Fonts

August 15, 2010
(was 11.01.2009)

The Internet is a free flow of ideas where everyone can say whatever they want. But for all its splashy graphics and Flash animation, there's one thing that makes the Internet looks the same. Its name is Verdana. And it's a font. We'll talk with Matthew Carter, the designer of Verdana, the Internet font. Also, the creators of Obama's font, Gotham -- The font of Hope and Change.

  1. Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones on Obama's Font

    The style of type used by the Obama campaign is called Gotham and was designed by the team of Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones.

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  2. Nicholson Baker on the Kindle

    Novelist Nicholson Baker tells Anne Strainchamps that e-readers have some advantages over the printed book, but the Kindle isn't his favorite.

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  3. Matthew Carter on Verdana

    Matthew Carter designed Verdana, the internet font; Helvetica, the most ubiquitous font family in the world; and Bell Centennial, the phone book font.

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  4. Tracy Honn on the Silver Buckle Press

    Tracy Honn, director of the Silver Buckle Press in Madison, WI, takes TTBOOK's Charles Monroe-Kane and Caryl Owen on a tour of this working museum of letterpress printing.

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  5. Kitty Burns Florey on Handwriting

    Kitty Burns Florey is the author of "Script and Scribble: The Rise and Fall of Handwriting." She says handwriting is the original font and talks with Jim Fleming about practicing Palmer method.

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