For fans of design and print, I Love Typography is a delightful, must-read blog.
"As I child," writes John Boardly, "I always wondered why the teacher asked us to draw the letter a as an o with a tail, when, in my books, the a's had an extra bit at the top." And so, as an adult, John Boardly publishes a blog called I Love Typography. Written by Boardly and a number of contributing design professionals, I Love Typography is rich with history, fascinating trivia, and visually striking images of fonts. While Boardly is deeply knowledgeable about the nuances of typography, he aims to make his blog accessible to anyone with a passing interest in the topic and writes in a jargon-free, engaging manner. Newbies can start with the New to Type? series, which helpfully breaks down typography basics and terminology. However, any reader - not just design experts - can also appreciate articles like Boardly's examination of the hidden history of fifteenth-century women typographers or designer Kristyan Sarkis's explanation of how he created a new Arabic type system, Greta Arabic.
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