The Typographic Desk Reference. I’ll need to pick up a copy of this one.
Smarthistory is being developed as an enhancement to the traditional Western art history textbook. Excuse me, I have some learning to do.
The League of Moveable Type is an attempt to bring quality open-source typography to the web. It’s an honourable pursuit and will hopefully gain some traction, but I’m not really a big fan of the name.
Canons of page construction. A few details about the Van de Graaf canon, used in medieval manuscripts, and Tschichold’s musings on the golden ratio.
Typo/graphic posters, pretty much what the tile says. Loads of graphic and typographic posters for your viewing and purchasing pleasure.
Last year, I was contacted by Hans Lijklema about including my fonts in an archive of free fonts. His Free Font Index landed on my doorstep a couple weeks ago. I just got around to posting some photos now, there are some better spread shots over at The Fell Types.
What fonts you say? About ten years ago, I went on a font making kick, mostly hand-drawn stuff, and crappy erasure remixes. Some of them were drawn by my buddy Brian Stuparyk. People still download and use these in various projects, you can grab them here. They’re pretty rough and raw, no kerning, no nothing… didn’t really know what I was doing at the time. I should probably revisited the fonts and clean them up a bit.
If you get the chance, you should check out the book. There’s some great work in there by talented type designers, who created much more usable typefaces. There are also some cool interviews.
You wonâ€™t win on quick distribution, and you wonâ€™t win on price. Cyberspace has that covered.
Go back to an old-fashioned idea: that a book, printed in ink on durable paper, acid-free for longevity, is a thing of beauty. Make it as well as you can. People want to cherish it.