The Type Desk

The Curious Misconception Surrounding Sentence Spacing

There’s a widespread misconception that “proper” English requires two word spaces after a sentence.

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Posted by on May 24, 2011
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Brazilian Movie Posters


Poster for God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun, 1964

I truly love movies and movie posters. Currently Brazilian film is experiencing a kind of renaissance, but it was not always this way. In this post I’d like to share a series of posters for Brazilian cinema, and also give some context in which the films and posters were created. In the first part of this post, I’m going to show some posters of films released before the end of the dictatorship period. In a next post, I’ll show the movies after this period.

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Posted by on May 2, 2011
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Sipho Mabona Origami

How long does an installation like the colored koi fish one take?
“It takes me around 1–3 months to complete an installation of that nature, usually working on it on and off. But the installation I’m currently working will probably take me a year to complete.”

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Posted by on April 28, 2011
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The Blue Lady’s New Look

From JKR, the Camden based packaging design agency, comes an intriguing collection of marketing and branding quips titled “The Blue Lady’s New Look and Other Curiosities: Posts from the Crossroads of Design and Marketing.”

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Posted by on April 22, 2011
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John Fuller’s Sycamore Press

Ryan Roberts, purveyor of the official websites for Julian Barnes, Ian McEwan, James Fenton, Hermione Lee, and Ian Hamilton, has authored “John Fuller and the Sycamore Press: a bibliographic history.”

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Posted by on March 29, 2011
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Chartwell by TK Type

Are you sitting down? Travis Kochel of TK Type has created a font that uses ligatures to make charts.

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Posted by on March 21, 2011
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