McSweeney’s offers us a delightful imagined rant by that most-hated of all fonts. “I’m not just a font. I am a force of motherfucking nature and I will not rest until every uptight armchair typographer cock-hat like you is surrounded by my lovable, comic-book inspired, sans-serif badassery.”
From midday strolls to…whatnow? View Image ›
NO. View Image ›
This made me smile. For all you font snobs out there it should do the same. For those of you using Comic Sans—stop. View Image ›
Boom Boom ! / Poor old Comic Sans is the target of all the Typography Jokesters. View Image ›
The only font that’s NSFW.
This is probably old hat for type nerds, but this chart clearly lays out some of the crucial distinctions between Arial and Helvetica. The Q distinctions are especially critical! View Image ›
The ultimate test of sophistication and skill for the cheese/font enthusiast.
I went to this store. It was a huge disappointment. View Image ›
Helvetica or Comic Sans? Your font type can be very revealing — take this simple quiz to find out which font you are. This is helpful information to know just in case you need to write a sternly worded letter to a former employee. Take Quiz ›
A designer’s dream college-room-poster! This is not just pretty to look at but also grouped by families and classes of typefaces: san-serif, serif, script, blackletter, glyphic, display, grotesque, realist, didone, garalde, geometric, humanist, slab-serif and mixed. View Image ›
This one goes out to those who live in the overlap of Venn diagrams labeled “good oral hygiene” and “typography lovers.” Keeps your teeth clean and your message clear. Read More ›
The popular application that can identify fonts is now for the iPhone — now with just the snap of a camera, you can find out the fonts behind your favorite streetside typography.
A tumblr devoted to documenting the strange, beautiful world of urban signage. Nice browsing for those with a taste for the semi-industrial informality of city typography, or just a love of ad-hoc signs. Read More ›
A site to easily make your own fonts. It’s got a kinda limited pallet, but it’s free. No complaints here.
A nifty little web application that generates a word cloud from any text document. If you are a tag nerd, enjoy fonts and folksonomy, you probably don’t have a girlfriend, and will have plenty of time to play around with this. Read More ›
Create your own font. In seven (fairly) easy steps you can transform your handwriting into your own font for use on your computer’s word processor. While the service is distinguishing and original, I would certainly fear for whomever is on the opposite end of a printed document written in my “font.” Read More ›
Who would you vote for, if you only had fonts to go on? Looking closely at the official campaign fonts of the three remaining candidates reveals a lot about their message (and it’s of interest to more than just design geeks, I swear). Read More ›
A group of 26 bearded men are suddenly everyone’s favorite font. Finally a font that reflects the needs and desires of bearded men. Read More ›