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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.