Monday, August 23, 2004
The seemingly defunct magazine U&lc - Upper & Lower Case published by the type foundry, ITC, maintains a life online. This series of articles is about the past and present of each letter in the English Alphabet. Typographers and type setters are often such zealots that their knowledge of the printed letter can often be overwhelming and embarrassing to even the most experienced designers. Be less embarrassed and read these concise and informative articles. Despite the zeal for type design, the folks at ITC look like they really haven't embraced the Internet as they haven't changed their web site since the late ninties when they first shifted the magazine's format from print to HTML. The site itself looks like an ode to dial-up sites, and has an oddly amateur feel to it. Still, it's worth the trip to enjoy the well organized and well written articles.