Today is a type-inspired day.

/ Sep 14, 2009 /
First, we have the opening titles from Typophiles , Handcrafted with love by Brigham Young University (BYU) design students and faculty, for Typophile Film Fest 5. A visual typographic feast about the five senses, and how they contribute to and enhance our creativity. Everything in the film is real—no computer generated (CG) effects! My favorite part is at about 1:38 and honestly the entire thing is just amazing.

Typophile Film Festival 5 Opening Titles from Brent Barson on Vimeo.

Next, we have something pretty neat. It is (supposedly) the first ever subpixel typeface. Created by type designer and student, Miha, on the typophile blog. I've not yet found a website for Miha, but as soon as I do, I will gladly list it here. As for now, here's their typophile blog.

"It has x-height of 3 pixels, it is italic, inspired by old masters and most important – made by hand. You must not look too closely, because colors get visible. It’s work in progress. Here:

I use Photoshop – when you see one pixel enlarged, you can control just its one color. But if you were watching physical pixel very closely (with microscope) you could find its three subpixels were changing. This thing is possible because of hardware. Specifically, this works only on LCD screens.

When you mix a color for one pixel, you use three sliders: each slider is actually for one subpixel. The tricky part is that you have to imagine color components, because full pixel colors which are displayed are confusing.
(Read about it on Wikipedia and here.)

I was thinking more why I started italic and not roman. I think because of all beautiful color patterns at 1600%. Also a little suprising fact, maybe: in all lowercase letters there are only three gray pixels (and all three are in “z”)! Else are colors. Evenmore: in italic, there are no spaces between letters visible at 1600%."


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