FF Mark

FF Mark

FontFont recently launched a beautiful new typeface called FF Mark. The new Germanetric sans is a collaboration between Hannes von Döhren, Christoph Koeberlin, and the FontFont Type Department, with creative support from the mighty Erik Spiekermann.

FF Mark has an impressive 10 weights ranging from Hairline to Black. Check out its microsite that showcases and celebrates the thinking and creative process behind the typeface. Well done, FontFont!

Eggs Font

Egg Font

I took 1000 eggs, 10 pans, 5 burned fingers, 3 hours, 1 bottle of oil for this Typeface made of Eggs. It is made of high-resolution photos and contains of letters, symbols and numbers. Every letter has transparent background and ready for placement in your design.

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Time Enjoyed Wasting

Time Enjoyed Wasting

Time Enjoyed Wasting is not Wasted. Beautiful lettering by Patrick Cabral found over on Jessica Walsh’s and Timothy Goodman’s 40 Days of Dating Experiment Site.

House Industries + Uniqlo

House Industries + Uniqlo

There’s nothing better than brands you love teaming up and turning up everyone’s dial of awesome to 11. In this case: House Industries + Uniqlo.

Lucky

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Currently drooling over this giant face-lit Lucky sign. A beauty, no?

$2,500 and it’s yours, made to order.

Type Designers

“Don’t have a favorite font. Do have a favorite type designer.”
- Jessica Hische

Excellent read: Upping Your Type Game, by Jessica Hische

O.K.

it's going to be ok.

I saw this minimal letterpress print by Ladyfiners Letterpress at the National Stationery Show. Must get one for the studio.

The True New Yorker

The True New Yorker

This quote by John Updike was part of my change of address card 13 years ago, when I decided to stay in NYC longer than just the initially planned 3 months. Congrats to the designers Michael Tabie and Karen Goheen of Two Arms Inc.

Isn’t it supposed to say “The True New Yorker *secretely* believes…”

Do Good Work

Do Good Work

Do Good Work Letterpress print by Inkstomp.

Holstee Letterpress Card

Holstee Letterpress Card

Type designer Dave Foster created this beautiful letterpress card with a line from the Holstee Manifesto. Beautiful!

iFontMaker

iFontMaker

iFontMaker is an iPad font editor allowing you to create typefaces with the iPad touch interface in a matter of minutes. I’ll definitely try this with my daughter!

(via iA)

Any Road

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A quote by Lewis Carroll, designed by Ross Moody, available over at 55 Hi’s.

Zachary Smith

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Who’s with me that these designs by Zachary Smith would make fab Tattly temporary tattoos?

Hand-painted Saw

Hand-painted saw

This hand-drawn saw by Zachary Smith is a beauty. Jude Landry is the lucky owner.

Ampersand Piñata

Ampersand PInata

How ridiculously wonderful is this Ampersand Piñata?

Make Something

Make Something Today

Yes, to this banner.

This / That

This and That

In a sea of possibility it can be hard to choose. Just remember, there’s no wrong answer: You Can Get with This, Or You Can Get with That.

Paper Jam Press posters are hand-pulled through a Vandercook letterpress, set with turn-of-the-century gothic wood type. Each poster comes out just a little bit different, and Arianna Orland likes it that way. We do too.

(You can also get some of her posters as Tattly)

Quotes & Accents

quotes and accents

A reference guide to type smart quotes and accented characters: quotesandaccents.com

(via Jessica)

Wireframe Letters

Wireframe Letters

These beautifully wireframed letters have been created by Dan Hoopert. Would love nothing more than to cover my living room walls with these.

B

B by Jessica Hische

B-Print as in Beautiful. Jessica Hische restocked her shop!

Blokk Font

Blokk Font

Blokk’s description made me laugh: BLOKK is a font for quick mock-ups and wireframing for clients who do not understand latin.

(Thanks Rusty)

NYC Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual

NYC Transit Graphics Standards Manual

This site is an archival record of a first edition NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual designed by Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda of Unimark International. Fascinating fact: The manual was found in a locker beneath old gym clothes. But thanks to Niko Skourtis, Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth we can now all enjoy it online.

(thanks Don)

Daily Dishonesty

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Simply wonderful: Daily Dishonesty project by NYC based designer Lauren Hom. You can buy them as prints. I know some folks who would make perfect recipients for the Bacon is a Food Group print.

(thank you @shopbrika and via missmoss)

Kerntype

Kerntype is a online game showing you the importance of proper letter spacing. Your mission is simple: achieve pleasant and readable text by distributing the space between letters. Typographers call this activity kerning. Your solution will be compared to a typographer’s solution, and you will be given a score depending on how close you nailed it.

(via Chris)