Hidden in the vast majority of typefaces is one of the most well-known optical illusions in the world. Can you spot the illusion, and can you identify the famous illustration that demonstrates its power over human perception?
How many times a day would you say you check your smartphone? Be honest. For the average person, it’s 150 times a day. And most of those interactions happen in less than a second.
Presented with these two semantically identical statements, people will believe the top one more than the bottom one. Why is this? And what does it tell us about John Keats' famous dictum about beauty and truth?
No one seemed to notice him: A dark figure who often came to stand at the edge of London's Hammersmith Bridge on nights in 1916. No one seemed to notice, either, that during his visits he was dropping something into the River Thames. Something heavy.
The marketers for a typeface called "Dyslexie" claim the font can make reading "easy and enjoyable for people with dyslexia." The reasoning behind the font's design is intriguing. But before you get too excited — the scientific evidence supporting Dyslexie's usefulness is far from conclusive.
Dave Addey over at Typeset In The Future recently posted an astonishingly in-depth analysis of all the typography and text graphics in Alien - and if you've ever been intrigued by the world of Xenomorphs, it's an absolute must-read.
Long before ASCII appeared on the scene, artists started using typewriters to create inky landscapes, portraits, and other works of art. From 19th-century typographic illustrations to more modern works of graphic art, here is what typewriters are capable of producing beyond the written word.
While you may take for granted the basic pack of fonts that came with your word processing software, someone had to invent each and every one of those fonts. And while some common fonts were invented after the advent of the computer, others are centuries old.
Designer and typographer Marcus Reed used the animal kingdom as a source of inspiration as he created an alphabet made entirely of animals. They're some of the most whimsical portrayals of animals we've yet seen.
French design studio Kerozen has released a fantastically gross typeface inspired by human flesh – and all the wrinkles, hair, moles, pores and oil (and eyeballs?) that come with it.
Really enjoying these simple typographical tributes to science, created by Brazilian physics major Luciano, master of ceremonies over at likeaphysicist.
Not just the best science/sci-fi themed font (though it certainly is that, also); but the best font, full stop.
Riccardo Sabatini pays tribute to technical drawings and Transformers with Mekkanika, a font composed of illustrated machines. The only question is, are his letters really robots in disguise?
The National Institutes of Health estimate that one out of every five persons in the US suffers from dyslexia, a brain-based learning disability that can make it frustratingly difficult to read. One way people have tried combatting the symptoms of dyslexia is with fonts like Dyslexie (pictured here), which are…
Advertising agency H-57 Creative Station have worked a little letterpress magic to render characters from Star Wars with nothing more than typographical symbols. They're perfect for those times when you need a formal Vader-themed invitation. [via Neatorama]
Part optometrist's chart, part geek quiz and part typography nerd poster, this Sci-fi Eye Test features 36 letters pulled from the logos of games, comics and movie titles. We dare you to try and guess them all.
It's usually the first thing you see in a film — the title — and some filmmakers have elevated that moment to high-design art. And one enterprising lover of typography and cinema has created an online storehouse of the best.