Write It in Garamond

Creative output of any kind depends upon a steady stream of tiny self-delusions. A different font helps me believe in my own words.

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Is This Some Kind of Code? You Can Solve the …

Erik and Martin Demaine, a father-and-son team of “algorithmic typographers,” have confected an entire suite of mathematically inspired typefaces.

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How Poets Use Punctuation as a Superpower and a Secret Weapon

Just like line breaks and spacing decisions, typographical marks can shape how a reader hears the language.

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Ed Benguiat, a Master of Typography, Is Dead at 92

A noted graphic designer, he was an expert in typefaces, developing many himself and “fixing” others. His work adorns this newspaper.

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How to Read a Wine Label, in 12 Easy Lessons

The wine shop can be intimidating, with so many different styles of labeling. Here’s help in decoding a dozen basic types.

#content-type-service, #grapes, #labeling-and-labels-product, #typography, #wines

Goldman Sachs Has Money. It Has Power. And Now It Has a Font

The custom-made Goldman Sans is ‘neutral, with a wink’ — or boring and derivative, according to fontheads.

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Goldman Sachs Now Has a Font

The custom-made Goldman Sans is ‘neutral, with a wink’ — or boring and derivative, according to fontheads.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #design, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #open-source-software, #software, #typography

Why Your Phone’s Accessibility Options Are Useful for Everyone

Many assume the “accessibility” features on our devices are helpful only to those with visual or hearing impairments, but they’re useful for everyone.

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