Monthly Archives: July 2013

Catull, just f*ing Google it

Let’s learn about another typeface you probably see everyday 🙂 Catull!! Whaaat, you don’t know what I’m talking about… well, get ready to win a trivia night. Catull is the typeface used by Google for their logotype.  It’s really easy to pass by, take for granted, and avoid examining, however, I’m going to do that […]

FF Meta, almost wasn’t

This will be brief, as it concerns a fairly recently released typeface.  FF Meta was originally commissioned in 1985, but wasn’t released until 1991.  Erik Spiekermann was working on a new typeface for the West German Post Office, but things fell through.  (Just for some perspective of social/political temperature in Germany, the Berlin Wall wasn’t […]

Futura, geometry and simplicity

So we’re in a new place! IRL! Exciting! So I’ll be on a better schedule, and be able to keep to Friday uploads 🙂 Aren’t you just terribly thrilled? … perhaps not. But I’ll imagine you are. At the suggestion of my dear friend and close second love of my life, I’ll be writing about […]

Zapfino, hard road to beauty

I’m back! I was just too stretched thin last week, and because I spent the 4th of July in DC, I just didn’t get home to do a write up… I know, excuses, and this weekend I’ll hopefully be moving into a new apartment, so if I’m going to post, it’s GOT TO BE tonight… […]