It suddenly stuck me one day that English typefaces are so much all over the planet that we at time neglect the (little) lesser yet beautiful ones. In fact, the beautiful scripts that these emerge from open such vast spaces for exploration. It was then decided that I’ll pick up our very own Devanagari, the mother of many Indic languages, a very few of them being Hindi, Marathi and Nepali.

In this entire exploration exercise, I made it a point to do whatever I wanted to on my own terms and conditions. I picked up Devanagari for the same and what followed was an interesting series of revelations.

I am a design student with a love for type and print as well as the challenges of type and web. I am looking for some good places to look for a job.

I'd love to work in book design/layout, but I enjoy all kinds of design. I'll be in NYC and Boston next month and would like to visit some places (I'll send out a little self promo piece prior to arriving). Anyone have any tips of some typographically fantastic design agency places?

If you know of some great places to work, and they aren't in NYC/Boston, please tell as well!




Check out a new blog post from 59amblepath:


Hi everyone,

I am the Faculty Advisor of the Shakespeare Press Museum, a working printing museum on the campus of Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo, California.

We have 18 operating presses and about 400 metal and wood type fonts.

Our never-ending problem is cataloging and indexing our collection of type, some of which is so rare that we don't know what it is, where it came from, or what to call it.

I have been working for several months to develop a method for cataloging the nicks on the type we have, which I plan to use to help identify type that is not distributed correctly, or at all.

Acknowledging the potential weaknesses of the system (different nicks in the same font, for example) I would like to put this out to the Typophile forum for comment.

Consider it as the first of a line of experimental apps for the AppStore:


And also as a follow-up to a couple of discussions that took place here around one year ago: 1, 2


In Case of Emergency Use Helvetica

High-Res (2560x1600) desktop version available at the above url, enjoy!


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Brass Serif

Check out these gorgeous address numbers! Any idea what they are?



I am looking for suggestions for typefaces with little or no counters, I want to use large type to put images in.

Hi guys,

Does anybody know of typographic blogs similar to bibliodyssey.com, lots of imagery from old books and ephemera?

Thanks very much

So as a publications teacher, I obviously think teaching students typography is relevant. I mean, after all, these kids will someday be the ones designing our magazine headlines and advertisements. I thought, heck, this has to be supported in our state standards for technology, right? WRONG. I found these results when I did a general search for typography:

Arizona Department of Education: 0 results
Association of Career and Technical Education: 1 result
Association of Career and Technical Education in Arizona: 0 results
Electronic Journalism Academic Standards: 0 results
Audio/Visual Technology Academic Standards: 0 results

Even in the class where typography SHOULD be relevant, it is not even mentioned!

I've been quite interested in the idea of creating a couple of fonts for a while now, but although I'm a skilled graphic designer, (and therefore good with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Quark) when it comes to software for creating fonts I'm really not sure where to start.

A few years ago I did briefly have access to a copy of Fontographer, which at the time was a real standard for this kind of software. Is this still the case or should I be looking at getting another program? What is the best software for creating fonts now?

All tips, hints and recommendations will be appreciated.

My first full typeface Badona has just been released at MyFonts and HypeForType. Here are the links:

MyFonts: http://bit.ly/bfnYxA
HypeForType: http://bit.ly/98oCR2
Behance Presentation: http://bit.ly/bnnYFC

I'm waiting for your support.


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We have been having a debate on the proper representation of Ellipsis. Our proofreader says there should be a space before and after.

... and the train left the station ...

When doing a call out or in general typesetting, this space bugs me. I'm trying to find a reference stating that this rule doesn't stand for typesetting (like 2 spaces after a period in essays!)

Our new Typography Desktop Calendar for february is now available for free to anyone interested Its also available sans calendar.


i would like to know more details about the typographer rudolph koch's ties with the jewish community and his designs made for the jews, like the offenbacher haggadah.

also, for hebrew readers, i wrote an essay about koch's work in my hebrew blog:

Hello Respected Typohiles.

Recently i tried to do an experiment of using too many typefaces in one single composition & try to make them sync together & create an interest.
I don't know did it really worked on not, but when i shared the composition with people i got a very two-sided response. Some viewers loved it in first go & agreed that this works perfectly & on the other side some viewers just totally discarded it & said its too confusing & bizarre for their eyes.

What do you all think ?
Critisim,feedback is much appreciated.Thanks!

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We would like to invite you to our new book project "Typoversity."

"Typoversity" wants to get you an insight into interesting and varied selection
of projects
from the university (thesis or semester project). The focus of attention is on
Submission deadline: 15.03.2010

Attendance / Release is completely free!

Please send your suggestions in form of visual material (screen-pdf) to mail (at) typoversity.de



I want to do something to give back to my hometown, so i've come up with an idea for a pasty cook off. This would be an interface to strengthen and further bond Marquette, Michigan. Through pasties I hope to strengthen, facilitate and connect the community, as well as stimulate the local businesses.

The National Pasty Cookoff
2010 Marquette, Michigan

I want to make a website and a poster series to begin the promotional process.

I am breaking a few "type rules" using too many typefaces, but I want this to have a retro/vintage feel.
Any feedback about typography or ideation for the event itself would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,


Find out more about doctoral study at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication

Announcing a postgraduate research colloquium & workshop, Tuesday 23 March 2010, 10am-4pm
Open to potential students, current academics and interested parties.
A day of talks and other activities including:
• presentations of staff research activities
• workshop on writing a research proposal for a PhD
• a day in the life of a postgraduate research student.
Assistance with travel to Reading may be available for current UK-based students who are interested in applying
The event is free of charge, but registration in advance required. For further information or to register, contact
Carolyn Davidson +44 (0)118 378 6598, c.davidson@reading.ac.uk

Hi, What the font comes up with the wrong face for this. Most unique character from the 6 shown here is the 'N'. Thanks.

Hi All,

I'm working in tandem with two in-house designers on a news magazine redesign. The new nameplate/logotype is a heavily customized amalgamation of Gotham Black and Font Bureau's Anisette Bold (think very wide and bold). The serif we've chosen is Glosa Display for big heads, and Glosa Text for body copy. We're also using Stag, a contemporary slab, for headlines, decks, etc.

I was hoping that you guys could help me out. I am by no means a typographer of any sort, so I was hoping to get your help. I would like to get the following verse in a tattoo on my right calf, and was hoping I could get your opinions on fonts, spacing, kerning and all that good stuff.

"Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me."

That is the verse I was planning on, and I was hoping to run it just under half way around my calf and then rap to the next line, so I'm guessing it would have to be about 16pt, hoping for no longer than 3 lines long... I don't know if this would be adequate information.. That would make the width about 3.5 to 4 inches across..

We have officially launched our online store with an Ampersand 10-Pack. Check it out! Haafe.com

I want to learn and understand how to use ligatures and glyphs better.

Does anyone know of a helpful book, a guide or an article?

Thanks for the help!

hi Typohiles.

I am a self-taught Designer. And my major work area is Illustration & Web. And i do have an interest in Typography.
I would appreciate if i can get some Book recommendations from you experts. I have been reading & following various type blogs around the webosphere, so if you are aware of books which are lot more detailed & still worth buying, please let me know !

Thanks ! :)

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