Directed by John Carpenter | Fonts in Use

Long before you see the dogs transmuted into vicious, physically indeterminate fiends, or Kurt Russell’s monocular anti-hero, named “Snake,” surfing in the submerged city grid of a future dystopian Los Angeles, the essence of most any John Carpenter film is evident in its opening moments, even before his name is seen keystoned atop some spare and ominous title. First there are the antecedent notes of one of his minimalist synthesizer scores (educated as a musician, Carpenter composed the scores to sixteen of his films) which are soon followed by the title credits set in Albertus.

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Create Your Own Font in 48 hours – Type Thursday | Medium

Type Jam just held it’s first event in September, challenging teams to create a font in just 48 hours, from concept to digitisation. We spoke to Jake about creating fonts as a newb, about the mechanics of orchestrating a hackathon — and finally we took a closer look at the top 3 winning typefaces.

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How New Font Technologies Will Improve The WebHow New Font Technologies Will Improve The Web | Smashing Magazine

In this article, you’ll learn about new font technologies, including the ins and outs of these new tools and how to take control of our typography.

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Meet the Font Detectives Who Ferret Out Fakery | Backchannel | WIRED

What does international political corruption have to do with type design? Normally, nothing—but that’s little consolation for the former prime minister of Pakistan. When Nawaz Sharif and his family came under scrutiny earlier this year thanks to revelations in the Panama Papers, the smoking gun in the case was a font. The prime minister’s daughter, Maryam Sharif, provided an exculpatory document that had been typeset in Calibri—a Microsoft font that was only released for general distribution nearly a year after the document had allegedly been signed and dated.

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