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[8 Mar 2011 | Comments Off | ]
The History of the Book Flickr Set

I’ve recently been spending way too much time over on the History of the Book Flickr set, a collection of some 20,000 photos of initials, ornaments, and type from Royal Library, The Hague, and the Archive of Alkmaar. Its author, Dr. Paul Dijstelberge has scanned thousands of pages from European printed works from the 15th through the 17th century. Illustrated works, type specimens, medical illustrations, and engravings and cataloged by country and century of origin. There are a …

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[11 Jan 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Flickermood 2.0

We love type. We love music. Put the two together and the results can be awesome. Check out the video above—a playful little typographical study by Sebastian Lange that’s a whole lot of fun (via insidefaceout).  Check out more of his work here.

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[5 Dec 2010 | Comments Off | ]
The Colosseum as Type

What began as a 10-year wedding anniversary to Rome concluded a year later as an artistic endeavor to reimagine the Coliseum with type.

In March 2009, Cameron Moll and his wife, Suzanne, spent several days in Rome to celebrate their 10-year anniversary. This was also a chance to observe in detail the Coliseum, which Cameron had already selected as the next subject in his series of letterpress posters.
Over the course of the next 12 months, the artwork was handcrafted character by character, totaling roughly 250 hours …

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[19 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Linotype: The Movie

With the success of Helvetica: The Movie, and the forthcoming Herbert Matter movie, it would seem natural that someone would create a film about the rise and fall of Linotype. For those who don’t know, Linotype revolutionized the typesetting industry in the 19th century allowing vast amounts of text to be set quickly by a single operator by pushing buttons on a…wait for it…keyboard. Prior to this, printing type was “composed” by picking up individual characters and setting them, one by one, into a letterpress printing press.
By contrast, the Linotype …

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[17 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | ]
For The Geek Typographer

We love typography. We love Star Wars. So what’s not to love about these series of Star Wars inspired typographic posters? Using only typographic elements, the folks over at H-57 have created a series of posters entitled, “May the Force of Typography be With You.” Obviously, they’re just our “type” of thing.

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[17 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | ]
So Much Typography

Typographer and type designer Seb Lester has created three striking screen prints using his unique typographic gifts. Over at iLoveTypography.com, he discusses the process he went through in creating these unique pieces. While at first, the pieces might seem straightforward, upon closer inspection, his attention to detail is superb.
My favorite (and the one I can sympathize with the most) is this proverb but the other two are even more beautiful. Have a look at iLoveTypography.com for more.

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[8 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Disfluency: The Art of Making Things Difficult

Speech disfluencies are any of various breaks, irregularities, or utterances that are often not consistent with any specific grammatical construction and occur within the flow of otherwise fluent speech. These include, for example, words and sentences that are cut off mid-utterance, phrases that are restarted or repeated, repeated syllables, grunts or unrecognizable utterances occurring as “fillers”, and “repaired” utterances.
In short, disfluency is a break in an otherwise consistent grammatical flow and, as such, is not desirable.
But how about visual disfluency?
Visual disfluency is a break …