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How Github became the web's largest font piracy site (and how to fix it)

“When a commercial font ends up where it shouldn’t — for instance on a huge, freely searchable database of code — it’ll most certainly break the …

GitHub

This year’s Reading typefaces and dissertations

Typography

Much ado about nothing: ancient Indian text contains earliest zero symbol

Exclusive: one of the greatest conceptual breakthroughs in mathematics has been traced to the Bakhshali manuscript, dating from the 3rd or 4th century<p>Nowt, nada, zilch: there is nothing new about nothingness. But the moment that the absence of stuff became zero, a number in its own right, is …

Archaeology

Drukkunstmuseum Maastricht

• Country: Netherlands, The<br>• Field(s): Printing<br>• Record views: 0<p>This Museum of the Art of Printing is situated in the centre of Maastricht. It is located …

Art

Base Camp Printing Co.

• Country: United States<br>• Field(s): Printing<br>• Started: 2016<br>• Record views: 0<p>Base Camp Printing Company strives to keep its process identical to a print shop …

Printing

The American Printing History Association’s 42nd annual conference

Good, Fast, Cheap<br>Printed Words & Images in America before 1900<br>The American Printing History Association’s 42nd annual conference<br>Worcester, …

Isaiah Thomas

Getting to Know Monophoto Filmsetters (1963)

<i>Learn all about the ‘Monophoto’ Filmsetter from Monotype. This machine attempts to bridge the gap in typesetting from the hot metal machines to the</i> …

EXCITING

Beta access to cloud font manager LETRS

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The 2017 Font Purchasing Habits Survey Results

On August 26, 2017, I presented the results of the second Font Purchasing Habits Survey in a 40-minute talk at TypeCon in Boston, MA. Survey data was …

Typography

The Eclectic Craftsmanship of House Industries

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#woodtype #woodletters by J. Klinkhardt approx. 1903 #typespecimen #duft #muh https://t.co/7GnAiaxS8L

Can More Be Said About Type? Yes!

Paul McNeil is the author of a must-have new book, <i>The Visual History of Type</i> (Laurence King), a hefty 662-page tome that covers over 500 years of the …

Typography

All Sorts Press

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For Centuries, Readers Annotated Books With Tiny Drawings of Hands

They were the medieval version of a highlighter.<p>In the list of rarely-used punctuation marks—amid the interrobang (‽), hedera (❧), lozenge (◊), and …

John Wilkes Booth

Local Fonts information website

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Schmale fette Schulfraktur, Schelter & Gisecke, 1918 #typespecimen https://t.co/iAeLQhMyeJ

New from Robert Slimbach/Adobe: Pelago

“Pelago is a semi-formal sans-serif type family with a crisp contemporary appearance and an understated elegance that lends itself to wide range of …

Adobe

The Best Free Slab Serif Font Families

Recommendable free slab-serif type families.

The Red Door Press

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ALS Lamon, a clever mix of uppercase and lowercase

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Beton Bold Condensed by Heinrich Jost, 1936 for Bauer Type Foundry #typespecimen https://t.co/TgYKNlz80I

The Zanerian Manual is available to download

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FDI Type joins Fontspring

Over the last years, the font reseller Fontspring has earned itself a great reputation for fair licensing conditions—both for font users and font …

Productivity Freebie Lets You Drag-And-Drop Fonts Swiftly Into Your Designs

Screenshot via FontDrop<p><b>Lone developer</b> MI Software has created ‘FontDrop’—a time-saving typography plug-in for Windows and macOSX that many designers …

Software

Type historian Ferdinand Ulrich shares the story of PMN Caecilia Sans

The making of the serif typeface PMN Caecilia from first sketches to usable fonts took more than seven years. Designed by Peter Matthias Noordzij, it …

DIN Next Stencil introductory offer

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Type case

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MRes TD, a new programme at the University of Reading

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Germany has ended a century-long debate over a missing letter in its alphabet

Picture your last name written in all caps. Now imagine one letter in the middle is in lowercase. Now imagine this is the only way for you to write your name, that shrunken middle letter dwarfed by its neighbors. All your legal documents glare at you:<p>SMiTH<br>WOLFsON<br>CHUnG<p>Until very recently, this was …

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