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Amazing idea, a Font, a Projector and a Camera.
Tobias Battenberg set out on the dark streets of Cologne, Germany with an exciting idea. The fantastic images he created...

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What's the right typeface for text?
by Before&After
For text that's smooth, clear and readable, the operative word is medium.

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Evolution of the QWERTY Keyboard
by John H. Lienhard
By the late 1800's keyboards had settled on the so-called QWERTY system. Q, W, E, R, T, and Y - QWERTY - are still the first six.

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Type Families
by Allan Haley
We take it for granted that typeface families help us organize our type libraries and create documents with consistent type styles, but, in fact, the concept of type families...

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