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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:


Trust Us, Change Your Yosemite Font From Helvetica To San Francisco

Brittle, anaemic Helvetica is simply not a good choice as a default display font on Apple’s operating system. That’s why I’m pretty excited about this little trick to replace Helvetica Neue (the standard font that comes with Yosemite) with San Francisco, Apple’s new typeface designed in-house for the Apple Watch.


Say Hello To San Francisco, The Free Font Apple Designed For Its Watch

We’ve known for a while that the Apple Watch has a brand-new custom font designed by Apple, but now it has a name: San Francisco.


3 Clever Typefaces That Solve Every Day Problems

Humans have been writing for a long, long time — we were making lettermarks for thousands of years. Of course, that doesn’t mean we’ve ever reached a consensus about the perfect way to write or print. And over the past few years, we’ve seen designers take on real, tangible problems using type design.


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