Deciphering Al Jazeera’s logo

Animation created by Jovan Cormac for Wikimedia Commons Al Jazeera has one of the most recognizable logos in the world. The plucky network began broadcasting in 1996 and has survived US bombings of their bureaus in both Kabul and Baghdad. President George W. Bush even...

‘Font’ versus ‘typeface’ (there’s a difference)

From the documentary “Helvetica,” by Gary Hustwit, ©2007 Swiss Dots Ltd. Until the late  mid 1980s, ‘font’ was a word that one never heard outside of the printing trades. When desktop computing made multiple typefaces available to the general public, ‘font’ entered...