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 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)

FontBook App

If typography were a religion, FontBook would be the Bible. So, folks, no more excuses for boring typography: FontBook 3.0 is now a universal app and costs a mere $0.99. YES!

Davidson 123

What a lovely print featuring Davison Spencerian Numerals. Available at House Industries.

Your Best

A poster designed by the amazing Jessica Hische, available for purchase here, and for a good cause.

Custom Calligraphy Return Address Stamp

Here’s the ultimate gift for calligraphy lovers: A custom calligraphy return address stamp by Paperfinger.


Love pillows? Love type? Then Typies is for you.

Typographic Bird Houses

Nishant Jethi created these Typographic Bird Houses. Love the idea. In fact, I would like to live in a typographic home myself.

(Thank you Nate)


Job Wouters keeps the dying art of hand-drawn art alive. Interesting post over on FastCo.


Doggy is a rather difficult to read (but highly amusing) font-family rendering words as dogs through the OpenType ligature feature. Depending on the length of a word the dog respectively gets longer or shorter. One letter words result in a sitting dog.



Elegantissima is the first monograph on Louise Fili‘s work and covers the breadth of her nearly forty-year design career. Featuring case studies showing sketches, references, inspiration, and design process, it’s a must-have for graphic design students and professionals, as well as anyone interested in advertising, food, restaurants, Italy, and books.

It’s a beauty of a book!

Bernini Sans

I absolutely *love* Bernini Sans, a new type family by Tim Ahrens! Excited to know that it’s available on Typekit!

(via Jason Santa Maria)

Jessica Hische on your iPhone

If you’re a fan of Jessica Hische’s Drop Caps you might want to check out her iphone cases over on uncommon. #awesomegiftforanytypenerd

Type Worship

Type Worship is the official blog of 8 Faces magazine. Featuring inspirational typography, beautiful lettering, reviews, interviews with leading designers, and exclusive content from the coveted bi-annual publication. Curated by Jamie Clarke with Elliot Jay Stocks.

We Love Typography

Are you into Typography? Then you will love this site. (Type in a keyword and be amazed!) ‘We Love Typography’ is a collaboration between John Boardley and Kari Pätilä. It’s like an FFFFound for type-related content, a type-themed delicious for the eyes. It’s Type Heaven.


Makers Gonna Make, by Jude Landry. Hmm… wouldn’t that make a great Tattly?

(via Maria)

Typograhic Viennese Facades

A quite magical collection of over 4,000 photographs of vintage typographic Viennese storefronts by Herbe Marker. Beautiful.

(Thank you Anina Rehm)

Conan O’Brien Quote

This hand-pulled screenprint by Kyle & Courtney Harmon *must* go up at Studiomates. Conan O’Brien is a wise man.

More / Less

Sometimes you feel like you should be doing more. Other times you feel like the right thing to do is less. This letterpress print, by Jason Polan, helps once you decide which one to strive for.


I see beauty (and humor) in this Vintage Wood Road Side Produce Sign. Rhubarb!


Typenerds unite: Levato is a brand-new typeface by Monotype and has been optimized for print, web and skin. #makesmehappy

FontShop Plugin

FontShop CS Plugin Beta from FontShop on Vimeo.

The new FontShop plugin lets you use all fonts they distribute for mock-ups. It allows the designers to experiment with font variations, and to show different typographic options to their clients before actually purchasing anything.

A Typographic Dating Game

Aura Seltzer pointed me her newly launched typographic dating game called TypeConnection that helps you how to pair typefaces.