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Lettercult Alphabattles

The type nerd (+)   27/07/2010

Lettercult Alphabattles result in an amazing and inspiring set of beautiful custom drawn letterforms. Simple enough…enjoy. (+)


DesignChat Blog Team

The type nerd (+)   22/07/2010

I’ve recently joined the DesignChat blog team, where I will dishing out some other typography goodies, but also more broadly focused content. Please check out my first post: Typography Invades Hollywood. (+)


DesignChat Blog Team

The type nerd (+)   22/07/2010

I’ve recently joined the DesignChat blog team, where I will dishing out some other typography goodies, but also more broadly focused content. Please check out my first post: Typography Invades Hollywood. (+)



The Journal of Urban Typography

The type nerd (+)   27/06/2010

This is a wonderful collection of found typography. It is an intriguing thing trying to understand the perspective or lack-thereof the creators of this work. Rather, I’ll just sit back and take it in. (+)


The Journal of Urban Typography

The type nerd (+)   27/06/2010

This is a wonderful collection of found typography. It is an intriguing thing trying to understand the perspective or lack-thereof the creators of this work. Rather, I’ll just sit back and take it in. (+)



The Beauty of Typography on Smashing Magazine

The type nerd (+)   24/06/2010

An excellent article on the Beauty of Typography through Writing Systems & Calligraphy from around the world.Part One (+)


The Beauty of Typography on Smashing Magazine

The type nerd (+)   24/06/2010

An excellent article on the Beauty of Typography through Writing Systems & Calligraphy from around the world.Part One (+)


Jason Santa Maria: The Influence of Print Design on Web Design

The type nerd (+)   23/06/2010

Jason Santa Maria is an amazing force within the web design world. His role in improving typography and understanding the relationship of editorial design to the website is unmatched. I can extremely appreciate what he is doing in a number of respects. N (+)


The Danger of Poor Design

The type nerd (+)   14/06/2010

This is Aaron Draplin telling me a story about a sign. He’s a graphic designer and very passionate about what he does. This clip is an extra from a mini documentary I am about to finish with him. Strong language- mostly lots of F words. If you like desig (+)


Typographic Personality pt 1

The type nerd (+)   14/06/2010

It seems that everywhere I look, type is being personified. Whether it be the countless “Which typeface are you?” quizzes that can be found all over the internet (including Pentagram’s classy version password: character) or the far less common, but far mo (+)


Typographic Personality pt 1

The type nerd (+)   14/06/2010

It seems that everywhere I look, type is being personified. Whether it be the countless “Which typeface are you?” quizzes that can be found all over the internet (including Pentagram’s classy version password: character) or the far less common, but far mo (+)


LAIKA – A Dynamic Typeface

The type nerd (+)   25/10/2009

This amazing project created a font that is responsive to about any input imaginable. Test it out here. more about "LAIKA – A Dynamic Typeface", posted with vodpod (+)


The Importance of Gabriola | LarryLarsen | Channel 9

The type nerd (+)   12/09/2009

While they aren’t the best presenters, these guys provide an extraordinary amount of information about an extremely interesting font. The font is almost more interesting that the typeface. The contextual automation blows my mind. This has the potential to (+)


Elmira Found Typography

The type nerd (+)   09/09/2009

Even in little ol’ Elmira, there is some great little spots for found typography. I’ve driven past this one enough times to remember to bring my camera. This would be a lovely piece to revive. Check out the whole set. (+)


Creative Grab Bag is out!

The type nerd (+)   11/08/2009

The Creative Grab Bag is a great project by Ethan Bodnar in which creatives were assigned projects that was not their specialty. The idea is to get someone out of their comfort zone and see what a creative person can do when picking up a new type of task. (+)


Handwriting=Typography [via Felt & Wire]

The type nerd (+)   04/08/2009

An absolutely wonderful, simple article on the beauty of handwriting from Mowhawk’s new blog, Felt & Wire (+)



The Quick Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog: On Video

The type nerd (+)   29/07/2009

Type Nerds rejoice. We finally have footage. (+)


Coney Island Typography

The type nerd (+)   27/07/2009

Just yesterday, I had a great trip and got to visit Coney Island along the way. While I was there, I notice some wonderful lettering that I just had to share with you. (+)


Paul Lloyd

The type nerd (+)   16/07/2009

It’s been a while, but in the time that I’ve been type nerding it up in the background, I’ve run across some gems by Paul Lloyd. His work seems to be a very academic approach to digitizing old fonts including several victorian and blackletter typefaces. (+)



New Releases

The type nerd (+)   13/05/2009

Over the past couple days, the have been some major releases in the type industry.Neutraface SlabI’m greatly enjoying the trend of creating a serif and sans versions of typefaces. It has been one of the many reasons of why I love Scala so much. It will be (+)




Matthew Waldman of Nooka at swissmiss | creative mornings

The type nerd (+)   13/03/2009

This is a great presentation on understanding how to understand and present the values of a specific brand. (+)


Milton Glaser on using design to make ideas new | Video on TED.com

The type nerd (+)   11/03/2009

“I’ve never really understood the conflict between abstraction and naturalism. Since all painting are inherently abstract to begin with, there doesn’t seem to be an argument there”-Milton Glaser (+)



The Importance of Context

The type nerd (+)   27/02/2009

For a while now, I’ve been fascinated in how semantic value is born out of context and on how many levels this works. It builds on top of itself. Relativity is quite a beautiful thing. Corresponding points create a line. Corresponding lines obtain meaning (+)


Christoph Niemann: I LEGO NY

The type nerd (+)   04/02/2009

Christoph Niemann is a brilliant illustrator. His work is always so clever that it often sparks jealousy among creatives alike. This work especially reminds me of the beauty of a child’s mind and the ability to see beyond the limits of wordly relationship (+)


It was only a matter of time…

The type nerd (+)   02/02/2009

I don’t think anything has been discussed so much among so many venues of the design world. I remember back in October when I heard about the Pepsi re-branding in progress from the brilliant Maury Postal of Carrot Creative. I replied, hoping it was a joke (+)


Megan Corkrey, Type Designer, on American Idol Salt Lake City Audition Video

The type nerd (+)   30/01/2009

Thanks to Claus Eggers Sørensen (clauses on Typophile), I was informed of a type designer on American Idol and actually being quite good. She’ll be one to watch…        (+)


Small Town Hero or a Fish Too Big For Its Own Pond?

The type nerd (+)   22/01/2009

In a small gathering of business owners and entrepreneurs that I was part of last week, I was especially intrigued in a part of our discussion. The owner of a company who understands the importance of professional design and branding, brought up that now (+)


Paula Scher Gets Serious for TED

The type nerd (+)   17/01/2009

An interesting lecture on what may be more easily understood as self-experimentation/exploration versus following pre-existing norms.        (+)


Happy Birthday to Me

The type nerd (+)   09/01/2009

 Today marks one full year in which this blog had its first post. Thank you very much for following this blog.       (+)


Mark Garry Video

The type nerd (+)   09/01/2009

This is a short documentary on the installation that I was lucky enough to see being built. Obviously, the film doesn’t come close to giving it justice, but allows for a little insight into the wonderful mind of Mr. Garry. Thank you again, Mark, for allow (+)



Marian Bantjes at Pop!Casts

The type nerd (+)   29/12/2008

I am ever so thankful for the brilliant and wonderful Marian Bantjes. Her insights on her work provide such an awareness of the world that I am inexhaustibly intrigued by. The symbiosis of poetry, visually and thoughtfully, and design filled with love pro (+)


4v2: For vs. To

The type nerd (+)   23/12/2008

In the video from the post below, Seth Godin mentions the idea of “For vs. To” in that the people making a difference are the ones doing things for their audience rather than marketers doing things to them. I simply want to enforce this idea and express t (+)


Seth Godin on Tribes–via Mixergy.com on Vimeo

The type nerd (+)   23/12/2008

Seth Godin talks about the ideas behind Tribes.        (+)


Neutrality Through Censorship?

The type nerd (+)   23/12/2008

BBDO recently produced a very respectable advertisement for Swanson in The Advocate involving a lesbian couple. The AFA (American Family Association) is asking Campbell to pull the ad in order to stay “neutral”. However, it seems bizarre that the concept (+)


Type Battles #33: Futura Holiday Dingbats

The type nerd (+)   19/12/2008

Every once in a while Typophile hosts a new battle for fellow members to compete in a type nerd’s version of a street battle. The current battle is to create 5 Futura dingbats“As with any street battle, there is no panel of judges and no prize — only the (+)


Pentagram Designs This Year’s AIGA Annual

The type nerd (+)   19/12/2008

Paula Scher and her team designed this year’s AIGA annual. I can’t wait to get mine. Check out a sneak peak here.       (+)


“Clean Type is Godly Type”

The type nerd (+)   18/12/2008

I would like to introduce to you, Max Kerning. Extensis’ little creation that reminds us to keep everything neat. From taking the time to perfect letterspacing to keeping ourselves lint-free.They’ve done a great job at getting Max out there into the socia (+)


Monsieur Qui

The type nerd (+)   18/12/2008

I just heard about this Parisian Illustrator from cakeface. I’m extremely impressed by the beauty, complexity and sophistication of this artist’s work. The integration of type with form and models feels extremely organic.       (+)


Yulia Brodskaya

The type nerd (+)   17/12/2008

Yulia Brodskaya makes typographic illustrations and designs including what she calls Papergraphic illustrations. These are quite interesting and impressive. Have a looksee at these gorgeous examples of her fine work.        (+)


AIGA Upstate New York re-design

The type nerd (+)   15/12/2008

The quasi-new President of AIGA Upstate New York, Bill Klingensmith aka MyDarndest, has been making some impressive efforts in order to make the AIGA an outstanding resource for members in upstate. Through organizing events such as Creative Eats, where fe (+)


Best Cup Design

The type nerd (+)   15/12/2008

Hilarious branding. Love it.       (+)


Blog of the Day #48: The Type Nerd

The type nerd (+)   26/11/2008

Thanks to Tweet Bomb, my hits for the blog tripled causing my blog to make the BoTD List of Growing Blogs.       (+)



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