There are many articles about nice monospace typefaces, but Programming Fonts lets you see all the good ones live on-screen—and how your work looks in it. I'm a big fan of APL385, with a truly ancient pedigree, whose eccentricities land perfectly at the needs of the moment: high-dpi fixed-width legibility that's fun without drowning in nostalgia for old displays and their stupid pixels.
Atkinson Hyperlegible was modified from Helvetica style san-serif fonts, but with a few tweaks to make similar letters appear different. For instance, the capital I has serifs to help readers distinguish it from a lowercase L, a numeral 1, or an exclamation point! As someone with significant vision loss from a detached retina, I found… READ THE REST
Ed Benguiat's 600+ typefaces are so ubiquitous that you've probably read text set in them thousands of times. Highlights include Tiffany, Bookman, Panache, Edwardian Script, and of course Benguiat, best known to younger readers as the Stranger Things font. It took him a year and a half of hand-drawing to create his namesake font before… READ THE REST
Dave Addey is author of Typeset in the Future: Typography and Design in Science Fiction Movies, a book exploring the typography of films like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner, WALL-E, and other classics. In an excerpt on his site, Addey studies the typography of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. From Typeset in the Future:… READ THE REST
Admit it…there's really nothing too good for your dog, right? You pamper and coddle and let them get away with stuff that no human could ever get away with, including your own kids. Don't worry. We're not gonna rat you out. We do it too. In that spirit, here are 10 little treats to help… READ THE REST
Every week, great stuff comes flying past your eyeballs courtesy of the Boing Boing Store. And every week, there's just too darn much of it to keep track of before you start missing cool items. Items you'd probably wanna get if you hadn't…you know…missed it. That's a tragedy we can't abide. As a public service,… READ THE REST
Which part of working from home has already been chafing on your very last nerve? Many of us are going through it, so we know there's something. Maybe it's the constant interruption of family or roommates. Maybe it's not having access to all the resources you usually have back at the office. Or maybe it's… READ THE REST