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Smirking face character (via Shapecatcher.com: Unicode Character Recognition)
 
ↂ is the Roman Numeral for ten thousand. (via Shapecatcher.com: Unicode Character Recognition)

ↂ is the Roman Numeral for ten thousand. (via Shapecatcher.com: Unicode Character Recognition)

 
Kern Zip-up - Veer Merchandise - Veer.com

Kern Zip-up - Veer Merchandise - Veer.com

 
Beautiful job with the tight dof to provide a sense of scale.

Beautiful job with the tight dof to provide a sense of scale.

 
Cameron Moll’s Coliseum of Type.

Cameron Moll’s Coliseum of Type.

 
Typeface changes in the London Underground.

Typeface changes in the London Underground.

 

textorize: Pristine Font rendering for the Web | mir.aculo.us

Another sub-pixel anti-aliasing solution… and an excellent exploit of the really awesome typography and subpixel antialiased font rendering that are already built in to Mac OS X.

I count myself among those frustrated with Photoshop’s poor font handling yet too lazy to dig up a suitable alternative. This looks interesting.

 
Nuance.
Arial versus Helvetica : clusterflock

Nuance.

Arial versus Helvetica : clusterflock

 
Who knew there was a century-old mystery around the origin of the Times New Roman typeface?

Who knew there was a century-old mystery around the origin of the Times New Roman typeface?

 
On May 4, 1536, Francesco Lapi—a Florentine merchant who at the time was in Seville, Spain—used the symbol @ in a letter, the first ever known instance of a document containing it. It didn’t have a domain name after it, however. Back then, he was referring to the number of “amphoras” that were shipped in three vessels which departed Spain on their way to Rome, Italy. An “amphora” was a commercial volume measure of those times. 

(via Gizmodo - What Does @ Really Mean?)

On May 4, 1536, Francesco Lapi—a Florentine merchant who at the time was in Seville, Spain—used the symbol @ in a letter, the first ever known instance of a document containing it. It didn’t have a domain name after it, however. Back then, he was referring to the number of “amphoras” that were shipped in three vessels which departed Spain on their way to Rome, Italy. An “amphora” was a commercial volume measure of those times.

(via Gizmodo - What Does @ Really Mean?)

 
Smashing Magazine and Ilya Birman teamed up to create a new typography keyboard layout for both Mac and Windows.

The idea is that it should help simplify some of the process for adding accent markings to letters and for inserting special characters like ™, ®, €, §, ↓, ↑, «, », ï, ö, ü, ĭ, ŏ, ŭ, etc.

It doesn’t offer all possible diacritical marks, and it’s subject to what the current application will allow, but it seems to work pretty okay for me.

Smashing Magazine and Ilya Birman teamed up to create a new typography keyboard layout for both Mac and Windows.

The idea is that it should help simplify some of the process for adding accent markings to letters and for inserting special characters like ™, ®, €, §, ↓, ↑, «, », ï, ö, ü, ĭ, ŏ, ŭ, etc.

It doesn’t offer all possible diacritical marks, and it’s subject to what the current application will allow, but it seems to work pretty okay for me.

 
 

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