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    Fonts of a feather kern together
    Wednesday, July 11, 2007
    FontShop has published its July newsletter, online in all its glory. There's a free font (FF Good Wide Light) to sweeten the deal.
    More thanks to Stewf

    Favourite Fonts of 2006
    Wednesday, July 11, 2007
    What is six months between friends? Typographica has posted reviews of 23 families representing the cream of the 2006 crop. (Any lesser writer would make a pun about it being worth the weight, but I'd never be so crass. Honest.) Of the list, I'm predictably fond of the Guardian's new family, and Darka gives me that deeply internal, insecure feeling that translates into respect. Enjoy.
    Thanks, Stewf!

    Type in the sky
    Wednesday, July 11, 2007
    How's this for a neat idea. Architectural spaces making letters all by themselves...
    Thanks, Stan!

    Alanis Morissette
    Wednesday, July 04, 2007
    Just incase I'm not actually the last person on earth to have read about it - presenting the irony mark.

    Typophile returns
    Wednesday, July 04, 2007
    After a few days of being offline for a major server upgrade, Typophile is back, complete with more processor power, RAM and disk space, fewer bugs and the return of the Comment RSS feed. Hurrah!

    Another day, another date
    Wednesday, July 04, 2007
    The funky This Day in Type site has been going for about a month and a half and is building up quite a reasonable collection of dates for all you designers out there looking for a more open brief than the day job affords. Go have fun.

    Type City
    Tuesday, July 03, 2007
    Lovely music, pretty graphics, slightly dodgy interface, nice type, high processor requirements (or perhaps a G4 processor just needs to be retired?) Welcome, Type City.
    Thanks, Yves!

    Times change at No 10
    Tuesday, July 03, 2007
    The Telegraph is reporting that one of the first acts by new UK PM Gordon Brown is to change the standard email typeface from 12pt Times to 14pt Arial. The Torygraph refers to it as being "ascetic-looking", going on to point out that Gordon is blind in one eye. Yeah that's it, let's make accessibility within the context of a limited number of typefaces available to the widest number of computer users all about asceticism! Cheap shot.
    Source: MS Typo News

    Is that Helvetica in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?
    Tuesday, July 03, 2007
    Should next mobile phone to be made in China, or Finland? Which handset is going to provide a smaller carbon footprint, and which will use fewer chemicals in production? Will the factory workers be represented by a union, and have benefits? Do you care, or are you more interested in the font used? Well fret no more! Aegir over at Ministry of Type has been blogging (again), this time comparing the typography used across the current crop of hot phones: the Apple iPhone, Nokia's latest s60 3rd edition and, of course, the Prada phone.

    Seconds from disaster
    Tuesday, July 03, 2007
    Aegir over at the Ministry of Type has posted about a set of typographic trailers that the National Geographic Channel here in the UK have been running. Created to advertise their Seconds From Disaster series, the trailers show a series of real-life scenarios composed entirely of distorted type.

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