• The Original Star Wars Logo

    The original Star Wars logo from 1976, which was suddenly dropped before the official theatrical release. Here’s what 20th Century Fox went with instead in 1977: And here’s the Star Wars worm-like logo we know and love today: h/t 1000logos.net

  • Logobook

    I was re-organizing some of my bookmarks and discovered some old gems. Among them was an amazing design resource I have long forgotten about: Logobook – Discover the world’s finest logos, symbols and trademarks. Note: unfortunately this website does not have a SSL Certificate so it’s only accessible over http

  • Arcade Game Typography

    Arcade Game Typography

    I have nothing but praise for those who study niche topics like these. Toshi Omagari of MonoType, studied typography at Musashino Art University in Tokyo. He’s worked alongside big brands like H&M, and he’s previously contributed to Google Noto, and more notably introduced Tibetan Script support to Google Noto which is spectacular work. He helped…

  • The National Park Typeface

    The National Park Typeface

    From the website: I saw those familiar words. Set “National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior” — style. I wondered if it actually was a typeface or “font” that anyone could download and use? Do park rangers have this as a typeface on their computers to set in their word docs, pdfs and power…

  • Prospectus, from Lost Type Co-op

    Prospectus, from Lost Type Co-op

    From Lost Type Co-op: pro·spec·tus: noun A document that advertises a product, service, venture, institution, or event for the purpose of attracting potential clients, investors, participants, etc. A new and bold contemporary serif typeface, with optical sizes, designed by Dave Bailey, exclusively from The Lost Type Co‑op. A lovely, light-hearted typeface. Full of spirit and…

  • Farewell – ETAOIN SHRDLU

    Farewell – ETAOIN SHRDLU

    The entire process of breaking a story and getting it to print is just bonkers. It’s hard to fathom making such deadlines today, let alone 40 years ago. Over the July 4th weekend of 1978, the New York Times switched from a Linotype typesetting process to phototypesetting (or cold-typesetting). Filmmakers Carl Schlesinger and David Loeb Weiss were there to document…

  • Lubalin 100

    Lubalin 100

    Lubalin 100 is maintained by the Herb Lubalin Study Center to celebrate Lubalin’s centenary, directed by Annabel Brandon (@_annabelbrandon). Herb Lubablin would have turned 100 on March 17th, 2018. A storied designer, artist, typographer and apparently — party-goer. Lubalin is probably most well-known for producing the ubiquitous geometric font: Avant Garde. For me, Patagonia, VHS tapes…

  • Noe Display

    Noe Display

    An unapologetically expressive display from Schick Toikka, a Berlin/Helsinki type foundry.