Type on Screen – Choosing and using it well, by Dan Rhatigan

Happy new year to all of you! To kick-off the new year, I want to share a video with you, which I just find excellent. My English colleague Dan Rhatigan gave this presentation at Future of Web Design 2011 in [...]

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Displaying digital type (part 3 of 5): Hinting

The development of digital font formats included a technology that enabled the font maker to improve the display of type on low resolution Media. This technology is called hinting. In reference to the „allegory of the cave“ hinting means: you [...]

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Displaying Digital Fonts (Part 2 of 5): Rendering

You can read the first post here. If a display is representing the caves wall, the raterizer can be understood as the source of light that projects the shadow of a type face onto the caves wall. Rasterizers are software [...]


Displaying Digital Fonts (Part 1 of 5)

In the Analogy of the Cave, by the ancient philosopher Plato, humans cannot directly see “real” things. Everything happening around them occurs behind their backs, projected onto a wall by a light that is even further behind them. These people [...]