För alla Trekkies!

En rolig analys av typografins utveckling i generationer av Star Trek filmer. Här omnämns kändisar som Star Trek fonten nummer ett; Horizon, det uppenbara sci-fi typsnittet Eurostile och det svåranvända Galaxy.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture named a space shuttle, created a custom font pack, and relaunched the swashbuckling futurism of the greatest of all space franchises: Star Trek.

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Typefaces can be conservative or liberal. But there’s a lot more to it

Yes typefaces have political leanings

recent study by Virginia Tech professors Katherine Haenschen and Daniel J. Tamul indicate that people make assumptions about candidates based on the typefaces they use. The study asked 987 people to rate varying typefaces as conservative or liberal in a series of two experiments and found that people do “perceive typefaces, type families, and typestyles to have ideological qualities.”

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Progressive Font Enrichment: reinventing web font performance | Responsive Web Typography

Ny fontladdningsteknik håller på att utvecklas. Fonten laddas efter behovet på sidan istället för idag, att ladda ner den kompletta fontfilen som kan vara ganska stor. Man kan alltså säga att fonten ”strömmas” till sidan.

”The ideal solution would combine the benefits of both of these approaches: subset a font request to what’s necessary for a given page, but add to the original font asset on subsequent content requests, thereby enabling the gradual enrichment of the font file.”

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Font of all knowledge? Researchers develop typeface they say can boost memory |The Guardian

Australian researchers say they have developed a new tool that could help students cramming for exams – a font that helps the reader remember information.

Melbourne-based RMIT University’s behavioural business lab and design school teamed up to create “Sans Forgetica”, which they say uses psychological and design theories to aid memory retention.

About 400 university students have been involved in a study that found a small increase in the amount participants remembered – 57% of text written in Sans Forgetica compared with 50% in a plain Arial.

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