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The Bechdel Test

  If you haven’t read Alison Bechdel’s work, you will find a smart, feminist cartoonist who isn’t afraid to share her personal story in the name of art. I didn’t know about her work as a comic strip artist until after I came across (and absolutely enjoyed) her comic drama, Are You My Mother. In her comic strip, […]

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Sweden has a national typeface

  This Sunday I heard a story on NPR’s Weekend Edition about Sweden Sans, a newly designed national typeface for Sweden—thec country—by the offices of Soderhavet. Towards the end of the segment, Ari Shapiro notes: Some people might argue that Sweden already has an unofficial typeface — Ikea is a massive Swedish brand with global reach and […]

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ReBlog Monday: Classic Fonts via Dog Breeds

    My former student Angelica loves typography and she loves dogs. Her own project married dog breeds to personality test results in an interactive quiz. This weekend she sent me this gem of a find: Classic Fonts. I think Courier is totally “spot” on (pun intended). I’m not crazy about Bodoni, though. I think […]

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