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    St Bride confers
    Monday, April 23, 2007
    Want to know what St Bride have beyond their ink-stained cuffs for their two-day conference at the end of May? Why, all this, as it goes!
    Source: Typophile

    Pourable sunshine
    Monday, April 23, 2007
    Earlier this evening, I saw this advert on a billboard while walking to the next bus stop in sunny Cricklewood, London. It made me forget the three buses I'd moments earlier missed on my way home, and go "Ahhh..."

    Monday, April 23, 2007
    Up to 200 words, that's all you've got to tell Veer why you love/hate Helvetica. Personally, I think it is all about context and appropriate usage, but I accept that these days one must polarise everything, rather than seeing the world as the continuum it inevitably is. Something tells me I would stand little chance of winning...

    Dainippon Type Organization: Fun With Japanese Characters
    Sunday, April 22, 2007
    PingMag has posted the above mentioned article, interviewing artists Tetsuya Tsukada and Hidechika about their work, including the cute-as-buttons Toypography. Neat.
    Thanks again, Aegir!

    Enter the Saddo
    Sunday, April 22, 2007
    Maybe I have lost my sense of humour, but other people seem to like it, so I will relent and post a link. Bah humbug.

    Core77 reviews Made With FontFont
    Sunday, April 22, 2007
    Core77 has gently reviewed the great big yellow Made With FontFont book. For those that have somehow missed it, the book is FSI's showcase written by Jan Middendorp and Erik Spiekermann, and featuring articles and interviews with a host of others whose work forms part of the FSI portfolio. My opinion? Yves sent me my copy, and it's a cracking read - what is more, it is built to double as a weapon to bludgeon junior designers to death!

    Arno Pro
    Thursday, April 19, 2007
    Robert Slimbach's lovely OpenType-rich Arno Pro has been released as part of the CS3 Suite family.


    Incidentally, you will pay up to and over a 50% premium for that suite if you live here in the UK (or just plain double for an upgrade), but we all know how expensive it is to localise Photoshop's menus from US English to International English, what with all those problematic diacritics and difficulties in finding someone who speaks such a convoluted and dying language. Either that or Adobe are a bunch of greedy money-grubbing bastards.

    Alphabet Stories
    Sunday, April 15, 2007
    Starting with his childhood days in Nuremberg and travelling through to our current times, Alphabet Stories is Hermann Zaph's journey through the world of type, in his own words. Available in English or German over at Linotype, along with some sample pages. Enjoy.

    RSS to stay, Blogger to go
    Sunday, April 15, 2007
    Seems people want the RSS feeds to stay. I'm moving content management system for the site away from Blogger to something server-side that is a tad more appropriate to the content - the test server is up and running on my Mac. Oh, and I've moved home, so posts should return to earlier levels again.

    Type breaks Windows
    Sunday, April 01, 2007
    With limited functionality under Vista, and known administrator privileges problems on XP, Linotype's FontExplorer X has been released as public beta for our Windows-suffering cousins. The stock disclaimer of "Not recommended for use in production environments" seems particularly apt, no?
    Source: Typophile

    Type Tool 3 released
    Sunday, April 01, 2007
    FontLab's capable little brother, TypeTool has been overhauled to version 3. New features include support for OpenType fonts (yay!), new masking options, improved, Fontographer-compatible beziers, improved glyph importing/exporting as EPS, better metrics, better screen rendering, better printouts... neat. Take advantage of the failing American economy and get upgraded for twenty quid!

    Idling and RSS
    Sunday, April 01, 2007
    Site updates have been a little slow, just while I find a new place to live and Yves jets across the globe. I am proposing that the RSS feeds become unsupported, but remain in the time being. I have been having problems getting reasonable typography to work on both the web and RSS feed, and I'd frankly rather Yves and I not have to resort to typewriter tactics. If you think this is a really bad idea, do email in - details at the bottom of the about page.

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