Andy Chung

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My friend Andy Chung, a designer who interned for me at MacNeil last year, just graduated college from Emily Carr and finished up his new portfolio site! For his graduation project, Andy designed a typeface called Neighborhood, that he published on his site as a free download… and it has been going crazy on the internet! The typeface has ended up on all the major design sites and it’s rad to see Andy getting all the links! Neighborhood is extremely complete, really well done, and it’s definitely worth a download. I love all of his other projects and I’m especially into the whole menu system on his site.

Check out more of Andy’s work after the jump – READ MORE

What The Font

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Ever get int a situation where you see a font you are into, but have no idea what it is? This happens to me on a daily basis, so I was super stoked to come across this iPhone app. It’s an extension of What The Font, the web based app, but they way it works, is you take a photo with your iPhone of the sign or photo or whatever it is has the font you are into, run it through the What The Font app and you’ll get a list of possible options of what that font could be! I have tried it a few times and it’s been pretty good… A few fonts didn’t register, but if you are into design and have an iPhone, this is a must! The best part about it is it’s free.

Check it all out here and if you don’t have an iPhone, check out their web based version!

Monocle Fonts

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The Font Feed comes through with another good post. This time it’s about the fonts used in Monocle magazine. Plantin and Helvetica are the fonts in discussion and as a lot of people know, Moncole is one of Defgrip’s favorite magazines, so you know we are psyched on this article.

Check it out here.

Font or Typeface

I’ve had this conversation many times with my friends and for everyone that is into design and type, this is a great blog entry to check out. It talks about the use of the word typeface vs. the word font and definitely puts a good explanation out there.

“When you talk about how much you like a tune, you don’t say: “That’s a great MP3”; you say: “That’s a great song”. An MP3 is the delivery mechanism, not the creative work, just as a font is the delivery mechanism, and a typeface is the creative work.”

Check out the post on the Font Shop Blog.