If you make it to Sophienstraße, be sure to make a pit stop at bakery Die Bäckerei & Konditorei Balzer.
Back slanted type, always good.
Not sure who’s stealing the show, but we’re biased anyway as we’re a sucker for back slanted type. Spotted this poster at the great Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008 exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, New York. On show until mid March 2016.
The poster is printed by The Strobridge Lithographing Company, in service 1878-1939. There’re are lots of others samples visible online. Some are available offline too, but prices vary. A few years ago some are also bundled into a book.
Specific Font Serving
For Google Web Fonts we’ve been thinking if we could tackle certain problems related to online typography. As a result, we developed the concept ‘specific font serving’. This makes web fonts completely responsive to medium and design – solving multiple issues at once. Amongst other features and in no particular order, it could speed up downloads, reduce bandwidth, deal with optical sizes and eliminate the variety of how thin or thick a single font looks from screen to screen.
We’re delighted to see that Google’s type team immediately updated their font library after our consult. At their conference ‘Google I/O 2011’, the team presented that some of the suggestions we made had implemented already.
Actium on skin
To cheat or not to cheat
Subject: Re: Questions for use Actium
Date: 12/13/10 6:09 PM
Unfortunately, you’re right. Last week we decided which fonts to pick and even though I plead for your typeface, it wasn’t picked.
My professor said that your typeface is too similar to the “scala–syntax-world” and quotes it too much (also Kievit, The Sans). Besides that, she doesn’t think that it will work fine in charts and lists, which the university calendar mainly is. Kind of sad, because I think with all the OpenType functions it could have looked very appealing.
It’s like with a girl I met once. After weeks of hanging out together, we realised that we were into each other. But she wanted to stick with her boyfriend at that time, so I will now forever wonder if it would have worked out between us. In this scenario I’m the university calendar, your font is the girl and her boyfriend is my professor.
Anyway, like the girl I will always love your font and hopefully will buy it someday. Maybe there will be a good use for other projects the next semesters.