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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BBC’s new typeface BBC Reith is designed to improve legibility on screen | It’s Nice That

The BBC has commissioned a new typeface, BBC Reith which will make text easier to read on screen and “will also save the BBC money”. The “master-brand” typeface is named after the organisation’s founder Lord John Reith, and has started to be rolled out gradually starting on BBC Sport.

Källa: It’s Nice That | BBC’s new typeface BBC Reith is designed to improve legibility on screen

Dubai Introduces Its Own Font, Lauding Free Expression It Does Not Permit | NY Times

Dubai has long had a taste for the finer things in life. The influential Persian Gulf city has been home to the world’s tallest building, a hotel that offers guests private butlers and 24-karat-gold iPads, and even a bakery that sold gold-laced cupcakes for roughly $1,000 each.

Now it is getting attention for a slightly less flashy effort that may soon be coming to a word-processing program near you: Dubai has made its own font.

Källa: Dubai Introduces Its Own Font, Lauding Free Expression It Does Not Permit – The New York Times

Typographic Doubletakes | Hoefler&Co

While good typefaces have prodigious families of carefully related styles, some of the best typography builds unexpected relationships between unrelated fonts. Here are five ways to create typographic connections, to help keep your design engaging and inventive.

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