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text 2016-09-09 15:58
Type matters

I'm a total typography nerd, one of my early jobs was copy-editor at a newspaper (I know, hard to believe, my posts are shockingly riddled with typos and errors, but it's true!) and one of my favourite things to do was watch the page designers put together the days editions.

 

Anyway, I was helping daughter run down sources for a school project, and we came across these two wee short documentaries.

 

The first is a wee movie about the old Fleet Street presses for the Telegraph in London, used right up until the 80's, which is really cool. It runs about 6 minutes

 

https://youtu.be/QywhNEwGFqE

 

The other is a 20 minute documentary from Penguin that talks to lots of their type designers about fonts, type design, book design, etc. It's a bit cheesy, but I enjoyed it.

 

https://vimeo.com/19342130

 

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text 2015-04-13 03:55
Book buying spree
Being There - Dustin Hoffman,Jerzy Kosiński
Pastoral - Roger Davis,Nevil Shute
Just My Type: A Book About Fonts - Simon Garfield
Dorothy Parker Drank Here - Ellen Meister,Donna Postel

Between Daily Deals and other sales on Audible this week, I've gone on quite a shopping spree in the past few days. 

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text 2014-07-17 05:49
What if Fonts Had a Feline Face?

Source: cheezburger.com/8256559872
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text 2013-12-16 22:36
Changing fonts in a post.

If it is one of the "browser safe" fonts(list) I believe you can just do this:

 

I'll use Tahoma for this example.

 

"Someday, I'm going to meet some supernatural creature who tells me everything I should know up front and in a forthright manner - but I'm not going to hold my breath." - Patricia Briggs (River Marked)

 

Here is what is going on in my HTML code:

 

 

If you want to use Google Fonts you need to add the bit of code they give you to your blog HTML.

 

I'll use Electrolize for this example.

 

First, I took this code Google Fonts gave me:

 

and put it right bellow the < head > tag in my Blog HTML:

 

 

 

Now it's possible to use Electrolize as a font-family:

 

"Someday, I'm going to meet some supernatural creature who tells me everything I should know up front and in a forthright manner - but I'm not going to hold my breath." - Patricia Briggs (River Marked)

 

Here's what's in the HTML:

 

Don't forget to capitalize the font name. 

 

I hope this is understandable. :)

 

 

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