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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




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.




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photo 2015-07-23 06:15
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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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review 2014-04-05 01:00
A typography video game

Through the latest Humble Bundle I got a game called Type:Rider, a platformer focusing on the history of typography. I already played through it, and it's pretty cool. Each of the levels is centered on a font like Times New Roman or Helvetica. There's even a Comic Sans bonus level. The only thing I didn't like about it was how hard it was controlling the jumping. Later levels can be frustrating due to this.


Some screenshots I took:


Oh look. Penguin books. :D

type rider penguin books


Type:Rider Futura level


Type:Rider Gothic level


Type:Rider is available on Steam, iTunes, and Google Play. I played it on Steam.

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