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

One thought on “This Week in Type: figures and numbers

  1. Pingback: Links do dia: Jobs, virtual e aumentado « DESIGNLAB

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>