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[Technical] Topics Section Added

Today, I decided to add a Topics section to the website. We have listed Film, Literature, Music and Typography sections, mainly blogs, so far.

Expect this to grow and grow as time passes.

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Typography

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

85,568 characters. One has to have infinite patience in order to design a balanced font with that many characters.

Quartz offers a great post on fonts here, including a brief history and the painstaking methods used to make a proper Chinese font.

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Art Documentaries Typography

[Typography] The Case of Latvia: Diacritics as a Means of Self-Identification

Many thanks to Ralf Herrmann for posting this video presented by Aleksandra Samulenkova on the peculiarities of Latvian letterforms and typography.

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Typography

[Typography] Sites We Like: Lu Yu & Brandtpunt — The Typekit Blog

Fonts in the Freight collection are popular picks, and it’s easy to see why. Check out how two very different sites create their own unique looks with thoughtful pairings of varied weights and styles. Lu Yu Lu Yu‘s portfolio site makes gorgeous use of Freight Big — not a usual choice for longer text sections, but […]

via Sites We Like: Lu Yu & Brandtpunt — The Typekit Blog

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Typography

[Typography] The Font of Poetry, The Poetry of Font

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I have a deep love of typography. There’s something rather magical about letterforms, especially of those which aren’t seen so often in our culture, like those of the Glagolitic alphabet, the Georgian and Armenian alphabets, and both Arabic and Persian scripts.

Adrienne Raphel of The Paris Review does a wonderful job articulating her love of the letterform.

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Typography

[Typography] Fedra Sans now supports Inuktitut

I love typography, but I rarely post on it. This needs to be remedied!

Typotheque is one of my favorite foundries. They release font after font of amazing quality. They have one of the most elegant and readable fonts, called Fedra Sans.

They’ve recently released a font for Inuktitut, one of the main languages of the Inuit people. It blends beautifully with the original font.

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Obituaries Typography

[Typography] Adrian Frutiger (24 May 1928 – 12 September 2015)

Very sad news from the world of typography, a passion I’ve had for many years. One of the people whose works I’ve admired for more than 20 years, Adrian Frutiger, passed away on the 12th of September. He was 87. If you know anything about graphic design, you will have surely come across his work.

TypeDrawers has an obituary for Frutiger here. De Zeen has one here.

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The AMOT… Wiki

Not a true wiki, but a place to house links. If you’re an interesting net-label or a radically interesting band, film-maker or writer who wishes to be archived here, let me know.

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Typography

[Blog] I Love Typography

Typography is a passion of mine, if only as an observer. I love the printed page and the art people can make with letters. On that note, I Love Typography highlights some of the best craftsmen of the trade.