This font was designed to raise awareness for dyslexia

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 1 July 2015

To raise awareness for dyslexia, graphic designer Daniel Britton designed a very different type of font. Instead of your typical letters, Britton has turned As into upside-down Vs and Ds into backwards Cs.

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Albert Einstein’s handwriting has been turned into a font

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 7 May 2015

A new Kickstarter project out of Germany hopes to turn Albert Einstein’s handwriting into a font. Harald Geisler and Elizabeth Waterhouse are behind Albert Einstein Font, which will be ‘compatible with most digital devices, allowing you to “write like a genius”‘.

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Cats as famous fonts

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Saturday 26 July 2014

Buzzfeed reimagined cats as famous fonts a couple of years ago and while we’re only getting our paws on these photos now, it’s quite a marvellous collection. Of course, only the daftest feline expression would suffice for Comic Sans. Of course.

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Uniting the gap between reading and viewing words: design by Liz Collini

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By Marta Millere in New Design on Wednesday 9 April 2014

London-based artist Liz Collini believes that the written word holds many paradoxes, not only those of absence and presence. She specializes in printmaking and drawing where she expresses herself through the use of ambiguous words and phrases to create different forms of text. As she explains on her website: ‘There are gaps and overlaps between […]

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Fontspotting: a challenge for typography nerds

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Products on Friday 27 September 2013

So you claim to be a typography nerd, do you? Well, we have just the challenge for you. Australian-based creatives, Dustin de Souza and Jessica Witt, have come up with a game that may be your undoing… or your making. FontSpotting is a flashcard game which tests players’ knowledge about the names of different typefaces. […]

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Now you can type with a cat font

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By Erik Kraft in New Trends on Thursday 16 May 2013

Nekofont. The internet is powered by cats, so you might as well write in cats too. If you’re secretly 8, like me, you’ll want to test it out with swears. Then you can get on with your life. (Not really, because you are writing words with cats).

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PBS’s Off Book series takes on typography

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By Heath Fradkoff in Video on Tuesday 9 August 2011

The latest in the Off Book series from PBS, this video explores the diversity of typographic expression in everything from poster design to infographics. Off Book: Type features conversations with graphic designer Paula Scher, font designers Tobias Frere-Jones and Jonathan Hoefler, the experimental designer Eddie Opara, and cutting-edge info-graphic creators, Deroy Peraza and Julia Vakser.

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