Spock

5 fonts that Spock would have loved

Spock is my favourite characters from Star Trek.  If Spock were a designer what sort of Typography would appeal to him?  This theoretical perspective interested me as Spock is a scientist rather than a creative.  Typography design, choice, and selection would appeal to his intellect.  There is a preciseness and attention to detail with typography … Continue reading 5 fonts that Spock would have loved

Quirky font magically adjusts to what you’re writing

With its geometric angles and art-deco aesthetic, Futuracha has become one of the most popular free fonts used by designers all over the world. Created in 2012 by Athens-based creative team høly , Futuracha is inspired by the pf futura book, with serifs based on Claude Garamond typefaces. Source: Quirky font magically adjusts to what … Continue reading Quirky font magically adjusts to what you’re writing

The story behind Comic Sans, the font people love to hate

The story behind Comic Sans, the font people love to hate TechSpot Comic Sans is one of the most recognizable fonts around. Inspired by comic books, it was developed by Vincent Connare in the mid-90s for use in an obscure software product known as Microsoft Bob. Source: The story behind Comic Sans, the font people … Continue reading The story behind Comic Sans, the font people love to hate

Fonts You Use Can Reveal Your Personality And Emotions

University Herald Fonts You Use Can Reveal Your Personality And Emotions University Herald The first one was the Sans Serif typeface which includes Arial, Calibri, Verdana, and Century Gothic among others. According to the participants, these fonts show an all-purpose personality type. Source: Fonts You Use Can Reveal Your Personality And Emotions

Lee: Watch the spacing between your letters

The Daily Northwestern Lee: Watch the spacing between your letters The Daily Northwestern I'm sure that the tracking is accurate, and every letter in SOURCE is spaced out equally, but the combination of the equilateral hexagon symbol in the background combined with the highly symmetrical typeface only reinforces the absolute necessity for ... Source: Lee: … Continue reading Lee: Watch the spacing between your letters

Spector the Shazam of Typography

Placing the phone next to a speaker to identify a song has become blase since the arrival of Shazam. Now Fiona O'Leary, a student of the Royal College of Art, has launched the 'Typographic' version of this popular app. Simply place Spector on a typeface you like and see it change to that exact typeface on … Continue reading Spector the Shazam of Typography

Lombardic initials

Lombardic Type​

Lombardic Capitals The above drawings show an example of Lombardic letters.  The Lombardic letters were a development by the Italians of the old Roman cursive letters. Most types that are based on them are stiff and formal.  Typographers have been mindful of this and have attempted to make the forms less ornate than some of the … Continue reading Lombardic Type​