design
Famous Logos Recreated in Comic Sans...Aren't as Bad as You Feared?

Imagine a world in which Comic Sans has replaced Helvetica or Futura as the go-to font of the corporate logo makers of the world. That's the lovely idea behind niche Tumblr Comic Sans Project, which imagines exactly that -- and recreates famous logos in the world's most hated type face. Read More >>

design
What Hoefler & Frere-Jones' Breakup Means for the Future of Type Design

Chances are you've probably looked at the work of Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones at least one time today. The type designers are behind many of the world's most-loved fonts, like Gotham, made famous by Obama's 2008 campaign. But according to a nasty legal document making the rounds today, the duo has parted ways. Read More >>

science
Scientists Invent Mind-Reading System That Lets You Type With Your Brain

Researchers have invented a mind-reading system that, for the first time in history, allows any person to type words and phrases letter by letter, just by thinking. It all occurs in real time, without moving a single muscle or uttering a single word. Read More >>

design
Why I Hate Helvetica

As it concerns identity design we all recognise Helvetica as a bastion of the rise of the practice of corporate identity in the 1960s, deployed with unrelenting passion by the likes of Massimo Vignelli and Unimark in the U.S. and Total Design in Europe. It helped shed decorative logos and present a unified front for corporations of all sizes in the most serious of manners. It was, in a way, a unifying technology of the era, establishing a specific standard for how logos should look. And that's my biggest issue with Helvetica: It's 1960s technology; 1960s aesthetics; 1960s principles. Read More >>

art
We Built This City on Movable Type

Rock and roll unfortunately does not lend well to proper building code, what with all the shaking, rattling and so on. Instead, Type City (2012) by artist Hong Seon Jang constructs a miniature city-scape from blocks of movable type. [David B Smith Gallery via quipsologies via Collossal] Read More >>

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