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Typophile threads discussing the history and usefullness of the interrobang:
Chitty Chitty Interrobang Bang
origins of question mark/exclamation mark/interrobang
Bring back the Interrobang
More about the interrobang at the FontFeed:
Graphic Designer living in Germany. Lauded internationally for his particularly typographic posters.
Since 2002, leader of the German membership branch of the Alliance Graphique Internationale.
Interview on typeoff.de (in German): http://www.typeoff.de/?p=39
100 Hackford Road, London SW9 0QU
Holdings include a large amount a material from the Stephenson Blake and Co., Wood type from Robert DeLittle, York and hot metal from the Monotype Corporation as well as the working papers of Walter Tracy.
In May 2006 this Museum was closed due to lack of funding. A campaign and supporting Type Museum Society has been launched which you are invited to join.
The Gutenberg Museum is located in Mainz (near Frankfurt), Germany. The museum featuers a working replica of a Gutenberg press with demonstrations made regularly. I also houses a two-volume 42 line Gutenberg Bible and has a collection of historical handwritings, prints, presses and typesetting equipment.
The museum also is home to the "Druckladen", a letterpress workshop open to everyone interested. The muesum closely cooperates with the "Mainzer Minnipressen Archiv (MMPA), a collection of books from micro-publishers and -presses. The MMPA is organiser of the bi-annual "Minnipressen-Messe", a trade fair for micro-publishers and -presses.
The Museum für Druckkunst (Museum of Printing Arts & Technology) is located in Leipzig, Germany. They organize the annual Typotage Leipzig conference.
für Druckkunst Leipzig
Phone: +49 (0)341 2 31 62 0
Indices : Museums
National Print Museum
Plantin Moretus Museum
v. transative. A term used to describe type that has been horizontally or vertically stretched or condensed using graphic design software. Glyph scaling in this manner is almost always inadvisable and is often a sure sign of amateur typography. Space is best saved by reducing the type size or using a condensed (or extended) version of the font professionally drawn by a type designer.
“Squooshed™” is a trademark of Miss Tiff Industries, Inc.
See also Faux Formatting.
There are two types, or flavors, of OpenType fonts (OTFs): PostScript flavored OTFs and TrueType flavored OTFs. Those with PostScript outlines are of the Compact Font Format (CFF) variety and are designated by the ".otf" suffix. Technically, all Windows TrueType fonts can be considered OpenType fonts and are cross-platform and may be designated by either the ".ttf" or ".otf" suffix. TrueType flavored OTFs are thus backwards compatible on Windows operating systems as long as they are designated with the ".ttf" suffix. However, TrueType fonts do not appear with the OpenType icon unless they are digitally signed by the font foundry.
ShinnType was founded in 1999 by Nick Shinn, to publish his original type designs. Prior to that, his types had been published by a number of different companies.
ShinnType has released 14 retail typeface families (113 fonts): Artefact, Alphaville, Beaufort, Bodoni Egyptian, Brown Gothic, Eunoia, Goodchild, Handsome, Morphica, Nicholas, Panoptica, Preface, Walburn, and Worldwide.
Wikipedia: House Industries
Probably Eric Gill’s most well known typeface, and one of the most successful sans-serifs. The typeface was inspired by Edward Johnston’s sans serif for the London Underground. Today Gill Sans in digital form is packaged with the Macintosh operating system.
Students learn a mixture of skills in design, media, and material fabrication. Strong programs at Art Center include transportation design, industrial design, illustration and graphic design. Notable faculty in graphic design include Anne Burdick, Lisa Nugent, and Simon Johnston.
Intriguing freeware tool for quality assurance and inspection of TrueType and OpenType fonts from Steve Hartwell, downloadable from the Font Inspector web site. Versions for both Mac OS X and Windows XP. Allows users to browse the contents of font files, seeing how the font is drawn using various renderers, and allowing users to check that glyphs are properly named. Offers rudimentary support for font validation as well.