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 >>

wtf
This is the Public Pee Stain Typeface You’ve Been Waiting For

If you've been looking for that radical new typeface that will totally bring together than lackluster PowerPoint presentation, urine the wrong place. New York artist Aravindan Thirunavukarasu has created a typeface modelled after public pee graffiti. Read More >>

design
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
Screw Helvetica, Times New Roman is the World’s Most Famous Typeface

All day long on the internet we hear how Helvetica was used for this or how Helvetica improved that. Helvetica Helvetica Helvetica! Well, here are a handful of designers who'd like to say a few words about another classic font; let's get to know Times New Roman, shall we? Read More >>

design
The Man Who Designed Verdana and Georgia Describes a Life Making Fonts

Read a magazine, book or website and you'll see the product of Matthew Carter's labours all over it—because he's the guy who designed hundreds of fonts, including Verdana and Georgia. In this video, he describes the interaction between technology and design in the creation of typefaces. 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 >>

apps
Photolettering Adds Beautifully Designed Text To Your iPhone Pics

Dollars to doughnuts, you're going to love Photolettering, a new app that lets you overlay your photos with beautiful typeface. 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 >>

humour
If Fonts Had Voices They Would Sound Like This

In this hilarious video, Jonathan Garcia of The Minute Vlog gave voices to fonts. It's eerily on point—I always imagined Arial to be a pompous, stuffy guy with an English accent and Comic Sans to be a numbnut. 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 >>