The Fuse Box: Faces of a Typographic Revolution

It’s 1994 and Steve Heller is on a rant about a Fuse magazine font called LushUS. It’s “an abominable typeface. It’s…” “… vernacular carried to an extreme?,” I offer. “Vernacular carried to stupidity,” he replies. “It ain’t funny. There are certain …

Today's Obsession: Glyphs

There’s a new typographic design tool quietly out for about a year now in beta form, called Glyphs. It’s a native Cocoa application for the Mac with a nearly flawless user interface. Its simplicity succeeds where FontLab’s byzantine complexity utterly …

Today's Obsession: Sweet Sans

Releasing today, and sponsoring nameplates and headlines on Typographica at the moment, is a new sans that I kind of need to get my hands on. It’s Sweet Sans from MVB Fonts, and is a gorgeous rendition of the engravers’ …

Today's Obsession: Chartwell

A great idea sure to spawn an army of copies, Chartwell from Travis Kochel is a clever use of the OpenType font format’s scripting capabilities. The typeface is made to create pie, bar, and line graphs in an extensible and …

Today's Obsession: Miffies

Going back through my archives of awesome stuff to post here, I found this little freeware font site from Japan, just like they used to make in the nineties! All the typefaces here are pop-culture based, mostly descended from old …

Today's Obsession: The Week's Obsessions

Let’s finish out this week looking back at the week’s posts, in picture form. I’d like to think I’m a good curator in the written form, but for the sake of seeing this week’s work in another way, let’s pretend …

Today's Obsession: Clip and Outliner

Last night on this Twitter account, hooked up to his LinkedIn profile*, Stephen Coles of Typographica and said, “You can dump your drawer full of paperclip fonts now. This one can replace them.” He was totally right—this is the mother …

Today's Obsession: Typography for Amman

Here’s a great in-depth post at the Font Feed about young type designer Yanone’s efforts to develop a truly Arabic identity for the city of Amman. It’s a lovely series of typefaces envisioned as a humanist serif, sans, and Arabic …

The Future of Web Fonts Is Sooner Than It Used To Be

In his opening keynote, Roger Black couldn’t have been more succinct: The future of typography is “all about screen fonts.” So naturally, for  TypeCon 2010′s “The Future is Now” panels, the topic was “Web Fonts.” And for the second half, …

Today's Obsession: QuickLook for Fonts

Kinda handy! Apparently, MacOS people can edit their QuickLook preview settings files to allow for greater versatility when previewing fonts in non-English character sets. All you need to do is burrow into your system settings file (see the original post …