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Noramoji | Fonts made out of retro Japanese storefronts

Noramoji | Fonts made out of retro Japanese storefronts | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

These Japanese fonts won’t be found in textbooks or typography journals. You have to go looking for them on the streets of Japan: your local barber, an old florist, or an outdated toy shop. Finding beauty in these unsophisticated yet nostalgically charming fonts, 3 friends set out on a hunt to capture, fontify, and give something back to the community.

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Behind the Button: Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

Behind the Button: Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The museum, the factory, and the history of Hamilton inspired us. The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museumis the only museum dedicated to the preservation, study, production and printing of wood type. With 1.5 million pieces of wood type and more than 1,000 styles and sizes of patterns, Hamilton’s collection is one of the premier wood type collections in the world.

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If you could only use 5 font families what would they be?

If you could only use 5 font families what would they be? | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Answer (1 of 28): If I was stuck with just five typefaces forever, my priorities would be variety, flexibility, functionality, and timelessness.
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Type Classification Poster - Free

Type Classification Poster - Free | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Typeface classification is a system used to categorize the different type design styles like serif, sans serif, script, etc. Typically a letter is used as an example of each style, but I wanted to personify each by designing a pictorial image (namely the common "man" symbol). Originally this was created as a print, but I'm making it available as a free PDF.

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Great Design Made to Measure: Love Letters

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What's all the hype about type? How is great type really measured? Has this definition changed over time? As part of this series, I asked three master type designers, each from very different backgrounds and generations, to share what they think.

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Event: Type Tasting at Open Studios

Event: Type Tasting at Open Studios | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

6th-7th July 2013
Type Tasting Typography Emporium
Studio F7, 11am-6pm
For screen printed typographic posters, glow in the dark prints, typography of signage sheets, greetings cards, ‘Are we there yet?’ postcards and Dalston signage posters and more…

 
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Inspirational Typography by Resistenza

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Resistenza achieve all of this eye catching lettering using pen and ink calligraphy as well as digitally making lettering. Giuseppe Salerno and Paco Gonzalez are the founders of Resistenza. “Sitting isn’t just sitting. Just getting coffee? Impossible. Font after font, week after week, they’ve been hard at work to put what they’re inspired by on paper both tirelessly and incessantly.”

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