An enjoyable rundown of the development of the Cooper Black typeface, and a pretty good overview of the history of Modern type design. Vox has an entire YouTube playlist about fonts and typeface design that is worth watching.
The link above is a very cool example of using of data visualization to respond to current events. It was built with an open source data-viz library called Observable.
In other map related news I discovered this project called City Roads, which will render every road within a city. This is what I used to create the image of Kiev in this post. You can save the results as an SVG or PNG file. Very cool.
A thread of African Movie Posters… Due to licensing and printing costs, some African theaters gave the task to artists to paint the posters for movies being shown… Some artists had no reference to what movie they was drawing so some just guessed… Here are my favourites…via Gamiest Gamer