16 April 2009
Golden age of type blogs 2
Ten more to argue about in those precious spare moments
Many of you have already told us what you thought about our choice of the top ten typographic blogs. And some of you complained, in the politest way possible, about the ones that weren’t mentioned.
Here are some more interesting ones selected by our crack team – and in no particular order. Part three, next week, will cover the top type foundry blogs.
A blog following the everyday life of typographic designer Christian Robertson.
Type for you (typeforyou.org)
A round-up of contemporary type posts from around the Web from a group of Portuguese designers.
A weekly ‘community authored’ critique of websites and how they use type, with an extensive archive of past posts. The blog was created by Kyle Meyer, a user experience designer in Minnesota, and the writing reflects his field, making it more than just an aesthetic opinion.
Life Lounge (lifelounge.com/blog/Luke)
Australian illustrator and type designer Luke Lucas contributes typographic input – which seems to focus mainly on decorative letterforms – to this community-based popular culture magazine website.
Daily Type (dailytype.ru)
Russian type designers post daily pictures of type.
Le Typographe (typographe.com)
French design community posting about type-related issues. (If you don’t read French, click here for a better English translation than you’ll find on the site itself.)
The finer points of type history, by James Mosley, professor of typography at the University of Reading and a former librarian of St Bride Printing Library.
The Ampersand (ampersand.gosedesign.net)
Entirely given over to the adoration of ampersands.
Typographic posters (typographicposters.com)
A directory of typographic and graphic posters.
‘Slightly grumpy and frighteningly honest typographic commentary’ from Yves Peters and David John Earls.
Look out for more type articles during Eye’s ‘Type week’.
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