Type/language/publishing geeking links

In honor of my first day of full-time self-employment (as it were), I present a barrage of links that will interest a certain like-minded subset of readers.

Fonts.com’s For Your Typographic Information:

Type Trading Cards (gotta catch ’em all!):

Helvetica (a film about typography, screening, incidentally, at MassArt at 7pm on April 11, sayeth ):

Type 1 fonts for TeX use:
CTAN directory: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/amsfonts/ps-type1/
AMS: http://www.ams.org/tex/type1-fonts.html

Fontifier: Your own handwriting as a TrueType font for just $9 (yes, I got one and so did ):

Lorem Ipsum (all true typesetting geeks know that this refers to randomized pseudo-Latin filler text) randomizing generator:

Free online graph paper PDFs:

Glossary of bookbinding terms:

Non-typographical, but useful: Converting a photo to a “painting” in Photoshop:

Non-publishing-related, but language-geekful: the Speech Accent Archive

Bookbuilders of Boston’s list of production-related publishing jobs in the greater Boston area:

… And now, to send out a shul e-mail and hit the showers. :-D


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