Millitext is a "font" whose glyphs are just one pixel wide. But it's really a clever exploitation of how subpixels -- the individual red, green and blue lights of an LCD display -- are triggered by pixels of certain colors. For example, a magenta pixel triggers the red and blue subpixels, leaving the green one dark between them.
The result is as embedded above. Below is how the bitmap image would look like scaled up, on the wrong sort of screen—or simply as seen from a normal distance where the subpixels, as intended, appear to merge together.
Ugly Gerry is a typeface where each glyph is a conspicuously gerrymandered congressional district. The district boundaries are manipulated thus by incumbent politicians to arrange voters to their own party’s advantage. The result is that, unlike their opposition voters, every letter of the latin alphabet gets represented.
Helvetica Now is Monototype’s new typeface created for today’s screens.
Chobani’s new custom typeface heralded a headlong return to swirly 1970s type. It’s not just nostalgia. Blame high DPI displays, too! Today’s movement toward fonts reminiscent of the ’70s is partly a matter of advancing technology, Jen says: As phone and TV screens have improved, designers don’t have to worry as much about pixelation when […]
There are a lot of different language apps out there because nobody learns anything the same exact way – especially not something as complex as a new language. For some people, the best way is to dive in and start talking, but that’s easier said than done if you’re not around those natives you aspire […]
There’s movie merch and then there are artifacts – one-of-a-kind items for the true fans only. These 11 items definitely fall into the latter category. We’ve unearthed movie art, props and other fan touchstones from the major nerd franchises of the last 50 years. Gaze upon these Star Wars and Marvel collectibles and don’t worry. […]
No matter what kind of office you work at, there’s probably an Excel expert in it. And no wonder: Businesses are still discovering uses for one of Microsoft’s flagship software suites beyond just bare-bones spreadsheets. Make October the month you become invaluable at work by taking one of these boot camps in Excel and its […]