History of Japanese Blood Typing

History of Japanese Blood Typing

April 29, 2013

This infographic looks at the history of Japanese blood typing which was first identified by Karl Landsteiner back in 1900. Blood typing research started becoming popular in Japan in 1927 when Takeju Furukawa published “The Study of Temperament Through Blood Type.” Check out this infographic for more information on blood typing and the four blood […]

Roboto Meet Helvetica

Roboto Meet Helvetica

April 5, 2013

Here is a compare/contrast image overlaying Android’s Roboto type and the ubiquitous Helvetica. Source

sins-typography

Sins Of Typography

January 7, 2013

Before we all started using computers to do our typesetting, there were professional typesetters who knew a lot about type and some rules for setting it appropriately. Much of this information is taught in typography courses at colleges and universities. As I taught students in my own typography class, I felt the need to have […]

Why Should You Care About Typography?

Why Should You Care About Typography?

December 12, 2012

I have a confession to make. There was a time, many years ago, where I thought that typography was fashion by another name. I didn’t really appreciate how different typefaces function, and how the discipline evolved over time, under pressure from aesthetics and technology. And it makes me particularly red-faced to remember that I once […]