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Marcin Wichary May 21
A great little article unpacking some easter eggs in vintage Macintosh fonts. (via , cc )
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Phil Dokas May 21
Whoa whoa whoa, this is the first I’ve ever heard about a font named Taliesin. Initial info suggests it was renamed Mobile in System 3.0. SPELUNKING CONTINUES.
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Phil Dokas May 21
This is killing me. There’s very little info on Taliesin/Mobile out there. This is like waking up after the dream where you find a new room in your house.
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Marcin Wichary May 21
Replying to @dokas @cdespinosa
Phil, you can do it! Maybe remembers Taliesin/Mobile?
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Chris Espinosa
I can’t find any replica of Taliesin/Mobile but I believe it was bitmapped architecture and furniture pictures. Legal was concerned about the rights of the estate of Frank Lloyd Wright re the Taliesin name. I think “Mobile” was a pun on the French “meubles”
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Marcin Wichary May 21
Well, *now* I’m curious. Thanks!!! /cc
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Matt Sephton May 21
Early "Twiggy" versions of Chicago and the hidden sheep/etc are here:
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Phil Dokas May 21
Oh my god, so this is Taliesin? Amazing, this repo is spectacular. (also can we just hear it for Espy Sans Bold 13? What a perfect little thing it was).
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Ben Z    📱🤔 May 21
Yes and that rabbit at the very end is the secret $D9 character for this one, but it also appears in other places.
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Matt Sephton May 21
And Mobile is here: (which supports my theory that if you're looking for a font file it's probably already on github)
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Phil Dokas May 21
Amazing, thank you!
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Phil Dokas May 21
Awesome, that’s a fantastic resource!
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Chris Espinosa May 21
Yes, that’s it, also known as Mobile in System 6. We dropped it in System 7 with the move to TrueType outline fonts. Where did you find that?
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Matt Sephton May 21
Replying to @cdespinosa @dokas and 3 others
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Ben Z    📱🤔 May 21
Here's a Taliesin specimen showing the pixel grid, in ascending char code order. Planning on putting my FONT resource parser/render code up on GH in case other amateur typographers want to study the material.
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Phil Dokas May 21
Please do! I loved the technical details at the bottom of your essay that kicked all of this off!
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Marcin Wichary May 21
Replying to @dokas @bzotto and 3 others
That’s awesome. , nice work. (I wanted to mention you in the original tweet, but I failed to find you on Twitter.)
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Marcin Wichary May 21
It’d be fun to see a bracket between this and the first emoji set.
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Ben Z    📱🤔 May 21
If you haven't seen this...
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Matt Sephton May 21
Wow that's a lot of money to be targeting
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