Someone at the Yiddish Book Center is channeling the late designer and typographer Herb Lubalin. Looks great!
According to Lena Groeger of ProPublica, “type choices are a big deal — and can, in fact, have life or death consequences.”
See the article from ProPublica entitled “How Typography Can Save Lives.” It’s full of interesting tidbits, e.g. why big blocks set in ALL CAPS are still so common.
Apparently, the U.S. government defines “conspicuous” as “a heading in capitals equal to or greater in size than the surrounding text.” Why? Because back in the day of typewriters, capital letters were the only emphasis option available.
Personally, I’m delighted to know that NOAA, the National Weather Servce whose forecasts I consult every day, has made their hazardous weather alerts legible. Now I’ll be able to find Rockingham County in a list of affected counties ten times faster.
Although the Typemaniac lives in front of a computer, he still loves buying, owning and reading real books. Thanks to Tony Zak, a member of our Northern Bureau, we now learn that art books are flourishing as meatworld objets d’art. Very cool!
Neenah Paper brings us a gallery of contemporary letterpress printing. Check out the link and feel free to drool over the beautiful pictures.
Source: The Beauty of Letterpress
I love looking at how logos have changed over the years. I remember seeing an article that showed the development of the Campbell’s and ShopRite logos. Today, I stumbled on Matthew French’s article about newspaper nameplates (i.e., logos). Enjoy!