Typeface Tuesday: Arciform


Designed by Matt Ellis. You can download Arciform for free here.

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FontXChange 5 Released


Today we released FontXChange 5.0 for Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11).

This is a free upgrade for all current FontXChange customers.
FontXChange is a font conversation tool that converts fonts between different file formats. This makes FontXChange useful to:

• Convert PostScript Type 1 fonts (Macintosh or Windows format) into a single modern OpenType font file that works on both Macintosh & Windows. End the headaches of the outdated two-file system of screen font and printer font combinations. Just one font file that works.

• Convert TrueType fonts to PostScript fonts. No more printing problems and incompatibilities associated with TrueType fonts and high-end output devices.

• Convert Windows fonts to Macintosh and vice-versa. Easily share fonts across different computers, even different operating systems.

• Convert to web fonts that can be used on web pages

A free demo version of FontXChange can be downloaded here.

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Packages that Pop: SeedSpoon

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Seedspoon is a concept design created by Ragini Sahai and Bryn Hobson. This gardening-made-easy kit includes three products: the seed package, a mini wooden shovel, and gardening label in one purchase, perfect for the novice, and master gardener alike.

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Typeface Tuesday: Tasty Twists

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These foodie types were designed for Sainsbury’s (a supermarket chain in the UK) ‘Twist Your Favourites’ campaign. The idea was to encourage people to add a bit of something unexpected to their favorite dishes – like sardines in the shepard’s pie, or horseradish to your mac n cheese. What do you think – is it working?
Designed by Analog Folk and Side by Side.

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The Beauty of Engraving

The Beauty of Engraving by Neenah Paper. Produced by I Do Films.

The Beauty of Engraving website serves as a database for finding an engraver, as well as to show the craftsmanship, time and skill poured into the engraving process.

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Typeface Tuesday – Smoosh

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Smoosh was designed for Wired Magazine by Tal Leming of Type Supply. The original A-Z typeface was created on a 2 day deadline and was later expanded to complete the glyph sets in 4 different weights (above).

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A History of the Exclaimation Comma

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An article by grammarly.com takes a look back at the short lived history of the exclamation comma.

Designed in the early 90’s, the exclamation comma was intended to add excitement and emotion to the middle of sentences, so an author could “reflect spoken language or thoughts more closely.”

Still intrigued by this extinct glyph? You can read the full article here.

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