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More Industry Focus Newsletters from Font Shop

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Two more new e-newsletters from FontShop
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Sagmeister Inc.: “Obsessions Make My Life Worse and My Work Better”

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Sagmeister Inc. during 8 days in September of 2008 created a public art installation that was made up entirely out of 250,000 euro cents covering more than 3,000 square feet of a square in Amsterdam. Unfortunately it didn’t have the end that Stefan had hoped for (see this).

Read what Sagmeister says about it: Urban Play.
See the photos and videos on Flickr. And see this pool on Flickr.

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Kern on your iPhone

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Kern is a new game application for the iPhone, designed by Jason and Adrian Franzen of FORMation Alliance. I don’t have an iPhone so I can’t give a personal testimonial for this application, but I’d imagine that this game is like Tetris for type nerds — similarly structured (more pleasingly designed of course) and just as addictive. This really is a game by and for total type geeks, I mean Dude, just read the play instructions, verbatim from the application’s website:

A random type-centric word with a missing letter appears at a variable point size.  As the leading begins to shrink, you navigate the missing letter to the proper space and release its handle to lock it in place.  The placement accuracy is measured and your score is calculated based on the size of the type, the leading height, and the perfection of placement—all measured in points.  If you miss by too much and form an unnecessary ligature, one of your five ligature tokens will be lost.  Lose all five ligatures and your game is finished.  How many points will you Kern?  

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The Crisis of Credit Visualized

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New Typeface at Typotheque

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Assignment #3

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Here is everything you will need for this assignment:

Download all three files below!

1. Assignment Sheet PDF
2. All text files
3. All Images

Ctr+Click (or right-click) on the files to download

If you get stuck email me, but everything is spelled out in the PDF, and there are notes in the text files.

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Industry Focus Newsletters from Font Shop

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Hebrew Wood Type

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An interesting collection of scans from a book of Hebrew wood type.
Zvi Bregman, Wood Type, Tel Aviv, 1940.

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Typography in Motion

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A small collection of interesting examples of typography and film/video/music.
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the ’zine

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This post will keep evolving as we work on the zine; mainly as a source of information and inspiration. Feel free to add to it by leaving comments. All the content is inside the post.

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The Work of Ewald Spieker

I found Ewald Spieker’s site a while ago and was totally blown away! Letterpress without the rules. 

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“Film Noir” Title Cards

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Came across an interesting post about film title cards.
Read it here

Also check out the blog itself: Graphic Definer

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