Category: letters & language

People Need to Use Typography

Type Thursday on Medium

An Interview with Non-Latin Type Designer Erin McLaughlin

TypeThursday sat down with Typeface Designer Erin Mclaughlin about her work as a non-latin typeface design. As the markets in South Asia continue to mature, the need for non-latin typography grows only larger. Erin shared both the challenges and rewards in working in the sub-specialty.

The long, incredibly tortuous, and fascinating process of creating a Chinese font


building character

The sheer scale of the writing system has made any innovation ambitious and expensive. It took the communist government over 10 years of dedicated work to complete its character simplification scheme, and even now it is not without controversy. For the same reason, there has not been much innovation in fonts.

Laura Balke, via Instagram

The Irony of Writing Online About Digital Preservation

The Atlantic

What’s a “Zip Disk?”

There is no guarantee that we will be able to read today’s news on tomorrow’s computers. I’ve been studying news preservation for the past two years, and I can confidently say that most media companies use a preservation strategy that resembles Swiss cheese.

Mike Essl, via Instagram

Flash Journalism: Professional Practice Today

Online Journalism Review

From 2005: Flash in Journalism

Want to put multimedia content on the Web? You’ll quickly find out that the free Flash player and the Flash authoring application top the list of solutions at most online news organizations.

Benjamin Shaykin, via Instagram

Type Supply


Profile: Tal Leming

My programming work has had a direct influence on my design work, but not in a visually demonstrable way. Writing code requires breaking large problems down into smaller, more manageable tasks. I think about visual design the same way now. I don’t see typefaces as enormous groups of things to draw anymore.

Brody Associates, via Instagram

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