I have friends who are type fanatics, who lovingly talk about the beauty of a bowl on a B or the arc of the descender in a lowercase g. Beautiful stuff.
In looking through material that can help us think about the good things happening in typography right now, I collected these. Lots more...let me know if you have recommendations.
1 -- Steven Heller is the dean of designers, a real treasure. His quicktakes on type and design are full of insight and new ways to see. He's also the author of some gorgeous books on design.
2 -- Wow. Esquire has reinvented the magazine cover. The punch and power of a front cover with information reinvented as design is amazing stuff. Look at these:
3 -- Though I don't think it a great idea to buy a Ford F150 right now unless they up the gas mileage and lower the emissions, I do admire the voice (Denis Leary) and tone, and the energy of these smart spots from Team Detroit. Good stuff, guys.
4 -- Go look at this. Henderson Bromstead Art is typgography as art...posters, logos, brand stories, social issues. even a beautiful process poster. Very nice.