Digital type wizard Erik van Blokland just posted a facsimile of LettError Magazine, published on MetaDesign’s color copier in 1989. It’s packed with dawn-of-digital nostalgia and the Dutch twins’ playful humor. There’s even a nice quick critique of the Bezier curve. The cover of FontShop’s recently published Font 007 has an uncanny, but unintentional similarity.
In other LettError news, Erik has revived a FontFont classic, FF Trixie, with enhanced detail, new features, and a dramatic trailer accompanied by Just’s guitar.
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Typographica is a review of typefaces and type books, with occasional commentary on fonts and typographic design. Edited by Stephen Coles, also of Fonts In Use and The Mid-Century Modernist.
Founded in 2002 by Joshua Lurie-Terrell. Relaunched in 2009 by Coles and Chris Hamamoto.
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Fonts In Use
Type at work in the real world.
The Anatomy of Type
A book about the finer details of typefaces.
Lettering on vintage cars, appliances, and other objects.
Fleurs Coiffeur Liqueur
Lettering on storefronts.