News about fonts...and stuff

Updated: 2/14/02; 13:35:24.

Thursday, February 14, 2002

1:27:56 PM

TypeCon 2002 announced

The Society of Typographic Aficionados has officially announced TypeCon2002: The Message and The Medium, July 12-14 Toronto, Canada.  

12:59:45 PM


The first house pet has been cloned but it was The Wall Street Journal, not the cloners, who blabbed. The domestic cat was cloned late last year by researchers at Texas A&M University, but the school doesn't want to make an official announcement until the cat is found to be healthy and genetically identical to the original. The project, known cleverly as CopyCat, was funded by 81-year-old financier John Sperling, who is probably wishing they'd speed things up a bit.  

12:41:00 PM

AIR ROMP-Adam Curry

"Good morning from Amsterdam, it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood! Scanning the news: A randy, drug-fueled romp in a New York-bound jet's rest room sparked a midair terror scare that sent a pair of F-16 fighter jets scrambling yesterday." [Adam Curry: CurryDotCom]  

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

11:26:36 PM


A picture is worth...


5:21:27 PM


Handspring's Treo 180 Palm organizer slash mobile phone slash wireless web device is now shipping.


2:29:07 PM

Dying Scent of E-Mail Ad Campaign

For three years, a group of imaginary lovelies sent e-mail to subscribers lured in by a Calvin Klein fragrance campaign. Then, just like that, the days of their lives were over. By Farhad Manjoo.  

2:03:51 PM


It's called Neuronic. Kind of "in your face" typography.

Coming very soon!  

1:14:41 PM


Have got this page running from the server with just a minor hitch - let's see how it goes!  

12:15:28 PM


The guy running Fontosaurus Text wants you to buy his fonts:

"The one thing I hate to do right away is discuss money. I'm BROKE, so broke, in fact, that I am moving back home to live with my parents. They live 1200 miles away. I have been unemployed since October 9th, and am absolutely miserable without a job. I need donations of the money variety, for all these fonts you guys have been downloading. Why? Because I need gas money to drive that 1200 miles."  

12:29:53 AM


A review of my fonts in Spanish:

Translated by Babelfish :(

"This is an essential Web. Legible account with eighteen typographies for screen, lists to be used in designs for Flash, Web or Wap and to very small sizes. Typographies like the Genetica, comparable to Mini the 7, in capital letters, or the Quanta, a typography of right angles, more technological. Very reviewable it is the Scriptometex typography to be a calligraphic type with a very good legibility to a small size. Or the Microscopic, that with an only four height of pixels is another challenge to the legibility that here safe of skillful way. While, the Macroscopic, considers like a type with five different families, based on the height, without the width of the characters changes. Noir-Braille is perhaps most original as far as exposition: a technological typography and in bitmaps in braille, perhaps for when the screens are three-dimensional and sensible to the tact? Everything will be seen... In order to finish, in addition to the types Methodic, Atomic, Genetrix, Bionica, Joistik, Cellular, Remote, Monocule, Bilinear, Arachnid and Wired (attention to this one and what can do pixel floating over the characters), is a typography that curls the curl: the Megalon, that consists of Japanese characters. And it is that the assembly of the typographies of Average Atomic an exercise in the limit of the legibility represents everything. "  

Tuesday, February 12, 2002

11:51:48 PM


Before a recent Brazil vs. Argentina soccer match, an Argentinean condom manufacturer posted this ad...

Brazil won, however, resulting in the following ad...


9:44:49 PM

Apple introduces QuickTime 6; release delayed [MacNN]  

5:47:39 PM


I have updated my website in cool new anticolor - I haven't linked up to this Radioland newspage yet, but I will soon. This should get me off my lazy butt and get me writing again! Woohoo.

The other big news is that we are having a font sale. $30 off the price of PixelPak or DigiPak - usually $99. The sale is gunna last until February 15th.  

5:45:11 PM


I have a new interview about Atomic Media at Typophile . It's basically a rundown on the "lo-res" font business.  

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