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To most Friday 28th was Black Friday, but for Font Fanatics it meant a Typography edition of the Friday Lates at the V&A: What the Font!? After I had booked the day off and braved starting my Christmas shopping (without realising it was Black Friday – stupid move) Jack & I headed to the V&A for some culture… After the day I’d had, I thought the Stressed/Desserts installation by Netta Peltola was quite fitting! There...

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Sure, Graphic Designers are geeky about fonts and typography but there are a handful of fonts that just about everyone in the world will know about… The ‘one that you use in Microsoft Word’ font: Times New Roman 2. The ‘ultimate designer’ font: Helvetica and 3. The ‘fun and bouncy’ font: Comic Sans. If you bring Comic Sans into conversation with a Graphic Designer, its about 90% likely that they will shudder or cringe. Like...

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I bought ‘Popular Lies* About Graphic Design’ by Craig Ward a while back now. I hadn’t got around to reading it due to so much happening at Uni but seeing it in one of my tutor’s offices the other week reminded me about it. It might be small in size, but not in content! Craig has used type as image to create dynamic spreads with great impact: ‘The truth can be hard to see’ The...

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