The League of (Extraordinary) Movable Type

The League of Movable Type

I was exploring Explore GitHub when the title of Adam Stacoviak and Wynn Netherland‘s auditory offering, The Changelog Podcast, caught my eye. I saw, with great delight, that the guest of Episode 0.7.4 was Micah Rich from The League of Moveable Type speaking about open source typography.

Related Resources:

  • is a must-visit site for anyone fascinated with fonts.
  • Be sure to check out Lettercase, Micah’s minimalist font manager.
  • During the podcast, Micha mentioned that he was in awe of the work of Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones. Go to and you can certainly see why he’s impressed.

Fontastic Time Killer: Logoswipe

Thanks to a post from nedwin over at Hacker News, I could spend have spent hours playing with Logoswipe. I read the tagline: “You don’t need a logo, you need a type face,” and I was hooked.


If you really a few hours to while away, try this: make a logoswipe and look at the resulting URL, something like Change the number at the end. Type a lower number–for example, in this case  something like 1602–in its place and you’ll see logos that others have made. Fonterrific!



Enlightened Alphabet: Illuminated Letters

pic_04dd a little razzle-dazzle to your presentations while integrating technology. How? Use beautiful illuminated letters available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License and graciously hosted at Wikimedia Commons.

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Illuminated Manuscripts by John William Bradley