fonts

The U.S. Government Would Save $US400 Million If It Just Switched Typefaces

Of the many schemes to make the government more efficient, this is probably the only one that involves typography. A middle schooler in Pittsburgh has calculated that by simply switching the typeface used in government documents from Times New Roman to Garamond, it would save taxpayers $US400 million in ink.


This Font Is Made From Beard

If you’re a beard lover — and, hey, these days who isn’t? — then here’s the font for you, because it’s made exclusively from images of facial hair.


Good Luck Writing A Letter With This 30th Anniversary Mac Font

It might not look it, but these images actually make up a font designed especially to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Mac.


How Two Men Made Low-Res Fonts Look Good Forever

While we now take crisp-looking typography for granted, it wasn’t always that way. Back in the ’80s, low-res fonts looked dreadful — but fortunately two men changed all that.


This Spindly Font Was Inspired By Crisscrossing Tram Wires

Lisbon is beautiful: buildings fronted in colourful tiles, cobbled roads and incredible street art. The Portuguese capital also has hills — lots and lots of steep hills — and a robust tram system that weaves around the highs and lows, complete with a whole tapestry of wires that crisscross above the tracks.


Type:Rider Is A Mobile Game That Teaches You About Typography

We love typography at Gizmodo, so it’s no surprise that we’re rather taken by Type:Ride — a mobile game that let’s you solve riddles and puzzles while learning about fonts along the way.


Gorgeous Typography Puzzles Will Teach Kids The Dangers Of Comic Sans

The fact of the matter is, if you don’t teach your kids about the dangers of using Comic Sans when they’re young, they’re just going to pick it up on the street. Whether it’s a flyer for a garage sale, or a bulletin board at their preschool, the world is a minefield of terrible typography, and you need to address the issue with your young’ns before it becomes a problem.


Boost Your Typophile Street Cred With Australian-Designed Font Flashcards

Whether you’re an old pro or just beginning to take an interest in type, Fontspotting — a downloadable font flashcard game — is so jam-packed with typographical details that you’re pretty much destined to learn something new. And the best part? It’s totally free.


iiNet's New Jiva ISP Has A Logo That Makes It Look Like Google Glass

When iiNet launched Jiva this morning — a new one-size-fits-all unlimited ADSL2+ ISP — we didn’t have much to go on in terms of visuals. The internet being a visual medium, we just made do and posted a photo of iiNet (pictured) next to it and moved on. Now we have the logo for Jiva, and we can’t help but feel like iiNet’s designers have been phoning it in a little with this one.


How Typography Moved From The Paper To The Screen

Typography is something most of us see almost everyday but only few of us really pay attention to the details. It’s all around us that it’s sometime easy to gloss over. This lovely little animation describes its importance and how we’ve had our fun with it, first by showing the basic rules of typesetting and then transitioning to how typography has evolved in movies.