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A daily stream of tweets, links, tunes, images, and other bloggish bits and bobs posted by Grant Hutchinson.

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Flagsmith — A Flag Building Typeface

Over 100 shapes and 1,000 alternates that can be mixed and matched to create a sea of unique flags.

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Bickham Script: the Allure of the Vintage Form

A guest post by educator and typographer Dr Shelley Gruendler for the Adobe Type blog.

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Typofonderie: Anisette Pro

From the site: “The latest version of Anisette reinforces the initial idea by adding an outfit set of ‘associated capitals’ and contextual forms. Because of the benefit of OpenType features, the Anisette advanced typography is easy to use in any work of graphic designer. Indeed, the wide and narrow capitals can alternatively be used alone, mixed or manually since the early days of Anisette. Today, the resulting mixture is provided by various context functionalities, providing alternative settings. Many capitals ligatures sometimes in narrow, as in wide versions, are embellished with small capitals aligned on top of capitals which are positioned contextually in key locations in your headlines. A simple sentence set in Anisette Pro will have so much diversity in its representations that the number of Anisette variables offers to its user.”

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I love typography — The first book printed in Italy

Cicero’s “De oratore”, the first extant book printed on Italian soil and the first to use Roman (or more accurately, semi-Roman or semi-Gothic) type.

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Iteration in Type Design: Taking a Typeface from a Good Idea to a Great Tool | Gestalten | Iteration in Type Design: Taking a Typeface from a Good Idea to a Great Tool

A two-day workshop with Commercial Type’s Christian Schwartz, March 17–18 at the Gestalten Space in Berlin.

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Tipografies: Nomada

From the site: “[Jordi Embodas’] Nomada explores the concept of typefaces on the move continuously: sometimes printed, in books, catalogues, posters or packaging; at other times projected on screens of mobile and fixed devices, as text or as image. Because of it’s nature, Nomada is a comfortable and highly legible typeface for any use, language or application. The recipe for it was to take Verdana and mix with Gill Sans, not forgetting a dash of Lucida Sans, Frutiger or Franklin Gothic.”

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Sony SST Type Project

From the site: “In more smartphones, tablets, and other devices, it’s how you interact with what’s on the screen that matters most, as products keep evolving to fulfill new roles and offer new user experiences. In response, and to enliven a variety of other touchpoints with consumers, we have developed an original typeface. Join us behind the scenes to see what the project was all about.”

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Good Global Type: On Typesetting Chinese with Chris Wu

Chris Cheng-Huan Wu will lead a workshop introducing designers to typesetting Chinese, including an overview of Chinese typefaces that are available, current trends in type design and use, and basic principles of Chinese typography. Participants will hear about current practices, will typeset display type and text in Chinese, and will have their efforts analyzed in critiques. February 8th at the Type Directors Club in New York.

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Philippe Apeloig — Typorama

Paris-born Philippe Apeloig will be giving a presentation on February 20th at the Type Directors Club in New York.

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Fairgoods: The basics of sign painting

A quick little tutorial by the folks at Fairgoods featuring their friend, the talented Cody Swinkels.

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H&FJ — For Immediate Release — January 17, 2014

We’re disappointed, but the show goes on.

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Unicode Power Symbol — A proposed addition to Unicode

A proposal by Terence Eden and Joe Loughry to add the IEC Power Symbol and its associated siblings to the next version of the Unicode specification.

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The evolution of MyFonts’ brand marks

The MyFonts wordmark was designed in 2008 by Underware, [and] six years later, we’re pleased to announce a new addition to the the MyFonts logo family. The goal was to create a [sub]mark that would work well at very small sizes.

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A More Modern Scale for Web Typography

In [responsive web design], the proportions and rhythm of your body, headers, and measure deserve as much attention as margins, floats, and media queries. Jason Pamental explains why.

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Gunnar Link: Donki

Donki is a friendly cursive display typeface by German designer Gunnar Link.

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