Why Memes Use the Same Font

No matter how diverse their images or messages may be, internet memes are bound by one common thread: their font. That bold, white lettering is actually a typeface called Impact, and was released in 1965 by designer Geoff Lee. After becoming a “core font for the web” and securing a spot in Microsoft Paint, it reached international meme-dom when an explosive “I can haz cheezburger?” …

Einstein’s Handwriting is Now a Font

Albert Einstein’s genius manifested itself not only through his theories in modern physics, but his handwriting too. His signature penmanship blended elements of both Latin and Kurrent—an old form of cursive based off of medieval times—to form a unique style that was “very disciplined and extremely playful.” Now anyone can access the famous physicist’s handwriting thanks to a Kickstarter campaign by German typographer Harald Geisler …

Rare, Obscure and Framed: Re-Issue Posters

Sourced from design archives and museums around the world, diverse and brilliant prints for the home or office

Mass-produced prints add as much to a space as a tiny sprig of parsley atop an entree—sure it adds some color, but it’s far from memorable or meaningful. Ditch the cookie-cutter dorm room pop-art prints in favor of something truly unique from Re-Issue. The Melbourne, Australia-based company scours the globe for beautiful design-driven prints—many of which are the last remaining editions. Favoring museum archives and …