The Guardian: Font of all knowledge? Researchers develop typeface they say can boost memory

The Guardian: Font of all knowledge? Researchers develop typeface they say can boost memory. “Australian researchers say they have developed a new tool that could help students cramming for exams – a font that helps the reader remember information. Melbourne-based RMIT University’s behavioural business lab and design school teamed up to create ‘Sans Forgetica’, which they say uses psychological and design theories to aid memory retention.”

New Atlas: FontCode hides letters within letters

New Atlas: FontCode hides letters within letters. “While it’s already possible to relay information via barcodes or QR codes, those codes are entirely visible when included in a document. Using Columbia University’s FontCode system, however, users can hide messages within unrelated text via virtually-invisible changes to the displayed letters.”

Rock107: Handwriting by John Lennon, David Bowie & other music legends turned into downloadable fonts

Rock107: Handwriting by John Lennon, David Bowie & other music legends turned into downloadable fonts. “The new website is offering downloadable fonts based on the handwriting of several well-known late artists, including Lennon, Bowie, late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, Leonard Cohen and French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg.”

By Designers For Designers: Fontbase Organizes Your Fonts For Free (Noupe)

Noupe: By Designers For Designers: Fontbase Organizes Your Fonts For Free. “The reasonably new tool Fontbase is available for free on your Mac, Windows, or Linux device. Originally, Fontbase was made to simply manage your system fonts. Soon after, the option of folder synchronization was added. This allows you to synchronize project-related fonts, and remove them after the project’s completion.”

Hongkiat: Change Fonts on Any Websites with This Chrome Extension

Hongkiat: Change Fonts on Any Websites with This Chrome Extension. “Ever wanted to see how a different font might look on a website? Using the Font Swap extension, this task is a breeze. It’s a free plugin for Chrome that lets you change out fonts based on certain filters. You can find whatever font a website is using, then target that font and replace it with anything else you like.”

Make Tech Easier: 5 Useful Tools to Help You Identify Fonts in Images

Make Tech Easier: 5 Useful Tools to Help You Identify Fonts in Images . “You come across an endless amount of images with text on them. Those images could either be advertising or something else. Either way, it’s nothing out of the ordinary to see a font that you want on a picture. The only problem is that you have no idea what that font is called. The good news is that there are various free tools you can use to identify that font. With the following apps, you’ll always be able to identify a font.”