Pretty cute set of typeface meanings from the land of Lars Veldkamp. I would argue with Helvetica being conformist though. Depending on how cool and groovy you are, using Helvetica is the ultimate nonconformist statement. Yes, I am that cool person. Ergo, I am non conformist, but only cool people, like me, can see that. :-)
Thanks to http://www.gariphic.com/ who lead me to see this on DesignDontPanic.
Link Source http://www.flickr.com/
Serious efforts are being made to get more typeface choices on the web to enhance web typography. Still, most of us prefer web-safe fonts like: Verdana, Georgia, Times New Roman andArial. Though choices are limited, yet the number can be increased by exploring other pre-installed fonts.
Source Link http://www.awayback.com/revised-font-stack/
New research suggests that less-legible, less-elegant fonts [Comic Sans] might actually promote better recall of information.
Source Link http://seedmagazine.com
The author of Just My Type, Simon Garfield, talks about fonts over at The Browser and recommends a few books on typography.
Source Link http://thebrowser.com
Jan Tschichold embraced extremes. His work, most notably “Die Neue Typographie”, embraced and defined modernist typographic ideas. At his most provocative Tschichold only condoned the use of sans serif type.
The perfect book. This is how designer-genius Jan Tschichold described this system. Not the ok book, nor the pretty good book, but the perfect book.
This method existed long before the computer, the printing press and even a defined measuring unit. No picas or points, no inches or millimeters. It can be used with nothing more than a straight edge, a piece of paper and a pencil.
And you can still use it. This is a system which is still as valid, beautiful and elegant with ultra-modern design as it ever was for the work of the scribes, Gutenberg and Tschichold.
Check this, according to SmallBCN, they have created a new alphabet, arranged according to the popularity of each letter in search engines. Found on Quipsologies.
Useful collection of typography stuff.
Very stylish iPhone and Desktop calendar typeset in Helvetica.
A useful look at how white and black type interact with each other in close proximity.
For every letter in the alphabet, Alessandro Novelli has picked a typeface that starts with the corresponding letter and animated each letter’s morph into the next.
Web type is exploding all over the web but CSS currently doesn’t offer complete down-to-the-letter control. So we created a jQuery plugin to give you that control. Here are a few examples of what can easily be done with Lettering.js:
Found via I Love Typography
Any font named after a character in a classic animated TV series has a portion of my divided attention.
Don’t be a slave to nonsense rules, design how you want to design, break the rules when you believe the result will shine because you did.
Link http://www.fastcodesign.com & BIS Publishers
Fanwood is another open source font from The League of Movable Type.