Freight Sans Black is strong — make a statement. Tisa is more delicate; but it still packs a punch. Get with the Times, New Roman. Did you hear about the fight between the sans-serifs? The violence was Grotesk, but Akzidenz happen.
To delight someone is to give them a small lesson in seeing the world as something good. —Frank Chimero
It started with a local hot-dog eating contest. Lou Verbain took first place, and moved on to the provincials, where he placed second. But the first-place contestant bowed out when his stomach ruptured, and Lou was on to the nationals. At internationals he placed a distant third to a whip-thin Japanese girl.
Lou wasn't about to take that lying down, so he went into hard-core training. He ate all the hot dogs in town, then in the province, and eventually he caused a continent-wide shortage in meat-ish products. He moved on. Hamburgers, pies, cookies, anything he could stuff down his gullet. He grew and grew, too, expanding like a weed, like a balloon. It was surreal.
The day he started eating cars was probably the point of no return. He started small, with a rusted-out Datsun, but by week's end he was devouring Hummers and limos. At some point hydrogen fusion started up in his stomach, but he didn't notice.
Long story short, now he's a black hole, Verbain X-1, and the Universe is slowly falling into him.
Long live print. Ok, print isn't really dead. It's alive and well. In fact, why not go and buy a book right now? I'd recommend The Shape Of Design.
A man who would letterspace lower case would steal sheep, Frederic Goudy liked to say. If this wisdom needs updating, it is chiefly to add that a woman who would letterspace lower case would steal sheep as well .
Even by the dismal standards of recent Japanese prime ministers, Naoto Kan could hardly be described as a people person. In the days and weeks that followed the unprecedented triple hit of a magnitude-nine earthquake, the devastating tidal wave and nuclear drama, it was not Prime Minister Kan’s first instinct to rush to the stricken north-east and comfort its homeless, shell-shocked citizens.
¿Me entiendes? And PT Sans is perfect for outweighing Cubano. Classy and easy on the eyes. Did you know that the Spanish island of Tenerife is essentially one huge volcano? Scary, huh?
Entre los individuos, como entre las naciones, el respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz — Benito Juárez.
Skolar makes a gentlemanly font for body copy. How do you do, madame? May I take your coat? Wait a second, what on Earth is a serif face doing on a blueprint? Isn’t it usually the home of big, bold sans-serif lettering? Or at least the handwriting of an architect or an engineer?
Right on. That’s more like it. Back to the drawing board, Mosby.
Its working title was "Honest Abe." Not really. I made that up. Remember how we were talking about statistics earlier?
It is enough to count the force of gravity as one of the components of an object. An old-fashioned chandelier without its frame at once becomes a pile of rubbish. Its form is obtained with the help of gravity.
— Bruno Munari, Design As Art
And Garamond Premier Pro is elegant & classic. If these line lengths weren’t so short, I’d split this thing up and show you all how great it looks in two columns. Wait a second, I can do just that!
A Welshman went for a job. The interviewer said to him, “We will have to give you a small test as the Welshman we have recently interviewed didn’t have a good command of the English language. Can you give me a sentence using the word ‘great’?” The Welshman replied, “I’ve got a donkey jacket & I think it’s great.” The interviewer said, “That’s pretty good. Now give me a sentence using the words ‘great’ and ‘fascinate’.” To which the Welshman replied, “I’ve got a donkey jacket and I think it’s great, it has nine buttons, but I can only fascinate.”
Tisa, on the other hand, is lovely in every respect. An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, and greed. The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
A kitten was surprised today by a headline set in Prenton Ultra Condensed. Sources say that the headline was seen in close proximity with Georgia during the early hours of Friday, yelling headlines and news stories at passers by.
Mrs Peters from Yorkshire said that the headline was
utterly atrocious, yet strangely enticing. The fonts have since remained relatively low-key.
Set in Prenton Ultra Condensed and Georgia.
Let’s face it - Helvetica rocks. But unfortunately, we can’t ensure every user sees it. Nimbus Sans is a lovely alternative to Helvetica, with all the charm of the original Neue Haas Grotesk.
Josef Müller-Brockmann’s “Raster System Für Die Visuelle Gestaltung” - Ein Handbuch für Grafiker, Typografen und Ausstellungsgestalter. German language in a “Swiss” font stack? Yeah, I don’t get it either.
Set in Nimbus Sans.
Whereas Meta Serif is easy on the eyes; perfect for long reading. Vexing vixens vote violently for vodka vials. See how easy that was? Boldly go where no man has been before.
¾ of statistics on the web are made up on the spot.