technology
Dubai Now Has Its Own Font

The city of Dubai has worked with Microsoft to create an official font for the city, which it claims is a world first (we're not convinced). Read More >>

whatsapp
Here’s How to Change Your WhatsApp Font, Just Because

It’s hot today. A bit too hot really. Seriously, who’s even pretending to work? Days like this are supposed to be spent frolicking through meadows and doing pointless stuff you can boast about. Read More >>

apple
Apple Managers Worried That ‘click’ Looks Too Much Like ‘dick’

Loads of serious men sitting around an expensive table in Apple's HQ came up with a potential problem with the El Capitan update tag line "There's more to love with every click." They thought that the lowercase "click" may look like "dick" and could therefore lead to potential online embarrassment on the pages of Reddit. Read More >>

design
The Internet Looks Like Crap Today Due to a Font Vault Cock-Up

The IT departments of various internet businesses are in crisis mode today, after a server problem with an internet font archive effectively broke the well researched and tested layouts and font choices of some of the biggest web sites out there. Read More >>

security
Free Font Cuts Out Words That Would Land You on NSA’s Watchlist

Some might see downloading this free font called Seen as the digital equivalent of donning a tin foil hat. Except that we know that security agencies like the NSA and GCHQ are intercepting emails and other communications, scanning for specific trigger words that this font automatically crosses out. Read More >>

design
How the Star Wars Logo Got Confused With Nazi Typography

The history of the Star Wars logo has long been controversial for its purported connection to fascist or even Nazi typography. After all, the Star Wars saga is an apparent analogy for World War II, where the Empire is the Third Reich and Darth Vader represents Adolf Hitler. Read More >>

design
Four Typefaces That Let You Write Like Einstein and Other Famous Thinkers

The art of handwritten script is lost on most of us keyboard-attached slobs. But over the past few years, a small group of designers have dug into the archives of famous thinkers and artists to bring their script into the digital world. You too can write like Einstein, even if you can’t think like him. Read More >>

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Apple May Roll Out its New Watch Typeface Across All Devices

In welcome news for those of us who couldn’t take another year squinting at that spindly, bad-for-screens typeface, 9 to 5 Mac is reporting that Apple will replace Helvetica Neue with its new San Francisco typeface for all operating systems. This is the font Apple designed in-house for the Watch—and if this is true, it’s going to be SO much better. Read More >>

design
An Alphabet Poster That Teaches You the Fundamentals of Font Design

If you can’t figure out why all your friends were snickering at your home-made wedding invites you carefully designed using Microsoft WordArt, Pop Chart Lab’s new Alphabet of Typography print will give you a much-needed crash course in font design, spacing, and terminology. Read More >>

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Trust Us, Change Your Yosemite Font From Helvetica to San Francisco

Brittle, anaemic Helvetica is simply not a good choice as a default display font Apple's operating system. That's why I'm pretty excited about this little trick to replace Helvetica Neue (the standard font that comes with Yosemite) with San Francisco, Apple's new typeface designed in-house for the Apple Watch. Read More >>

design
Apple’s Homemade Fonts, Ranked

Apple recently debuted one of its first in-house fonts in nearly 20 years. The tech company's most frequently used typefaces now are Myriad, Lucida Grande, Avenir, and Helvetica Neu, all brought in from third parties. But in its early days, graphic designers like Susan Kare helped Apple stand apart from competitors by designing original fonts. Read More >>

apple
Say Hello to San Francisco, the Free Font Apple Designed for its Watch

We've known for a while that the Apple Watch has a brand-new custom font designed by Apple, but now it has a name: San Francisco. Read More >>

design
Three Clever Typefaces That Solve Every Day Problems

Humans have been writing for a long, long time. Of course, that doesn't mean we've ever reached a consensus about the perfect way to write or print. And over the past few years, we've seen designers take on real, tangible problems using type design. Read More >>

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Why Sweden Commissioned its Own Typeface

The idea of branding a country is a fairly new one, and the notion of typefaces is even newer, with national and local governments from Qatar to Chattanooga commissioning their own fonts. The latest country to set its on typeface is Sweden—but it's also questioning whether a national font is a bit too nationalistic for their progressive Scandinavian sensibilities. Read More >>

design
An Artist Perfectly Trolls Designers With a Comic Sans Typewriter

The easiest way to troll a pixel-pushing friend is to ensure you exclusively use Comic Sans for every email, message, and homemade birthday card you send them. Graphic designers hate the font, but the rest of the world still seems to enjoy its sense of whimsy, which is what inspired artist Jesse England to hack a typewriter with the Comic Sans typeface. Read More >>