Typography on the road

Travelling abroad enables to view other fonts, other signposts. It is years since TypOL started gazing at the public fonts on signposts. Ralf Herrmann (OpenType.info) does the same with a more sharing process. His posts belong to the series Traffic (wrapped-up in a database) : – France. – Netherlands. – Germany (DIN), the most typographic. […]

Typography made clear

iLoveTypography’s passion, Ellen Lupton’s dedication and Erik Spiekermann’s obsessions (@typOL) are the most frequent threads weaved on the TypoGrapho tapestry. This book by James Felici helps to step forward : The Complete Manual of Typography : a guide to setting perfect type (Adobe Press). Terminology is the start of a sound understanding (as of p.29): […]

Web = 95% Typo

The stance is claimed by iA (Information Architects), and this is all the more accurate. Smashing Magazine elaborates on it to provide some guidelines and tips for Technical Web Typography. More precisely : How to choose a font face How to choose a font size Using a grid Working out the measure Vertical rhythm and […]

Typo No Detail

Typography is no detail but, once more, a privileged way to show the language. Jost Hochuli is the author of a small and inescapable leaflet about Detail in typographie (the original opus is Das Detail in der Typographie, translated into french as Le détail en typographie) : – Review by The Designer’s Review of Books. […]

Typo-ubiquity on web

Listen to Erik Spiekermann, calling for the typographic freedom for the web. The claim is sound, and it may be within click- (or haptic) reach. At last web designers are no longer reliant on the established system fonts such as Times and Arial which are installed on all computers. Typographic emergency solutions using Flash or […]


Why, what, what for ? For typography and graphical related interests : – Typography is what language looks like. (Ellen Lupton). – I can’t explain it; I just like looking at type. I just get a total kick out of it. Other people look at bottles of wine or whatever, or, you know, girls’ bottoms. […]

Typo+Graphic collection

Courtesy of Idsgn, let’s get invited to a typo/graphic poster gallery designed for, quote, « typographic obsessed« . May there be such an addiction ? Of course not… Why should I-You?-HeOrShe-We–You?-They Love Typography ? There is nothing like Font Dependence. Or is there such a thing as « typoholism » ? Eric Spiekermann confesses his crime : I can’t […]

Typographie + Toile

Exception linguistique faite pour cette longue note en français, au bénéfice du Centre pour l’édition électronique ouverte (CLEO, CNRS). Cette équipe traite de l’édition électronique scientifique, développant notamment la plateforme francophone Revues.org de, oui, revues en ligne. Note-Cours donc : – Intitulée Typographie pour le Web, par Inès Secondat de Montesquieu ; – Rapportée par […]

Monde Typo

Il faudrait écrire en anglais et en français pour faire état de la nouvelle maquette du Monde qui, tout amateur que TypOL soit, lui fait penser au Guardian (organisation verticale) et à l’IHT (bandeau supérieur). Les professionnels sont d’un avis plus averti : – Mark Potter, commentant la toute nouvelle version de fin janvier 2009 […]