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U&lc back issues now available

February 14th, 2011

In 1974, ITC began publishing U&lc, The International Journal of Typographics. Herb Lubalin was the editorial and art director of the first issue and his seminal design set the stage for future issues of trend setting and award winning editorial […]

Category: Type education

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Space Invaders: Why you should never, ever use two spaces after a period.

January 16th, 2011

“Two-spacers are everywhere, their ugly error crossing every social boundary of class, education, and taste. You’d expect, for instance, that anyone savvy enough to read Slate would know the proper rules of typing, but you’d be wrong; every third e-mail […]


Type gripe #1: Why I don’t have a “favorite” font

December 6th, 2010

As a typography specialist and educator, one of the first (and most common) question I’m asked in my travels is “What is your favorite font?” If I had a dollar for every time I’m asked this, I could buy an […]


Arial vs. Helvetica

October 22nd, 2010

We’ve all heard of the Arial® and Helvetica® typefaces, and have most likely used them both. Graphic designers either love or hate the designs. What’s the story behind these two polarizing typeface designs? Here’s the scoop! The Helvetica Story Helvetica […]

Category: fy(t)i

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A Stroke of Genius!

September 20th, 2010

Bob Aufuldish of Aufuldish & Warinner recently “confessed” to me that in a recent poster he designed, he broke one of the cardinal rules of typography in the digital age: never put a stroke on the type. But in this […]

Category: Posters

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Scaling Logos

September 15th, 2010

When it comes to logos, one size doesn’t necessarily fit all — usages, that is. A frequently neglected aspect of designing a typographic logo is the potential need for slightly different versions for use at different sizes and in various […]

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