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January 19, 2017
by Dan
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So Meta

Adrian Shaughnessy talks to Erik Spiekermann about his typeface FF Meta, the corporate font of Herman Miller, for the company magazine WHY: FF Meta was not designed with Herman Miller in mind, however. It was designed for the German Post Office … Continue reading

February 13, 2015
by Dan
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Typeface Mechanics with Tobias Frere-Jones

You know when Tobias Frere-Jones starts discussing the mechanics of typefaces you should pay attention. In the first post of a new series, he looks at the “overshoot”: Square shapes like H have a simple and stable relationship to the baseline and cap height. … Continue reading

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