Archive of: typography
Noto is a collaboration between Monotype and Google to create a typeface covering over 100 writing systems and more than 800 languages.
The brief, “No more tofu”, tofu being the nickname for the blank boxes that you see when a computer lacks support for a particular character. So that’s a thing I learned today.
There are some characters you can only see on stones. If you don’t move them to the web, over time those stones will become sand and we’ll never be able to recover those drawings or that writing.
I love this kind of project, that touches on communication, history, society, and preserving the past.
Too many people think graphic design is not a specialty, but something anyone can do, because the tools to make decent-looking Web pages, newsletters, books, and the like are readily available. But design isn’t putting stuff on a page. It’s about solving visual problems through an iterative process of decisionmaking, which may involve consultation, or may happen in private. If you can’t master that process, you can’t work in the field.
Glenn Fleishman on Yahoo’s logo redesign.