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Frankenstein Monster from a Clarendon G... (with some liberties, of course)

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I have another new blog.

That makes.... uh, one too many.

This is about signs and signage (the definition of "sign" being rather broad). I may keep it up.

http://signobserver.wordpress.com/

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back to legibility


Looking into on the legibility of typefaces got me thinking - If you want to understand legibility, maybe you need to start by understanding illegibility.


How much of a character can be missing before it can't be read.


What is the least amount of information it's possible display before a character is just - gone.

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based on the font on a sign in Manic Coffee

doodle doodle doodle.

College, near Bathurst in T.O. Great coffee & Strong too...

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Y, Y, Y,V.


Support columns from the Toronto Transit Commision's "LRT" line at the terminal station, Scarborough Town Centre

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From the back of the drawer

The film pos and hand-cut Amberlith from a sign I did years ago. I like the fi ligature.

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From my sketchbook

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This was fun

It started out as a sketch of a man with an unruly dog and a shopping bag (Or is that a man-purse?). The Bad curve replaced the dog as an inspiration from my "bad curve" question. I don't like the bag. Maybe I'll either give him some drawing implements or a poop-and-scoop doo-dad.

In case anyone asks, the font I used is Isoctuer, which I can't find out anything about, but I think came with AutoCAD. The rest in the suit are single stroke fonts.

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on the subject of found type


more expounding here. (Per Joe's comment below.)

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This is from the first typeface I did. I based it on the logotype of my employer. I don't like it much, but it does do this:

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The Wolff Olins version...

You'll have to imagine it animated on your own.

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new icon

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Oh there it is

The photo my Typophile icon is from - Found at last.

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widening in vertical stroke should be more subtle

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needs a bit of cleaning.

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1rst typophile blog entry

Until now I wasn't aware there was this blog feature in typophile.

My primary typogrphic concern at the moment is legibility of typefaces for signage. I'll post some observations and findings here as things progress.

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