Posts Tagged: typography

Sound & Vision: Spencer Drate & Judith Salavetz

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Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz on their long collaborative career designing for artists like John Lennon, the Talking Heads, and more.

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Word of the Day: Amphigory

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(n.); a nonsense verse; specifically, a poem designed to look and sound good, but which has no meaning upon closer reading; from the French amphigouri. “Just imagine a typeface that could inspire empathy inherently based on the softness of a letter’s apex or by increasing or decreasing negative space in characters.” –Liz Stinson, “Can Typography […]

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Sound & Vision: Hannah Haugberg

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Painter and letterer Hannah Haugberg discusses the art of designing custom guitar pedals.

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What Words Used to Look Like

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If Rumpus readers have one thing in common, it’s that we all love words—their meanings, their sounds, even their shapes. If you have a particular affection for the way words look, you might enjoy TypeHunting, a collection of pictures of vintage typography. Some of our favorites include Sears Roebuck and Co. nitro powder (“harmful or […]

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Too Much Fun With The OED

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It looks like Nick Martens over at The Bygone Bureau is having too much fun with his OED subscription. “To those who would say that there is nothing “secret” about the publicly available Oxford English Dictionary, or that browsing said publication’s website for an hour hardly constitutes a “history,” I have prepared the following response: […]

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The History of a Font

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This is the story of Johnston Sans, a character-set created for the London Underground in 1915, and the challenges involved in updating an iconic typeface. I wouldn’t blame you for thinking that the subject might be a little dry, but the story isn’t. It’s a fascinating look at not only the evolution of an icon […]

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