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Wireframe Letters

Posted in Design by kmtom on July 9, 2010

I’m sometimes amazed at the interesting stuff that Urban Outfitters has. I usually find the really cool stuff to be way out of my price range, but these wireframe letters at $10 each are great, unless you have a really long name.

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Type Efficiency

Posted in Design by kmtom on January 18, 2010

As a great follow up to my previous post, Matt Robinson recently took to drawing on walls to display the ink efficiency of various fonts. After drawing them large scale on a wall, the ink left over in the ball point pens shows how efficient the font are. In an ironic twist, the fonts which were most ink efficient, are lease energy efficient on a computer screen, as the more white the more energy required to light up the screen.

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Common Fonts Across Different OS

Posted in Design by kmtom on January 14, 2010

I am looking to embark on a slight redesign of my resumé, a tweaking shall we say. I want to design in a way so that it will come across consistently when viewed on different machines. One of the worst errors to make is using a font that doesn’t come through on other’s machines, followed only slightly behind by using Comic Sans. A quick Google search reveals the 18 “browser-safe fonts”. But don’t forget to read the notes at the bottom! The site also has screen shots from different OS and browsers. Now I just have to decide which one(s) to use!

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Cool Typefaces

Posted in Design by kmtom on July 21, 2009

Andrew Byrom has created some cool typefaces, most not intended to be used in word processors, or even computers for that matter.

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