PBS Off Book is a web-only series of arts mini-documentaries, with the latest episode covering typography. I particularly enjoyed seeing my good friends Julia and Deroy of Hyperakt talking about data visualization:
In episode 2 of Off Book, typeface designers Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones outline the importance of selecting the right font to convey a particular feeling. Graphic designer Paula Scher talks about building identity in messaging, while Eddie Opara uses texture to create reaction. Infographic designers Julia Vakser and Deroy Peraza map complicated data sets into digestible imagery, mixing color, graphics and type.