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Amazing site dedicated to FINDING HE-MAN.

Who is He-Man?
Millions of years before God created dinosaurs, he created He-Men. Born from contact between a lightning bolt and a volcano, He-Men ruled the Earth alone in their perfect race of seemingly indestructible quasi-humans. From this point on, until now, He-Men have slowly become more and more extinct, until, as it is in present day, there is but one He-Man left: He-Man himself, the former ruler of the entire He-Man race. He roams the streets of lower Manhattan, barreling through parks, avenues, and railroad stations. He needs neither clothes nor shoes, but reluctantly wears them in an attempt to woo the gaze of the human female. With the body density of a black hole and the ability to smell emotion, he watches all, protecting us from the future apocalypse of which he will be the only survivor. This is He-Man.”

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Typophile Film Festival 4 Opening Titles
created by BYU Graphic Design Students & Faculty

René Albert Chalet is the typographic (and fashion) genius behind hit self titled typeface. House Industries (foundry who released chalet) considers him “he most underappreciated yet arguably greatest typeface designers in history.”

Although he never fully received the recognition he deserved, René Chalet was better known in fashion circles for his contributions to developing the prêt-à-porter clothing market of the 1960s and ’70s. His bold departure from the Haute Couture establishment helped to build the commercial model around which the present fashion industry is structured. In fact, the Swiss-born designer embodied the very same daring and adventuresome attitudes he brought into vogue during those explosive decades.(house ind)

Chalet
serif: none
Usage: Chalet felt this typeface was good for display. Functional type, with flair.
characteristics: geometrical and humanist. There are many variations of each letterform. for example there is a single and two storey a.

René’s work has not been resurrected from the pages of fashion history simply for empty nostalgic reflection. With the release of the CHALET type collection, House Industries hopes to finally bring recognition to the fashion and font legacy of René Albert Chalet.(house ind)

(note: René Albert Chalet only exists in the minds of those at House Industries he was created to help market the typeface.)

ridiculous…

Futurama is coming back! finally, Im tired of the same episodes on adult swim.

and Futurama: Bender’s Big Score direct to dvd movie!!!

Typographical character used to refer to a particular section of a document. it is often used along with a pilcrow ¶ .

§§ reads as “sections”

The sign came from a double stroked S. Scribes often double stroked a letter in place of the more modern bold weighted characters.

usages:
If the asterisk and daggers have been used, the § can be used in footnotes.
Type specimen in animals.

mac osx alt+6
win alt+0167 or alt+21

um…

CREATE A TRANSLATION CONTEST
comment on this post with a tagline for each or one of the 2 bags.

ill pick a winner whenever.

(Thanks Danielle)


Just got the new Mario this weekend. The game is ridiculous.

Super Mario Galaxy

Frere-jones designed Interstane from 1993-4. He used the familiarity of the highway signs to create a very legible sans serif. This family includes 40 fonts in 3 widths and 7 weights.

Interstate
Serif: sans
Classifications: neo-grotesque.
Characteristics: terminals of the ascenders and descenders are cut at a 45 degree angle, open counters, curved strokes have a terminal at 45 from the baseline.
Usage: the legibility and amount of weights/styles of this font make it a good choice for display or text.

Frere-Jones designed this while at Font Bureau. He currently works with Johnathan Hoefler at their type foundry, Hoefler & Frere-Jones.

The dagger, or obelus or obelos (greek for Roasting split), or obelisk. A varient of the dagger is the double dagger ‡ , is also called a diesis or Cross of Lorraine.

The dagger was first used in books for the Roman Catholic Church as a marker for a minor pause in a psalm, the major pauses was parked by an asterisk.

More recently, the Dagger is used to indicate a footnote. a superscript number can be included with the dagger if multiple things are footnoted on a page. Being that the dagger resembles a Christian cross, in Christian areas it is printed to represent someone who has passed away.

In taxonomic nomenclature, the dagger symbol is used to denote extinct taxa.

The London Underground uses it to represent “points to remember”


Dagger and double-dagger symbols in a variety of fonts, showing the differences between stylized and non-stylized characters