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Classifications are can be useful

This text was a rough draft for this article, please read on over there.
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De Luc-Truc by Lucas de Groot

The Luc-trick – a new sketching technique for everyone The Luc-trick allows you to transfer a copied image to another surface. In the process of photocopying (xerographic image transfer) the reflected light of the original renders a light-sensitive “master” partially statically charged. On these areas the powder (toner) is attracted and then transferred onto a sheet […]
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Where do you want to drive?

I love this quote by John Hudson which just popped up in a discussion about type classifications: Tinkering with the wheel alignment of a car that might turn out not to have an engine seems pointless, especially if you haven’t even decided where it is to which you wish to drive. This actually fits all […]
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New column: Ask Indra

I’m trying to help with type questions as much as time allows me – via email, on typophile or elsewhere. So why not share some on here too? “When licensing fonts do you usually buy a whole family, or just select weights? I’m thinking especially in the case of some ••• supermegadeluxx families, I just […]
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Sometimes less really is less

So one of the results of my two days web-interlude with the genius Florian Hardwig is a site that looks more basic every day. Not that this wordpress-theme got any simpler or managable, the only thing I’m capable of is removing stuff it seems. Although I’m not happy with the general design and admin, I […]
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Wo bleibt eigentlich Font-Shopping Teil 3?

Tja, der Beitrag liegt immer noch hier rum. Und ich hätte auch gerne noch ein paar Dinge anmerken wollen zu Einkaufswagenerlebnissen, Schriftmustern, Testworten, Rechnungsstellung und Auslieferung. Aber gerade zum Thema Distribution habe ich mich neulich auf Twitter wohl etwas zu weit aus dem Fenster gelehnt, so dass ich von einigen Seiten was auf die Backe […]
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Font-Shopping Continues

In case someone actually still wants to buy fonts this year I better hurry up with my report. Alright, what more did I buy? . Okay Type: They (Jackson and his cat) have some really super fonts in the making, but only Alright Sans is ready for licensing yet. I had kept track of this interesting […]
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Font Shopping (Part I)

Last week I found myself faced with the rare and luxurious task to spend quite some money, quickly, and on something typography related. I guess I’m not alone with this end-of-year-business-expence problem, so instead of a list with cool things in type 2010 I want to share my shopping experiences here. As kind of a […]
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Typography ≠ lettering ≠ writing

Typography can look like lettering (Liza Pro, fancy opentype faces) but it’s not. It can even look like writing (formal scripts or handwriting fonts like FF Mister K), with the major parts of the letter or whole words formed of one stroke. In the same way lettering can look like typography (rub-down letters, fine rendering) […]
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The tab, scroll and swipe of the book designer

Not only Ruder but also reading Hochuli is very recommendable. I think I am a scroll person.
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