Atkinson Hyperlegible is a freely available typeface built around a grotesque sans-serif core, intended to be optimally legible for readers who are partially visually impaired, with all characters easily distinguishable from one another. It was developed by the Braille Institute of America in collaboration with Applied Design Works and is available under the SIL Open Font License. It won Fast Company ‘s Innovation by Design Award for Graphic Design in 2019 and was shortlisted for a graphic design award by in 2020. Dezeen
What a great idea! Trying to tell a cap
I from a lower case el on a computer screen is sometimes impossible. Even distinguishing a B from an 8 can be a challenge.
Wikipedia. And thanks to Bill W for telling the Typemaniac about this cool font.Related: aovXKP, Mpcy, KAf, Sfy, jPka, fjGj, DJZY, PZva, TQCtx, hvBT, CBzy, rvyf, ULoHh, uIY, YeZib,
Thanks to Ellen Terry Kessler, here’s a brief article about Pantone — history, business activities, color products, competitors, etc.:
Pantone at QZ.com
A beautiful, wonderful book about beautiful, wonderful books. A perfect gift for any typemaniac.
Remarkable Books: The World’s Most Beautiful and Historic Works: DK: 9781465463623: Amazon.com: Books
Hat-tip to Shalom S.
For a brief history of lithography (a form of planographic printing), see:
. Thanks and a hat-tip to Jay Korman. Why the Roots of Color Printing Are in Limestone
Companies from Best Buy to Forever 21 use Futura, but probably not the original. That’s because it has been endlessly reimagined, imitated, and blatantly ripped off.
Thanks to MrMild, our Chief Investigative Typographer, for bringing this article to our attention. It’s a bit breathless, but still a fun read for lovers of type.
How Futura Became The Most Ripped-Off Typeface In History | Co.Design
A quiet side business among typography experts is every kerning nerd’s dream job—and a surprisingly high-stakes game.
Thanks to a certain retired writer from up North for sending us this article about lawsuits that turn on font identification — and the font experts who are hired to testify.
Meet the Font Detectives Who Ferret Out Fakery | Backchannel
One of the most common malware campaigns from compromised websites is known as EITest and has traditionally been redirecting victims towards exploit kits. But it also has an alternate payload for browsers other than Internet Explorer, specifically for Google Chrome, where it tricks users into downloading a fake font file.
A story of fonts by the EITest HoeflerText campaign – Malwarebytes Labs
Hat tip to our Internet Security Correspondent “Mr Mild.”
I have no idea if Liron Lavi Turkenich’s sycretistic Hebrew-Arabic font has any practical use but I can attest that the letterforms she has created have
grace and are a pleasure to look at.
An Israeli’s Alphabet Combines Hebrew And Arabic To Promote Understanding | Jewish Week
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Someone at the Yiddish Book Center is channeling the late designer and typographer Herb Lubalin. Looks great!
Collectors Weekly asks “Is an 1874 Type Catalog the World’s Most Beautiful Book?” The answer is no. But it is a visual feast nonetheless.
To Hell With Helvetica: Is an 1874 Type Catalog the World’s Most Beautiful Book? | Collectors Weekly
Hat-tip to MrMild !