Category Archives: typography

Inspirational talk on ADLaM—An African Alphabet Adventure

Craig Cornelius gave an introduction to the ADLaM script and its history with stories of how he got involved plus his recent attendance at the 3rd ADLaM Conference in Mamou, Guinea, 5–8 January 2018. Over 800 people attended the conference from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Mauritania and Chad to Liberia, plus Angola, Kuwait, Belgium, Spain, USA, and beyond. After Craig’s presentation, Ibrahima & Abdoulaye Barry (creators of the ADLaM script) joined in via video chat for the question and answer part of the evening. They started creating the script in 1989 when they were ages 10 and 14. Continue reading

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Survey: Opinions on Music Notation & Scores

One of my next projects will be designing quality music symbol fonts. Getting back to my roots, so to speak. My first foray into type design 20+ years ago was working on music notation software research and development projects. The … Continue reading

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1403 Vintage Mono font used in book cover design for Grantland’s sports analytics compilation book

[tweet width=”150″ align=”right”] While preparing to teach and work with some fabulous 6-12 grade movement teachers about social partner dancing at the 2014 Movement Education Week (@HealthyMovement), I heard an update from one of our typeface customers. Our 1403 Vintage Mono … Continue reading

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Font Aid VII: The Philippines — the sun glyph I submitted

In November 2013, the Society of Typographic Aficionados (@typesociety) organized Font Aid VII: The Philippines. This project will produce a symbol typeface of images based on the eight-rayed sun of the Philippine flag, submitted by type designers from around the world. Sales of … Continue reading

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IBM 1403 inspired typeface update (Vietnamese added)

I added a first pass at uppercase Vietnamese (tiếng Việt) to my IBM 1403 inspired monospace typeface. So, now, what started as a combination of the 52 characters represented by the A & H chains of the IBM 1403 printer has … Continue reading

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IBM 1403 inspired typeface update (Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew)

I’ve been busy. As a break, I added a first pass at uppercase Cyrillic, Greek, and Hebrew to the IBM 1403 inspired typeface. There are fun challenges in fitting these scripts into a fixed width (especially one set initially for … Continue reading

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TYPOSF 2013 Conference Trip Report

On 10-11 April 2013, I attended the TYPOSF 2013 conference (@typosf) at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (@ybca) in San Francisco, California. It was more of a design conference with a side of type design. Though I’m more interested in the … Continue reading

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