Some quotations about Typography:
“The way something is presented will define the way you react to it. So you can take the same message to be represented in different typfaces, the ’emotional’ response to that would be different. The choice of typeface is the prime ‘weapon’ if you want in that communication."
by Neville Brody

“This is a ‘subliminal’ way of seeing. Maybe the feeling you have, when you see a particular typographic choice used on a piece of packaging is just ‘I like to look at that’, ‘that feels good’, ‘that is my kind of product’…But that is the type casting its ‘scret spell’."
by Rick Poynor


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punctuation-2.png Si Begg
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The punctuation marks can tell you words too




A very clever “Type Toy" – Toypography combining Chinese, English, Pictogram and even Japanese.


“Having Guts Always Works Out For Me" by Stefan Sagmeister.


“I Hope That Works Out For Me As Well" by Me.


Found this “Kowloon City" (九龍城) Font photography at (currently offline)

This really reminds me those moment we look up in the sky when wandering in the Kowloon City (Hong Kong).

Aggo, as I think we should have a little bit character about our blog, so I just made some initial sketches for our blog name…
Simplify the letters as lazy as possible.
Feeling lazy, so going sleep! Inspired by the sleeping ZZZ.
When the eye feels lazy and sleepy, it can’t properly see things clear, like a double Z and a missing half of Y…


Fussy 這個態度很有趣,每個人心中 Fussy 的尺度也不一樣。我心中的 Fussy 是較 Subtle 內歛的,外表可能一點也看不出來,但只要仔細看清一點,便可看到這個人對生活那種與別不同的執著、挑剔、有要求的世界觀。

當初 Re-design 這個以 Fussy 為主題的女性社群網站時,第一樣要考慮的便是選擇一款恰當的字體。要選擇一款有 Fussy 性格的 Font 說易不易話難又唔難,如果你擁有一雙敏感(Sensitive)的眼睛及清楚自己想要些甚麼的話,你只欠一點時間與耐性。最後我選了以下兩款字體,一主一次,一款 Serif(俗稱有腳)一款 Sans Serif(無腳):

1. Centabel:


2. Aldo:


Centabel 的 Fussy 味主要散發自細微部份的「挑」與「剔」,適合用於 40 pt 以上的時候,Fussy 的感覺比 Aldo 強烈。40 pt 以下則適宜用無腳的 Aldo ,整體 Fussy 感源自那種輕輕的另類刻畫,但相對地字體放大時便欠缺了一點優雅。

Readability and legibility are often confused.

Readability is most often used to describe the ease with which written language is read and understood – it concerns the difficulty of the language itself, not its appearance. Factors that affect readability include sentence and word length, and the frequency of uncommon words. i.e. more about (text content).

Legibility describes how easily or comfortably a typeset text can be read. It is not connected with content or language, but rather with the size and appearance of the printed or displayed text. i.e. more about (text appearance).

A wide range of factors that affecting legibility include type size, type design (eg, comparing serif vs sans serif type, italic type vs roman type), line length, line spacing, colour contrast, the design of right-hand edge (for example, justification (straight right hand edge) vs ranged left, and whether hyphenated).

Some commonly agreed findings of legibility research include:
• text set in lower case is more legible than text set all in upper case (capitals), presumably because lower case letter structures and word shapes are more distinctive, having greater saliency with the presence of extenders (ascenders, descenders and other projecting parts);
• regular upright type (roman) is found to be more legible that italics, contrast, without dazzling brightness, has also been found to be important, with black on yellow/cream being most effective;
• positive images (eg, black on white) are easier to read than negative or reversed (eg, white on black);
• the upper portions of letters play a stonger part than the lower portions in the recognition process;
• legibility is compromised by letterspacing, word spacing and leading that are too tight or too loose. Generous vertical space separates lines of text, making it easier for the eye to distinguish one line from the next, or previous line. Poorly designed fonts and those that are too tightly or loosely fitted can also result in poor legibility.

From Wikipedia

There is the Kontrapunkt typeface, developed by my internship company, Kontrapunkt in Denmark. It is so good shared for free. I like the typeface because it is special and still legible.
“Developing typefaces is an old craft. Today, we see that typefaces is getting a more and more important role in corporate identities. It is recognized that a typeface is a strong element in the toolbox of a visual identity. We at Kontrapunkt would also like to pace typefaces forward. Having your own font is a subtle and elegant way to illuminate identities", Bo Linnemann says.

ok i admit this might not related to typography, but i think its worth to watch:
Video: Yes, Design can Make you Happy
Higher resolution video

Via: 43 Folders

Typography at Flickr


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