Know Your Type

The folks over at idsgn have started a new feature called Know Your Type, which briefly discusses how some of the most important fonts came to be. Obviously most of us have seen Helvetica, but what about DIN or Futura? Any idea? I certainly didn’t. They’re 5 fonts deep so far, and each one has been pretty intresting. Did you know that Futura was the first font on the moon? Pretty funny since Kubrick ended up using it for 2001. Be sure to check out the whole series so far, lots of great info.

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4 Comments Know Your Type

  1. d August 25, 2009 at 10:24 AM

    Moon landing: 1969

    2001 A Space Odyssey: 1968

  2. powkang August 25, 2009 at 3:09 PM

    futura is my favoritest typeface. i tend to use it in most/all of my projects in one way or another.

  3. billy August 25, 2009 at 9:18 PM

    bobby… as usual, thank you… futura was a key part of our logo re-design/re-branding… and thanks to you, i now know the why… thanks for the link

  4. Jason Ham August 31, 2009 at 8:48 PM

    oh man.. DIN used to own my life…

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