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This Is What Happens When You Let A Neural Network Design Fonts

Neural networks are increasingly taking on jobs that used to be the preserve of the human brain. So Erik Bernhardsson decided to see what would happen if he threw 50,000 fonts at a neural network and left it to chew at them. The results, it turns out, are pretty interesting.


Snooty Canadian Designers Are Pissed Off At Their Government

Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday in 2017 and all sorts of preparations are being made for the big shebang. But the sesquicentennial has been sullied by news that the government is being real cheap when it comes to the graphic design.


Glorious NSFW Letterforms Inspired By A Recent Translation Of The Kama Sutra

When Penguin Books US hired French artist Malika Favre to illustrate the cover of its


This Free Font Automatically Redacts NSA Surveillance Trigger Words

Some might see downloading this free font called Seen as the digital equivalent of donning a tin foil hat. Except that we know that security agencies like the NSA are intercepting emails and other communications, scanning for specific trigger words that this font automatically crosses out.


How The Star Wars Logo Got Confused With Nazi Typography

The history of the Star Wars logo has long been controversial for its purported connection to fascist or even Nazi typography. After all, the Star Wars saga is an apparent analogy for World War II, where the Empire is the Third Reich and Darth Vader represents Adolf Hitler.


4 Typefaces That Let You Write Like Einstein And Other Famous Thinkers

The art of handwritten script is lost on most of us keyboard-attached slobs. But over the past few years, a small group of designers have dug into the archives of famous thinkers and artists to bring their script into the digital world — meaning that you, too, can write like Einstein, even if you can’t think like him.


Apple May Roll Out Its New Watch Typeface Across All Devices

In welcome news for those of us who couldn’t take another year squinting at that spindly, bad-for-screens typeface, 9 to 5 Mac is reporting that Apple will replace Helvetica Neue with its new San Francisco typeface for all operating systems. This is the font Apple designed in-house for the Watch — and if this is true, it’s gonna be SO much better.


Albert Einstein's Handwriting Has Been Turned Into An Amazing Font

Forget Myriad Pro, Helvetica or Futura. The only font you’ll ever need is designer Harald Geisler’s “Albert Einstein”, painstakingly crafted to match the “clear rhythm, even flow and soft curves” of the theoretical physicist’s handwriting. But Geisler wants to take the font even further, adding letter variations and upping the quality and hence, he’s fired up a Kickstarter for funding.


An Alphabet Poster That Teaches You The Fundamentals Of Font Design

If you can’t figure out why all your friends were snickering at your home-made wedding invites you carefully designed using Papyrus, Pop Chart Lab’s new Alphabet of Typography print will give you a much-needed crash course in font design, spacing, and terminology.


Wingdings Predicted 9/11: A Truther's Tale

In 1992, mere days after Windows 3.1 was released, it was revealed that typing the letters NYC in Wingdings — Microsoft’s all-symbols font — produced the following antisemitic and/or Jewish conspiracy-backed text, depending on who you asked:


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