Typography

◯ is a supercut of all round counters found in Unicode typefaces. Composed first in the summer of 2011 and updated for this 2013 publication, ? presents these counters at 60pts and in Unicode order. The text begins with Basic Latin (0025), contains findings in the Private Use Area, and ends in the Variation Sectors Supp. Section (1F773).

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PublisherAna Maria Uribe1997
The component parts included here—four animated GIFs and an SWF—are not to be understood as independent works, but are to be combined in a browser to produce Ana Maria Uribe’s 1997 poem “Angeles en bandana (A Flock of Angels).” The poem arranges fifteen Garamond “T” characters in the form of an upside down triangle and animates them with out-of-sync bevels and inner glows. While this animation loops, so does a short piece of metallic-sounding audio titled “humhum.swf.” This and other Uribe anipoems are online thanks to Vispo. This title was included in Library Stack as part of the collection Open Font ...

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PublisherWeiyi Li2011
BIG AND USELESS and NOW are two projects based on the Inline Futura typeface drawn by Weiyi Li in 2011. This title was included in Library Stack as part of the collection Open Font License, by Bryce Wilner.

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PublisherDavid Bennewith2016
Brazil is a font motivated by a tag seen on the wall of an Amsterdam fondue café toilet in 2010.

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PublisherBryce Wilner2017
Counter is a font in one weight that assigns a number value to every keystroke in the order in which they appear on a U.S. Apple keyboard. Counter is available under Open Font License.

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Publisher2012
CIVIL WAR| HOLOCAUST|PHOTOGRAPHS BLOODY, SEVERED LIMBS PILED UP. BEAUTIFUL FOREST VIEWS, LIGHT CASCADING THROUGH THE FOLIAGE, BATHING THE SKULLS AND BONES HAPHAZARDLY SCATTERED ON THE GROUND. THE WHIPPED AND SCARRED BACK OF A BLACK SLAVE, SITTING DOWN LIKE RODIN’S THINKER. WOUNDED SOLDIERS, THEIR EXPOSED BONES MUSHROOMING WITH INFECTED, PROLIFERATING FLESH. LEVELED MAIN STREETS IN DESTROYED CITIES. POST-BATTLE LANDSCAPES WITH UNDEFINED HORSEMEN IN THE BACKGROUND, RIDING AMONG WASTED NATURE AND DEAD BODIES. THE CORPSES LAY WITH THEIR FEET BOOTLESS, THEIR ARMS AKIMBO, THEIR MOUTHS OPEN. WALT WHITMAN DESCRIBED PRISONERS OF THE CIVIL WAR: “CAN THOSE BE MEN—THOSE LITTLE LIVID BROWN, ASH ...

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PublisherMicrosoft2017
In late April, the Emirate of Dubai announced the release of its eponymous typeface, designed in conjunction with Microsoft and Monotype, which is both openly downloadable and bundled with Microsoft Office. A strikingly generic sans-serif built for some 23 languages, the typeface is designed to be easily read on any screen, at any size. It is marketed (in the dramatic language of too-serious PR campaigns) as simultaneously urban, global, ancient and modern: it aims to synthesize Dubai’s architectural futurism with heritage characters both Latin and Arabic. Like its namesake, the Dubai font wants to be anything for everyone — the ...

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PublisherBryce Wilner2017
Evening is a font in one weight loosely drawn from lettering in Ian Hamilton Finlay’s book Evening Will Come They Will Sew the Blue Sail (Edinburgh: Graeme Murray, 1991). Evening is available under Open Font License.

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PublisherBryce Wilner2017
Fälschungsershwerende Schrift is a font in one weight originally drawn by Karlgeorg Hoefer in 1978. This version is based on a specimen that was published with the essay “Fälschungsershwerende Schrift” by Benjamin Tiven.

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PublisherBryce Wilner
Favorite Book is a font in one weight available under Open Font License.

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PublisherBryce Wilner2016
Favorite Book is a font in one weight available under Open Font License.

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PublisherBryce Wilner2016
Favorite Song is a font in one weight available under Open Font License.

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PublisherBryce Wilner2014
Fontlab Font is a font in one weight drawn from the default, placeholder characters in Fontlab Studio 5. Fontlab Font is available under Open Font License.

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PublisherGNU2002
GNU FreeFont is a free family of scalable outline fonts, suitable for general use on computers and for desktop publishing. It is Unicode-encoded for compatibility with all modern operating systems. The fonts are ready to use, avalable in TrueType and OpenType formats. This title was included in Library Stack as part of the collection Open Font License, by Bryce Wilner.

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PublisherBryce Wilner2016
Half is a monospaced font in four weights available under Open Font License.

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PublisherHaskins Laboratories1970s–2008
The picture above is a display of the parameters used by the Haskins SineWave Synthesizer (SWS) in experiments that study the temporal aspects of speech. The horizontal axis shows time in milliseconds; the vertical axis shows frequency in Hz. The pattern is a graph of frequency and amplitude variations of three sinusoids. Height in the plane indicates frequency; the thickness of each tracing indicates amplitude. The properties of tonal analogs of speech vary over time. Accordingly, the tones rise and fall in frequency and amplitude in imitation of the frequency and amplitude variations of vocal resonances over the course of an utterance. Note ...

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ШєƖ⊂σṃє ʈσ ʈңє ďσẘ␤σαď ρα⅁є ғσΓ ʈңє Ĥ∪ṃαи 尺єαďαӸє Ƭƴρє ↁє√єƖσρєď ℁ ραΓʈ ℉ 〞尸Γσ₠§§㏌⅁〞 αиď ʈңє Ᏻ␄ңє ιи§ʈįʈ∪ʈє ⅂į♭ΓαΓƴ’§ 〞єиď(§) θғ Ƭңє ⅂į♭ΓαΓƴ єχңį♭įʈįσи Ƭңє Ĥ∪ṃαи 尺єαďαӸє Ƭƴρє ʪ α ғΓєє ďσẘ␤σαďαӸє αиď є℁ƴ ʈσ ㏌§ʈαƖƖ Ⱪєƴ♭σαΓď ρƖ㎍㏌ ғσΓ ᗰα⊏ ʈңαʈ ㏚σď∪₠§§ ң∪ṃαи-σ␤ƴ ΓєαďαӸє ʈєχʈ ℁ ƴσ∪ ʈƴρє․ ШσΓď§ ẘΓįʈʈєи ʈңʪ ẘαƴ αΓє įƖƖє⅁įӸє ʈσ α∪ʈσṃαʈį⊂ §єαΓ⊂ң ㏚σ₠§§є§ αиď ďαʈα ṃٱи㏌⅁ σρєΓαʈįσ觧․ ␟є įʈ ғσΓ ␙αįʪ˛ ẘє♭ρα⅁є§˛ ғα₠♭σσʞ ρσ§ʈ§˛ єʈ⊂․ ιʈ ʪ ΓєαďαӸє ♭ƴ ң∪ṃαи§ σи αƖṃσ§ʈ αиƴ ďį⅁įʈαƖ ďє√į₠ αиď ρƖαʈғσΓṃ Ƭңє ғįƖє ʪ θρєи Ƨσ∪Γ₠˛ αиď ∪ρďαʈє§ ẘįƖƖ ♭є ρσ§ʈєď ℁ ʈңєƴ σ⊂℆Γ.   ιЍƧƬ尺ΰ⊏ƬιθЍƧཿ ɭ․ ⊂Ɩį⊂ʞ ʈσ ↁσẘ␤σαď αиď §α√єƬңє ☡įρρєď ṃα⊂․θ§ ғιƖє ...

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IO
PublisherNate Pyper2017
IO is a font made using only two units: a straight line and a curved line. “All the capital letters of the alphabet may be written using several basic strokes, straight and curved, common to each letter,” said Bruno Munari. This title was included in Library Stack as part of the collection Open Font License, by Bryce Wilner.

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PublisherDavid Bennewith2016
Lincoln/MITRE fonts are studies of the typographic system designed by MIT Lincoln Laboratory for use in various displays on the early warning air defense computer network SAGE (1950s–1980s). This title was included in Library Stack as part of the collection Open Font License, by Bryce Wilner.

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PublisherBryce Wilner2017
Norm is a monospaced font in one weight available under Open Font License.

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PublisherEmil Kozole2015
Project Seen is a typeface that is concerned with privacy and the interception of our communications by the NSA. It automatically strikes through so called “spook words” as they are written. Try typing anywhere on this website. “Seen” is a font that has a preloaded set of sensitive “spook words” that the NSA and other agencies are using to scan through our documents. The typeface can be used in any popular software such as Illustrator, Indesign, Word or in a browser. It can be used normally to write text as any other font does, but once one of these trigger words is ...

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Rudy VanderLans is a graphic designer, type designer, and co-founder of Emigre, the type foundry and magazine he created with his wife Zuzana Licko. In the 1990s, Emigre Magazine became the place to read and discuss issues of graphic design, design criticism, and theory and gave a platform for some of the best design writers like Randy Nakamura, Mr. Keedy, Anne Burdick, and Kenneth FitzGerald. In this episode, Rudy and I talk about Emigre and his own relationship to graphic design and design theory, his interest in photography, and why the 1990s were such a golden era for design writing.

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Sara De Bondt is a designer, educator, and publisher. She runs her own independent design practice working with cultural clients and is the co-founder of Occasional Papers, a small publishing company focusing on publishing affordable books devoted to the histories of architecture, art, design, film, and literature. The Walker Art Center called Sara “the epitome of a cultural designer, combining a love of contemporary typography with a deep investigation into the history of graphic design. Through her design practice, which consists of client-based work, designing and editing books, and curating conferences, she is consistently contributing to the critical discourse.” In ...

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Newly published by ROMA Publications in a yearly format, this inaugural issue of The Serving Library Annual is realised in collaboration with Public Fiction, a journal and exhibition-maker based in Los Angeles. Public Fiction’s next project, which runs broadly concurrent to this new Annual’s lifespan, is named The Conscientious Objector — a multifaceted endeavour commissioned by West Hollywood City Council that unfurls in parts from September 2017 to April 2018. These bulletins have been conceived as one part: they deal with acts of civil disobedience and other forms of resistance, particularly in view of the relationship between entertainment and power. Contributors ...

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