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Font geeks, rejoice!

Article: Font geeks, rejoice!

FF Blur by legendary designer Neville Brody
MoMA has been on something of an acquisitions spree of late, following up their recent purchase of artist David Woknarowicz’s controversial “A Fire in My Belly” (that’s the video of ants crawling over Christ’s body that the Smithsonian took down after it ruffled some feathers in the Catholic League) with 23 digital typefaces for its Architecture and Design collection. Before this, Helvetica was the only font in the 30,000-piece collection, but it’s now joined by equally famous brethren like Verdana and Gotham as well as less common fonts like Walker, Template Gothic and even OCR-A, which is used only in bar codes.

Urbanized

Article: Urbanized

Filmmaker Gary Hustwit is at it again. After having created two fantastic films, Helvetica and Objectified, he’s now busy at work on Urbanized. His newest film “a feature-length documentary about the design of cities which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design, and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders,…

Font-clone wars

Article: Font-clone wars

This one’s for the typography nerds: In a follow-up to last year’s excellent short “Font Conference,” the loopy gang at College Humor gives us “Font Fight!,” a violence-filled showdown between two typeface gangs–one led by Helvetica, the other by Helvetica’s “shameless impostor,” Arial. The ending features a surprise cameo by perhaps the most evil font…