It's quite a story. A legendary typeface, a nasty business feud, and a modern Indiana Jones determined to discover a typographical treasure.
Blog posts in June 2015
The history of dingbats is as old as the printing press. A typesetting solution to esthetic concerns and ornamental augments, dingbats provide type characters that create framing, add punctuation, manage empty space and provide embellishments to complement and organize blocks of text. With the advent of computerized typesetting, you may have a selection of dingbats in the form of fonts (also known as pi fonts) that are available for use in various publishing programs. The tradition of these ornamental symbols is so rich and vital to typography that some type foundries still cast symbols for letterpress printers.
It's that time again! Time to take a look at some of the best free fonts of the week. This time we're going to be showcasing brand new fonts from designers you may not have heard of yet.
Dominique Dalla has her doctorate in tactile typography and currently works as the digital media course convenor for the Queensland College of Art at Griffith University on the Gold Coast.