Archive for Typography

Tolkien fonts

Some Tolkien-related fonts: Tolkienesque Regular and Tolkienesque New (scroll down on page) Two fonts inspired by Tolkien’s calligraphy. The Regular version “has a slightly distressed feel, with uneven edges”; the New version “remade the entire font from scratch, in order to clean up all the outlines (to remove the ‘distressed’ quality) and give it a […]

Science-fiction-movie typography

Here’s a detailed look at the typography in the movie Alien. (Published in 2014.) (I posted this link on Facebook in 2015, but am recycling some of my old links from elsewhere to have them all in one place.) That same blog, Typeset in the Future, also has writeups of typography in 2001, Moon, and […]

Typography map of Europe

Fascinating article (from 2012) about a German map that showed “the distribution of typefaces across Europe in 1901.” Article goes on to discuss the political significance of the Fraktur style of typefaces, and the ways that the Nazis first embraced and then rejected that style.

Hipster Ipsum

Want some sample filler text, but find faux-Latin too stodgy? Now you can use Hipster Ipsum—“Artisanal filler text for your site or project” to fill your space with hipster-related terms....