When quickly sending an email, creating a company logo, or writing a post about mathematical typefaces, hundreds of thousands of fonts exist to help express a specific mood or feeling though we rarely escape the realm of a well-known few. Although it's well-documented that creating fonts can be an art, two…
If you were browsing the internet at all this past weekend, there's a good chance you came across Google's ubiquitous logo at some point during your travels. What you didn't notice, however, is the fact that Google adjusted the letters in its logo ever so slightly—and it actually makes a pretty huge difference.
This typeface may not look incredibly sophisticated, but give it a chance: it was, after all, created by a robot.
This font, called Phone Streak, might not be the most practical typeface in the world, but it was probably the most fun to create—because it was put together by capturing long exposures of an iPhone being swept through the air.
Chairs come in all shapes and sizes—but you probably never expected it would be possible to create an entire alphabet out of them.
This gorgeous typographic chess set, based around the Champion font by Hoefler Frere Jones, brings elegant simplicity to the game with each piece assuming the form of its initial. It's almost too pretty to play.
Drivers beware: new research from MIT's Age Lab suggests that a badly chosen typeface for your dashboard can worsen distraction and increase your chance of crashing.
Believe it or not, the picture you're looking at isn't a miraculous string of stars that just happen to spell out the name of this humble blog. In fact, it's an image generated from a huge database of galaxies analyzed by citizen science project Galaxy Zoo.
Scientists have shown that words printed in larger font sizes elicit a stronger emotional response.
I've never had this much fun reading the alphabet since I was a kid and finally conquered the L, M, N, O stretch of my ABCs. But this video is way cooler—the letters actually animates itself to represent a word it begins with. It's so goddamn clever.
I'm a sucker for a great font. Even ones built entirely out of other fonts. In the video above, Moritz Resl took low opacity versions of the 900+ fonts on his computer and placed them on top of one another until it created something more than the sum of all its parts.
If there's one thing every last one of us can agree on, it's that there's no text more fun-loving that Comic Sans. And if you don't believe me, maybe science will sort you out. Well, The Onion science, anyway.
Watching this video, I can see all too well how cruel the favored typefaces are for dyslexic readers. If this Dyslexie typeface from Studio Studio was used more often, particularly in education, reading would be easier—for both dyslexic and non-dyslexic readers.
So says FontShop AG, which has published the four-weight font family after months of intensive testing on all operating systems—even iOS—which is apparently a first for a typeface.
All you need to do is type in the chosen text at Freedom of Creation's website, and they'll use a 3D printer to create your very own custom font—for your desk, front door, or even above the bed.
Let's face it: No one really likes Comic Sans and most would love to see the font die. Here's how we could kill it—letter by letter.
The large, incredibly readable font on the Pre is part of why we said the OS was so usable in our review; we didn't know Palm commissioned the fonts themselves.
American ingenuity, entrepreneurship and Obama will pull us out of this recession. For proof, look no further than the "44th President" font, which is based on Obama's handwriting.