I just spent a good 20minutes on typeeverything.com. Long live Typography.

Average Font

Average Font by Mortiz Resl shows what a font would look like if it consisted of all typefaces installed on his system. Every character from a to z is drawn using every single font with a low opacity. In total there are over 900 typefaces in his library. And, he didn’t exclude the ‘ugly’ ones.

The Average Font is typographic poetry.

Retirement Facitlity Signage

This is not your usual wayfinding system. Hat tip to Tina Staeheli for designing this refreshing, minimal signage system for a (fancy) Swiss retirement home.


I am a big fan of all things Markus Raetz. The fact that he now made a Typographic Illusion Scultpure makes me swoon.

House Industries & Herman Miller

House Industries and Herman Miller are producing a limited edition series of 80 Eames wire-base tables (aka an LTR or Low Table Rod) that include A thru Z, numbers and ornaments from the Eames Century Modern font collection.

YES! YES! YES! Learn more here.



Here, go create your own TypeRing. Easy. Cool idea.

(via @fontblog)

Wood Type Revival

I am thrilled that the Wood Type Revival store is now live and ready for business. Born out of Kickstarter: Wood Type Revival is printing rare historic wood type, and turning them into digital fonts for modern designers. And all you web designers will be happy to know that all WTR fonts are avaialable on Typekit for web use! YES!

Go buy some old fonts.

Do Watcha Like

Arianna of Paperjam Press just recently added a few more prints to her collection of hand pulled, short runs of words to live by.

Thinking of a Masterplan hangs above my desk and makes me happy on a daily basis. The Do Watcha Like made me chuckle. See them all here.

birthday cards

These birthday cards by 9SpotMonk made me giggle.

Franklin Gothic on Typekit

YES! Typekit just added another classic typeface to their catalog: Franklin Gothic URW. There has never been a more exciting time to be a web designer than *now*.

Typographic Tattly Tuesday

Typenerds that we are, we just launched four new type-driven Tattlys today: Make Change by Evan Huwa, Trouble Maker by Jim Datz, workisnotajob. by Catharina Bruns and the Deming letraset Tattly by studiomate Mike Fortress.


These letters make me happy. It’s a Screen Printed Letter Set by JP Boneyard Design and I want them all.

(via eighthourday)

2012 Stendig Calendar

The Stendig Calendar was designed by design legend Massimo Vignelli in 1966 and is part of the permanent design collection at the Museum of Modern Art. You can currently pre-order it over at Vetted.

(Thank you Antonio)

Off Book | Typography | PBS Arts

In episode 2 of Off Book, typeface designers Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones outline the importance of selecting the right font to convey a particular feeling. Graphic designer Paula Scher talks about building identity in messaging, while Eddie Opara uses texture to create reaction. Infographic designers Julia Vakser and Deroy Peraza map complicated data sets into digestible imagery, mixing color, graphics and type.

(So excited to see our friends from Hyperakt featured. Well deserved!)

Beautiful Swear Words

I admit, BeautifulSwearWords.com by Theo Olsen made me smile.

FontBook iPad App

FontBook, the world’s most comprehensive typographical reference guide, is now available on iPad. If typography were a religion, this would be the Bible. FontBook™ is the world’s most comprehensive typographic reference tool, containing 110 typefoundries and featuring over 620,000 typeface specimens. Use the FontBook app to look up and view fonts by name, style category, typographical subclassification, designer name, foundry name, year of publication, or by similarity of design. Compile your own list of favorite fonts, and use the “compare” tool to test-drive fonts. Specially designed for fast, easy navigation and also works as a fun playground for finding inspiration.

Can’t wait to download this tonight when I get home!

Comic Sans Fighting Back

While I am not crazy about the foul language in this stop animation, I am completely in love with the fact that Comic Sans fights back. The last sentence made me laugh out loud. The original monologue was written by Mike Lacher but the animation is by Joe Hollier who also created this amazing stop animation called My Visual Diary.

Animal Balloon Typography

Takashi Kawada created an iphone app called Animal Font which lets you write out a message in animal shaped balloon typography and send it to friends via email.

(via spoon-tamago)


FontFonter let’s you look at any website in 40 different fonts.

(via erik spiekermann)

Block Type Experiment

Combine wooden blocks and perspective and what you’ll get is a fascinating Block Type Experiment.

(Thank you Maria)

Hoban Cards

Nate Burgos of DesignFeast pointed me to a true gem today: Hoban Cards is a fantastic letterpress calling card printing service by Evan Calkin. To get your own Hoban Card all you have to do is choose from six designs, enter your name, email or phone number, check out via paypal and then wait for them to show up at your doorsteps! Each calling card is hand printed on a 1902 Chandler and Price letterpress. For an affordable $75 you get 100 personalized cards printed on 100% 110lb cotton paper. Here’s Evan’s press in action:

These would make an amazing gift! I might just order a batch for myself…

(via Nate via Shawn)

Heath House Numbers

Heath Ceramics and House Industries teamed up and created Heath House Numbers, 3-dimensionals clay tiles. The tiles celebrate the legendary Neutra and Eames Number Fonts. Aren’t they beautiful? This makes me want to own a modern house where I can apply them outside, for the wold to see!

Vintage Marvels

I stumbled upon this post over at designworklife about an amazing Etsy shop called Vintage Marvels. They sell lovely selection of letterpress wood blocks. Dangerous territory for me. I couldn’t help but purchase the commas.

I love you more

This I Love You More Garland made me chuckle. Available over on Etsy.