Monthly Archives: October 2011

This Week in Type: figures and numbers

Blog header @ Fontfeed

Great resource about using figures and numerals. Concepts and software use explained and Fontfeed blog: http://fontfeed.com/archives/figuring-out-numerals/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fontfeed+%28The+FontFeed%29

And the corresponding sequel: http://fontfeed.com/archives/figuring-out-numerals-the-sequel/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fontfeed+%28The+FontFeed%29

Detail from Sven Neumann's study

An exemplary and inspirational empirical study on legibility. It’s written in german but Google Translate can help quite a bit. Sven’s work methodology is well presented and the findings are not surprising, but it’s well worth reading: www.typografie.info/2/content.php/250-Empirische-Studie-zur-Lesbarkeit

[update: found an english version on the OpenType forum here: http://opentype.info/blog/2011/09/20/empirical-study-about-the-legibility-of-typefaces-used-on-signs-in-public-space/]

Tundra's full charset at ILT

Must love Tundra’s character set development: http://ilovetypography.com/2011/10/05/the-making-of-ff-tundra/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ILoveTypography+%28i+love+typography%29

Felton's presentation on Vimeo

Nicholas Felton’s Numerical Narratives at Eeyo Festival 2011: http://vimeo.com/27800118. It’s not really about type and typography, but his works are just great—already on my iPhone ;)

Detail from Roboto

Roboto from Google: http://typographica.org/2011/on-typography/roboto-typeface-is-a-four-headed-frankenstein/?mid=5091. Still don’t know what to make of it… On the one hand, part of me wants to love it. On the other hand… Via Tânia Raposo @ Type Shares

This Week in Type: It’s all about vid… Vimeo!

Dan Rhatigan's conference on Vimeo

A week after our successful Portuguese Typography conference, I’m determined to get back on this blog’s saddle. With this in mind, here’s another edition of This Week in Type—I’ll try to shorten this topic down to 5 links a week, organized on a given theme or topic. In order to get them out every week I’ll slim down the text to an almost “bookmark style” post.

First and foremost, after ATypI’s short videos on Vimeo, here’s Rhatigan’s conference on Web fonts and more: http://vimeo.com/29473760 (post image). Hope we’ll be able to publish our own conference videos soon too (Petr van Blokland’s conference rocked!)

Detail from Web Ink's website

Talking about typography on the Web, here’s Thomas Phinney’s Typography’s Best Practices for the Web. Part 1: http://blog.webink.com/web-fonts/free-best-practices-for-web-typography-webcast-series/ and Part 2: http://blog.webink.com/webink/free-webcast-best-practices-for-web-typography-part-2-setting-web-type/

Detail from Fontfeed's blog

Vocabulary of Type (via Fontfeed): http://vimeo.com/12723954. Not about web, not even a “today technology” but a nice experimental video.

rtype on vimeo

One more visual inspiration reference—Rui Abreu’s latest experiment: http://vimeo.com/12723954. Big fan of his work (but I’m a biased friend of him…)

As a final note, not a video link, but I’m sure it’ll produce a lot of videos online. The next Typo conference: http://www.fontshop.com/blog/newsletters/typolondon2011/?utm_source=Newsletter20110928&utm_medium=email&utm_term=em&utm_campaign=typolondon2011&affId=98219

Europe’s most successful annual three-day design conference comes to London: TYPO. An A-list of influential speakers from the world of typography; information, graphic and digital design; brand experience; film; animation; publishing and education are confirmed for this inaugural edition. The theme for TYPO’s London debut is “Places”. The conference will take place from 20-22 October in Logan and Jeffery Halls at the University of London.