Type News: Put a Bird on It
For a good time, climb Mt. Hood (or that staircase behind the sign).
If you’re attending, be sure to read Amy Papaelias’ advice for TypeCon attendees. Actually, plenty of this advice would apply to any interesting conference — so read it anyway.
Other stuff is still happening, whether we like it or not. To wit:
- The next time anyone recommends the use of free fonts, be sure to point them to Bill Dawson’s “Good Metaphor for Bad Type.” (Many of the comments are worth reading, too!)
- Nina Stössinger contemplates tracing and type design.
- The blue Hamilton sign is on its way to the new location of the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum.
- Jessica Svendsen spends 100 days with Josef Müller-Brockmann.
- Get your new type fix with the latest “This Week in Fonts.”
- Dan Eden examines five typefaces for use in user interfaces.
- Yves Peters features the impressive work of 17th & Oak.
- Take a gander at these specimens from Deberny et Peignot.
- Bram Stein updates Typekit’s recommendations for embedding webfonts.
- If you have a typeface with an especially wonderful lowercase ‘m,’ you’ll want to understand the difference between who and whom (even if you dislike dying grammatical forms).
- As we’ve noted before, Ampersand is coming to New York City on November 2. And if you enter the promotional code ‘typedia’ when you register, you’ll save $100. How great is that!
We’ll return on Labor Day (September 2) with a massive post-TypeCon edition. Thanks for your patience — and see you then!
Grant Hutchinson is busy ensuring the success of this year’s TypeCon before it’s over.
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