Call of Duty Black Ops 2

New Call of Duty Title Confirmed: Black Ops 2

One of the most known PC game titles, Call of Duty franchise has millions of loyal fans. Just today a new title in the series has been “confirmed”, and it’s a long-awaited sequel to Black Ops. The game will hit the stores on November 13, 2012, and along with PC …

Michael McFaul

How Helvetica Almost Caused an International Incident

Parody accounts on Twitter are no surprise. People frequently create them, and quite often it’s funny, at least for awhile. Twitter is fine with parody accounts, as long as they are funny and obvious. This one however wasn’t. One such case happened a few days ago after the Russian presidential election, where …

Typotheque Fonts

What Are Font Foundries?

Type foundry or font foundry is a company or an individual that designs and distributes different typefaces. Originally, type foundries manufactured and sold metal and wood typefaces and matrices for line-casting machines like the Linotype and Monotype machines designed to be printed on letterpress printers. T oday’s digital type foundries accumulate …

Truetype & Opentype

OpenType vs. TrueType Fonts

This article will explain the basic differences between OpenType and TrueType fonts. TrueType TrueType is an outline font standard originally developed by Apple Computer in the late 1980s as a competitor to Adobe’s Type 1 fonts used in PostScript. TrueType has become the most common format for fonts on both …

Unicode Dingbats Chart

You can learn more about different typefaces in my related article. I’ve mentioned dingbats there and provided a few examples, but here’s a table with many more characters you can copy/paste and use where you like. Enjoy!   0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D …

Fonts

Font Trends and Uses on Websites

Embedding fancy and creative fonts with websites has changed into a trend, certainly among artistically-inclined site owners. However, search engines’ inability you just read these fonts make these useless for webmasters who prioritize search engine rankings over online site aesthetics. That’s so why most successful online businesses choose to use …

Serif Fonts

Types of Typefaces: Serif, Sans-Serif and more

Serif In typography, serifs are semi-structural details on the ends of some of the strokes that make up letters and symbols. A typeface with serifs is called a serif typeface (or serifed typeface). A typeface without serifs is called sans serif or sans-serif, from the French sans, meaning “without”. Some typography sources …