Stephen Coles

Today's Obsession: Cure for the Common Font

Another SxSW type pane hits the airwaves, which is great—the conference had a total of two (two!) panels on typography, both scheduled at the same time. This one, featuring Stephen Coles of Typographica and Fonts in Use, Frank Chimero, Tiffany Wardle, and Jason Santa Maria, is called “The Cure for the Common Font,” and...

Today's Obsession: A Long Way to Go

Shortly after I posted about a new plugin for WordPress allowing embedded typography, Stephen Coles of Typographica commented quickly that it didn’t look so great. He was right, and it’s something I’ve been increasingly frustrated with as time goes on: crap hinting. Stephen’s followed up with a full post on rendering in browsers and...

Topography

Familiarity can be a good thing to leverage. In the information design vernacular, displays like pie charts will always have a place. In the same way, topography is a great common concept to play with… which is why I thought this crime topography of San Francisco was so ingenious. In the same vein, I...