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January 17, 2012

Points, Pixels, Paper: Out of Sorts and Other Font Phrases

When I learned how to set metal type, my instructor taught us the difference between job cases.

Topics: Topics: Random, Type

December 29, 2011

Points, Pixels, Paper: Type in the Real World Vol. 2

Volume 2 of Type in the Real World looks at typographic left-overs, for sale signs, newspapers, and weather maps, among other spectacles.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Environmental Design, Layouts, Type

December 3, 2011

Points, Pixels, Paper: Typography Holiday Shopping Guide Vol. 2

This second installment of the Points, Pixels, Paper Holiday Shopping Guide has gift suggestions for type nerds.

Topics: Topics: Random, Type

November 29, 2011

Points, Pixels, Paper: Typography Holiday Shopping Guide Vol. 1

This first installment of the Points, Pixels, Paper Holiday Shopping Guide has gift suggestions for type nerds.

Topics: Topics: Pattern & Palette, Random, Type

November 19, 2011

Points, Pixels, Paper: Type in the Real World Vol. 1

This is the first post in a series I'll be calling Type in the Real World, where I share typography found in my everyday surroundings.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Design Reference, Environmental Design, Packaging, Type

November 3, 2011

Points, Pixels, Paper: Dumb Quotes, Primes, Apostrophes, and Quotes

One of the more common issues designers have to deal with is the primes versus quotes versus apostrophe conundrum.

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Type

October 17, 2011

Points, Pixels, Paper: Combining Fonts

Combining different typefaces can be a mysterious and vexing endeavor for neophytes or even experienced designers.

Topics: Topics: Layouts, Type

October 3, 2011

Points, Pixels, Paper: To Hyphen or Not to Hyphen, That Is the Question

One of the more common digital typography mistakes happens when a hyphen is used incorrectly, such as substituting it for an en or em dash.

Topics: Topics: Layouts, Type