be very handy in clean and minimal web and logo design. There is a common misconception that bold fonts are the only choice for headlines and headings. New web designing trends have justified that thin and light fonts can be used for this purpose as well. 1. id-Kaze2OT-Light 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. Beautiful High-Quality Free Fonts For Your Designs | Fonts Advertisement Every now and again we take a look around, select “fresh” high-quality free fonts and present them to you in a brief overview. The choice is enormous, so the time you need to find them is usually the time you should be investing in your current projects. We search for them and we find them, so you don’t have to. In this selection we’re glad to present you Chunk, Titilium, Amputa Bangiz, Serif Beta, Quatro, Rough Draft, Comfortaa and a couple of other high-quality free fonts. Please read the license agreements carefully before using the fonts — the license can change from time to time. Fresh High-Quality Free Fonts Chunk Open Source Typeface [ Download the .zip-package ] Chunk is an ultra-bold slab serif typeface that is reminiscent of old American Western woodcuts, broadsides, and newspaper headlines. Quatro To receive a beta version of Quatro please email the author of the font (follow the link above) with the subject line Quatro. Reminder (aka Featured in previous posts)

65 Beautiful Fonts You Can Download For Free Freebie 65 Beautiful Fonts You Can Download For Free by Alex on Aug 9, 2012 • 9:43 am 17 Comments There are so many free fonts all around the web these days and sometimes it makes me think is their any really point purchasing fonts. If you like fonts, you’ll love our favorite premium font, check it out here on Envato Market. Neuton Font Family Download Font → Intro free font Download Font → Bemio Download Font → Exo Font Family Download Font → Rex Free Font Download Font → Metropolis 1920 Download Font → Free Typeface NeoDeco Download Font → Hagin Free Font Download Font → Mosaic Leaf Download Font → Cubano Download Font → Cubic Sans Download Font → Banana Brick Download Font → Sofia Download Font → Sansita One Download Font → Villa Didot Download Font → Accent Download Font → Lavanderia Download Font → Blanch Download Font → Lorena Download Font → Age Download Font → Arvo Download Font → Banda Download Font → Bigmouth Download Font → Cappuccino Download Font → Code Download Font → Copse Download Font → Cube Download Font → Dan Days Deibi Dekar

Free Fonts to Download + Premium Typefaces 10 Awesome Free Sans Serif Fonts | My Ink Blog I find it so important as a designer to have an awesome library of fonts at your fingertips. Choosing the correct one can make or break a design. The resources are out there to find some great free fonts, but sometimes the search can be a bit overwhelming. Series Overview Here Are My Top Ten Free Sans Serif Fonts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 9. Final Thoughts I found all these fonts at my favorite free font site – Font Squirrel. About the Author

14 Most Impressive Photoshop Typography Effects | Web Design Ledger In web design, there are often times that you will have text to which you want to draw extra attention. We all know the power of Photoshop. So why not use it to add an impressive effect to that text that will be sure to get peoples attention. There are many Photoshop typography effect tutorials out there, but I believe that these are some of the best. Create a Dream Design with 3D Typography This one does require Adobe Illustrator to create the 3D text. How to Make Patch on Clothes Dynamic Recessed Watercolor Typography in Photoshop Create Destructive Black and White Lettering with a Dramatic Splash Effect How to Create High Quality Metal 3D Text in Photoshop Create a 3D Flowery Text Effect Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop Colorful Glowing Text Effect in Photoshop Transparent Glass Lettering in Photoshop Smoke Type in Photoshop in 10 Steps Super Cool Frilly Bits Typography Smooth Glass Type How to Create a Copper Photoshop Text Effect Create a Layered Glowing Text Effect 498 shares

On Choosing Type | i love typography, the typography and fonts blog First Principles Typography is not a science. Typography is an art. Before we get to the nitty-gritty of choosing type, let’s briefly talk about responsibility. If you’ve understood the above two paragraphs, then you’ll know that what follows is not a set of rules, but rather a list of guiding principles. Sans or Serif? In my opinion, a lot of time is wasted attempting to prove that one is better than the other for setting extended text. Rather than write another ten paragraphs on this topic, I’ll simply say that we read most easily that which we are most familiar with. Guideline One: honour content This, of course, should be every typographer’s mantra. [typography] is a craft by which the meanings of text (or its absence of meaning) can be clarified, honored and shared…. It’s worth mentioning here that these principles are equally applicable to any medium. Guideline Two: read it And, no, I’m not being facetious. Probably not. Guideline Three: audience and canvas And finally… type terms