Thomas Phinney

Font Detective 2: Extra Bold

TYPO San Francisco 2015 Focus | Friday, 01 May | 11:00 am | Screening Room | English

Thomas Phinney discusses and shows evidence from several of the cases he has been called into as a typographic detective, including a California frontier mailbag, a fake rabbi and the falsified documents about President Bush’s National Guard service. Attendees will learn how mistakes in typography, printing and font selection ruined what could have otherwise been perfectly good forgeries—and how logic sometimes takes cases in different directions than you might think from TV.

Thomas Phinney

Thomas Phinney

Typographer / Vice President @ FontLab (Portland, Oregon)

Thomas Phinney is President of FontLab. Previously he worked at Extensis (web fonts and font management tools) and Adobe (as product manager for global fonts and typography). Thomas is also a type designer, teacher, writer, and consultant on fonts and typography. He teaches type design with Crafting Type and has…

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