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Wednesday Inspiration: Magazine Typography

May 01, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Wednesday Inspiration: Magazine Typography
Magazines can take that special place on your bookshelf, next to the dictionaries, the art albums and the classics. But to become a... collection, a magazine needs to publish those stories that win Pulitzers and turn readers into fans. Esquire magazine is such an example. National Geographic is another. However, when it comes to typography, which types make you browse through before seeing the cover and reading the contents? Below you'll find 12 magazines. For a couple of magazines we added several versions to show how color plays an...
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Books: On Details, Essentials, Principles and Practice in Typography. Part 4

Apr 30, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Books: On Details, Essentials, Principles and Practice in Typography. Part 4
This is the last part of our series on books about typography. In today's medley selection we put together books published in different decades, and some that are not directly related to typography. However, rest assured that we’ll keep an eye on new books too. You'll be the first to know about them. Typographie: A Manual of Design Here it is, the timeless textbook from which generations of typographers and graphic designers have learned their fundamentals. For those new to the trade, Emil Ruder, one of the great twentieth-century...
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This Week in Type #11

Apr 27, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
This Week in Type #11
Typography fascinates artists. That's a fact. This week we came across many examples of art that uses typography as their main tool. It must be spring. But it's not all butterflies, spring, LEGO fonts and inspiring kinetic typography, as we get serious about typography abominations and website readability too. Unique Butterfly Species Created with Typography These are not animals dingbats, these are very rare species of typography butterflies. The project is a series in which each winged bug is formed out of select typefaces including...
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Wednesday Inspiration: Newspaper Typography

Apr 24, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Wednesday Inspiration: Newspaper Typography

Newspapers. They can be free, paid, old, new, boring, interesting, trustworthy, irresponsible, or, well, you name it. And they are still our daily addiction when it comes to news. Sometimes they are so embedded in our consciousness that we might not even need to see the title to know what publication we're talking about. Only the fonts will do. Take The New York Times, for instance. The fonts are just as famous as the publication itself. They are part of the history of the newspaper and most likely will be a big part of its future too.

Below you have 15 famous American and British newspapers. Surely, some are on your favorite fonts list already. Here they are, in no particular order, but with very different histories:

The New York Times The Guardian The Telegraph The Washington Post The Independent The Times LA Times USA Today Daily Mail San Francisco Chronicle The Sunday Telegraph The Herald The Evening Standard The Boston Globe Metro ...
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Books: All About Types. Part 3

Apr 22, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Books: All About Types. Part 3
We all have our favorite fonts, types and books. Because the list of favourite books continually grows, today we'll share the third part of our series of posts on books about typography. Type takes centre stage this time, as it becomes the star and the main focus. And we're not talking only about titles. If thinking with type is just your type, this new list of books will come in handy. Let's browse: Thinking with Type, Second Revised and Expanded Edition: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, and Students This revised edition...
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This Week in Type #10

Apr 19, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
This Week in Type #10
This Friday we look at those 9 typography mistakes you should avoid, although we're sure if there are more, you'll let us know. But we'll also keep you smiling with a nostalgic tribute to typography in films, an analysis of bad fonts (and why they are not that bad after all), a bit of typography for beginners, interviews, 'string' typography and... wallpapers. 9 Typography Mistakes to Avoid   For those who want to avoid typographic mistakes in the future, here are nine examples of what you did in one form or another, and solemnly vow...
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Wednesday Inspiration: ‘Under Construction’ Fonts

Apr 17, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Wednesday Inspiration: ‘Under Construction’ Fonts
There comes a time in the life of a website, when the 'under construction' sign takes center stage. That's when dirty fonts get special attention. But they are not exclusively the only fonts used in such situations. As always, designers like to play with colors and graphics, but there's no hiding from the ubiquitous yellow, or fonts that create a connection with the normal style of the website they replace for a while. Distorted, casual, geometric, funny or downright boring, the 'under construction' fonts tell many stories, although...
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Books: Typography from A to Z. Part 2

Apr 15, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Books: Typography from A to Z. Part 2
Last week we talked about books dealing with vintage typography, this week we take a look at books that explain how typography works, dissecting, analyzing, arranging, and measuring thousands of typefaces from the old fashioned to the futuristic. The Geometry of Type: The Anatomy of 100 Essential Typefaces This book explores 100 traditional and modern typefaces with a full spread devoted to each entry. Now, that's quite a treat. Characters are enlarged and annotated to reveal key features, anatomical details, and the finer, often-overlooked...
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