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The Periodic Table of Typefaces

Posted on 10. Mrz, 2009 by Ralf Herrmann.

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The Periodic Table of Typefaces presents 100 of the most popular, influential and notorious typefaces today. 

The selection is based on several font rankings including our Top 100 fonts from FontShop Germany where I was part of the jury. 

via L’Aureola

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Traffic Sign Typefaces: Italy

Posted on 09. Feb, 2009 by Ralf Herrmann.

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The main typeface used in Italy is called Alfabeto Normale and is a bolder version of the British Transport alphabet. From its use in Spain it is also known as Carreta Conventional or CCRIGE and it is available as Traffic Type Spain from URW++.

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Traffic Sign Typefaces: Netherlands

Posted on 29. Nov, 2008 by Ralf Herrmann.

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The Netherlands are a special case when it comes to traffic signs…

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Dutch government introduces corporate typeface

Posted on 16. Nov, 2008 by Ralf Herrmann.

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As part of the new brand identity of the Dutch government Peter Verheul designed a custom typeface for all forms of visual communications. Read about it in Sander Baumann’s weblog.

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Interview with Frantisek Storm

Posted on 15. Nov, 2008 by Ralf Herrmann.

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An interview with František Štorm, type designer and founder of the Storm Type Foundry in Prague:

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Iwan Reschniev - a typeface by Jan Tschichold

Posted on 29. Okt, 2008 by Ralf Herrmann.

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In 1930 Jan Tschichold describes a new typeface in the publication “Börsenblatt für den Deutschen Buchhandels”, that “can be drawn by everyone without typographic knowledge”.

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Sneak Peek: @font-face in Firefox 3.1

Posted on 25. Okt, 2008 by Ralf Herrmann.

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The latest beta and the nightly builds of Firefox 3.1 now support webfonts. Here is a sneak peek at the features and the differences to Safari’s @font-face support.

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Handmade fonts

Posted on 10. Okt, 2008 by Ralf Herrmann.

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You can’t get an OpenType version of those fonts. They don’t have kerning and the character set is very limited. HandMadeFonts from Estonia are something special.

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Meet Max Kerning

Posted on 09. Okt, 2008 by Ralf Herrmann.

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Extensis is continuing its online marketing activities. After the trailer for Suitcase Fusion here is another project: Max Kerning.

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Traffic Sign Typefaces: France

Posted on 14. Sep, 2008 by Ralf Herrmann.

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In France four fonts are currently used. The main fonts are called L1 and L2.

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