Typography is more than just font design.
It affects informational readability — and at times, credibility. It’s contributed terms to our language. And sometimes, there are stories of intrigue hidden in its past.
Linguist Daniel Midgley is the font of all knowledge on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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Promo with Kylie Sturgess
Alex Poole: Which Are More Legible: Serif or Sans Serif Typefaces?
12 words you need to ban from your vocabulary to be a better ally
UMD Study Concludes Parents Mixing Languages has No Impact on Children’s Language Development
Hermann Zapf: “Typography is two-dimensional architecture…”
Video: “The Art of Hermann Zapf”, made for Hallmark Cards circa 1967.
Daniel’s Page of Fontery
Straight Dope: What’s the origin of the expression “mind your P’s and Q’s”?
What is the origin of the terms “upper case” and “lower case” for capital and small letters?
Wikipedia: Letter case
What’s The Difference Between A Font And A Typeface?
10 typography terms that every designer needs to know
Lost typeface printing blocks found in river Thames
The Gorgeous Typeface That Drove Men Mad and Sparked a 100-Year Mystery
The Doves Type™ revival
Doves Type specimen sheet (PDF)
How Typefaces Influence Perception and Persuasion
Errol Morris: How Typography Shapes Our Perception Of Truth
Are Some Fonts More Believable Than Others?
Errol Morris: Hear, All Ye People; Hearken, O Earth (Part 1)
How typeface influences the way we read and think
When Typography Speaks Louder Than Words
5 Psychology Studies That Tell Us How People Perceive Visual Information
CERN scientists inexplicably present Higgs boson findings in Comic Sans
Yuccie: The hipster is dead, and you might not like who comes next
Wikipedia: Autological words are words whose form have something to do with what the word means.
How to Pronounce Boustrophedon (wrongly)
@talkrtr @benainslie @RTRFM Here’s a disturbing “typeface based on the grasping limbs of submarine creatures”: https://t.co/mPsY4RUOXd
— Darin Flynn (@darin_flynn) June 15, 2015
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