Digital Bodleian

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The Bodleian library has brought together their numerous collections int one online catalog, and has standardized the metadata so all the collections may be searched simultaneously. To digitize this repository they have  scanned over 25,314 metres, (or meters to a Yankee like myself)  of archives and manuscripts. All of the 11,000,000+ printed pages of illustration, maps and manuscripts are available online in all of […]

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Vegetable Calligraphy – via Ian Bernard

Ian Bernard is a type designer and custom letterer that I learned about via my Facebook  feed. In this video he demonstrates how it is not the tools that we use as designers that make good work but the skills we posses.

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Work Sans

Free Font Friday – Work Sans

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Work Sans extra bold detail

“Work Sans” is a modern grotesque font in ten weights. It was designed primarily for the web, with simplified features and oversized diacritic marks and punctuation.

Wei Huang designed Work Sans in 2014 and published it on github under the SIL Open Font License V. 1.1. He implemented the very cool webfont sample weight slider on the Work Sans page here, plus the  displays as a hedgehog,  and who doesn’t like hedgehogs?

Download Work Sans v1.31 (10 weights)

Work Sans is a typeface based loosely on early Grotesques. The core of the fonts are optimised for on-screen medium-sized text usage (14px-48px) – but still can be used in print well.

Source: Work Sans