The NY Times moves to Cheltenham for all headlines, replacing “the mix of faces that has been featured on page one beginning as early as the late 1800’s and which has remained unchanged since 1976.” (Thanks to Chris for the news; let me take this opportunity to pass on, with regret, the news that his blog Polyglut is resigning from the linguablog community and will concentrate on “issues touching politics and religion, especially their intersection.”)

Also, in Cheshire Dave‘s Behind the Typeface series: the story of Cooper Black. (A movie; Flash required, and make sure your sound is on.) Via Planned Obsolescence.

Addendum. You can see a side-by-side comparison of the Times typefaces here. (Via More than you can stick a shake at.)


  1. The flash movie is really fun – very well made (in the style of VH1’s “Behind the Music” TV series).

  2. Isn’t it? I’m glad there are people willing to put so much time and effort into being silly and informative at the same time.

  3. I like your blog very much!

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