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Fonts of the Homeless

Homeless Fonts

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Posted by on July 1, 2014
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Sign Painters: The Movie


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Posted by on June 11, 2014
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On Times New Roman

Posted by on June 10, 2014
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The Making of Neon Signs

‘Every neon sign has a “start and stop position,” a point on each letter where a tube begins and ends. I’ve just learned how a signmaker chooses this point, and it’s something I’d never have guessed.’

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Posted by on April 3, 2014
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Type Rules! 4th Edition

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The latest edition of Type Rules! is on the shelves and it was worth the wait.

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Posted by on March 27, 2014
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To Helvetica and Back — 77 Years


[Skip this first paragraph if you already know the basics of Helvetica. It’s just the facts and maybe a little dry.] Neue Hass Grotesk was designed by Alfred Hoffmann and Max Miedinger for the Haas’sche Schriftgießerei (Haas Type Foundry) at Basel Switzerland in 1957. In 1960, the name was changed to Helvetica, stemming from Helvetia which is Latin for Switzerland.

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Posted by on March 6, 2014
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