February 02, 2009

Typographic density & more

  • Density:
    • The groovy Wordle is “a toy for generating ‘word clouds’ from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.” So go rock it! [Via]
    • 389 Years Ago charts African American history.
    • Missed Connections turns Craigslist notices into attractive maps. [Via]
    • This year’s Grammy Awards feature a typographical portrait of Thom Yorke. [Via]
  • Double Buttcheek Score: Scrabble-inspired pillows are among 15 typography-based objects. See also the
    Scrabble keyboard. [Via Bryan O’Neil Hughes]
  • Jen Renninger brings the feel of old-school flash cards to her Modern Design deck.
  • Authentic Ink is a drippin’ good old fraktur font.
  • Hand-made fonts beg to be touched. [Update: Reader Hanford Lemoore reports getting malware notices with the link, so I’ve removed it from the main text.  I’m not seeing any problems (at least via Mac browsers), so here’s the active link if you still want to click it.]
Posted by John Nack at 12:26 PM on February 02, 2009

Comments

  • Chris Koerner — 6:52 PM on February 04, 2009

    Wordle is a great little app. The best part is that if you print to pdf it’s all vector. I played around with a Wordle made from Obama’s inauguration speech in Illustrator and came up with a nice poster.
    http://clkoerner.com/2009/01/20/obama-wordle/
    [Very cool, Chris. I continue to pine for the ability to place interactive objects like this onto the Photoshop canvas & play with their parameters. But that’s a whole other conversation/rabbit hole. –J.]

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