From Lettering Guides to CNC Plotters – the article by Florian Hardwig and Thomas Maier highlights some major steps in the historical development of lettering tools for drafting.
Futura is familiar. But its journey from avant-garde German type to hipster favorite is unusual – and it includes Nazis and the moon. Via Vox.
The letter ‘Æ’ evolved from the Classical Latin diphthong ‘AE’. With its long history, there are multiple models for its design. Nevertheless, there are some aspects worth highlighting. Text by Frode Helland, Monokrom.
Fernando Mello explains the pilcrow or paragraph symbol, also known as the alinea or blind P. It is used to represent individual paragraphs in a piece of text.
Toshi Omagri looks at the letter ‘c’ from Futura – designed in 1927 by Paul Renner to perfectly accommodate the various idiosyncrasies of his mother tongue.
The Charnel-House blog presents a huge collection of constructivist posters by Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg.
Shady Characters blog.