politics
A Microsoft Font Really Did Take Pakistan’s Prime Minister Down

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will resign his position immediately following a landmark decision by his country’s Supreme Court. Sharif has been under fire since last year, when leaked documents appeared to show his family had hidden wealth in shell companies overseas. Earlier this month, investigators revealed that crucial financial documents provided by the Sharifs used Microsoft’s Calibri font but were dated from before that font was publicly released. Read More >>

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These Typefaces are Tiny Math Puzzles Made by MIT Scientists

When quickly sending an email, creating a company logo, or writing a post about mathematical typefaces, hundreds of thousands of fonts exist to help express a specific mood or feeling though we rarely escape the realm of a well-known few. Although it's well-documented that creating fonts can be an art, two mathematicians show that it can also be a science. Read More >>

design
The Ridiculed Comic Sans Typeface Gets its Dignity Back With Comic Neue

Craig Rozynski is an Australian designer who took upon himself to dignify the most ridiculed and beleaguered typeface in the world: Comic Sans. He turned the horrible typeface into an actually attractive typeface: Comic Neue. It's a miracle. Read More >>

design
This Font Was Created By a Robot

This typeface may not look incredibly sophisticated, but give it a chance: it was, after all, created by a robot. Read More >>

design
This Font Was Created Using Light Streaks From an iPhone

This font, called Phone Streak, might not be the most practical typeface in the world, but it was probably the most fun to create — because it was put together by capturing long exposures of an iPhone being swept through the air. Read More >>

apple
Apple Posts Its Apology to Samsung Online, in Arial

Last week Apple lost an appeal against a UK High Court of Justice ruling, and was told to post a public apology to Samsung. In Arial. Now it's popped up online. Read More >>

design
This Typographic Chess Set Is Too Pretty to Play

This gorgeous typographic chess set, based around the Champion font by Hoefler Frere Jones, brings elegant simplicity to the game with each piece assuming the form of its initial. It's almost too pretty to play. Read More >>

science
The Font on Your Car’s Dash Might Increase Your Risk of Crashing

Drivers beware: new research from MIT's Age Lab suggests that a badly chosen typeface for your dashboard can worsen distraction and increase your chance of crashing. Read More >>

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Watching the Alphabet Animate Itself Is Way Too Much Fun

I've never had this much fun reading the alphabet since I was a kid and finally conquered the L, M, N, O stretch of my ABCs. But this video is way cooler—the letters actually animates itself to represent a word it begins with. It's so goddamn clever. Read More >>