TYPOGRAPHICA.

Thanks to a comment by pf on an earlier entry, I have discovered Typographica, a typography blog—or, as they describe it, “a journal of typography featuring news, observations, and open commentary on fonts and typographic design.” It’s edited by Stephen Coles and Joshua Lurie-Terrell and has been around since May 2002; one of the first entries (by Lurie-Terrell) would have been equally at home here at LH:

There Are 10’s of Thousand’s of Way’s to Apostrophisize
Why does the New York Times use 80’s and 90’s (for example) as shorthand for referring to decades/eras? They aren’t possessives, but rather contractions of 1980s, 1990s, etc. Most journalistic and typographic stylebooks suggest using ’80s and ’90s — makes sense to me. What’s the deal? I wrote the paper to ask but no response.

(Except that I would have italicized New York Times.) The only downside I can see to reading it is that their book reviews are going to tempt me to further overload my poor groaning shelves.

Comments

  1. Link shamelessly swiped from the sidebar at exempli gratia, which is by the way a fine new-ish blog I’ve been reading for a month or so.

  2. dungbeattle says:

    Sententia; minimus dare: no Known antecedants.

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