Posts Tagged ‘Typography’

NASA Graphics Standard Manual

I’m a happy backer of the Kickstarter project to reissue the 1975 NASA Graphics Standards Manual. Recently, Nasa released a PDF of the manual online. It’s great and it only makes me want the printed version more.

Mr. Robot

I’ve been enjoying Mr. Robot this Summer—It starts with one of the best pilots I’ve ever seen. One small detail that’s stood out for me are the title shots. The music, framing, and oversized logo are just all… read more

OH no Type Company

I’m excited to see that James Edmondson has started OH no Type Company (via Nick Sherman). The full announcement can be read here. My favorite bit: Also, why are type foundries typically marketed in such a vanilla way? Why… read more


Fontstand is a new service + Mac OS X app that introduces a new way to license desktop fonts. Even though 99% of my work is web-based, Fontstand immediately appeals to me. Too many times have I purchased a… read more

Mark Simonson—The Romance of Offset

I thoroughly enjoyed Mark Simonson’s TypeCon2014 talk on the Romance of Offset. In it, he shares his earliest work as a graphic designer doing paste ups for his Mad-Magazine-esque school paper. You can watch the talk on Vimeo here.

OpenType on the Web

While preparing for my Ampersand Conference talk, I decided to learn more about how to use OpenType features on the web. I was delighted to find this online demo/sandbox built by the conference organizer himself, Richard Rutter: To… read more