See also Articles by Phinney, for some of his own explanations.
Font Detective Press Coverage
- Thomas Phinney solves crimes, one dubiously printed letter at a time (The Smith Journal, September 2019)
- Expert witness’s knowledge of typography proves trust papers forged (The (Toronto) Star, 15 Feb 2019, Bob Aaron)
- Canadian fraudster foiled because he used the wrong font (National Post, 14 Jan 2019, Tristin Hopper)
- Meet the Font Detectives Who Ferret Out Fakery (Wired, 13 Sept 2017, Glenn Fleishman)
- Pakistani corruption case hinges on a font (BBC News, 12 July 2017, Secunder Kermani)
- Dan Rather on Reddit: No one proved that Bush documents were forged (Washington Examiner, 8 Feb 2013, Charlie Spiering)
- Letter purportedly from former Dallas Cowboy Hayes under more scrutiny (Dallas Morning News, 5 Feb 2009, Brad Townsend — as archived by Internet Archive). See also blog post.
- Making Headlines, Not Setting Them (CreativePro.com, 24 Sept 2004, Sandee Cohen, in depth on Bush memos)
- In Rush to Air, CBS Quashed Memo Worries (Washington Post front page story, 19 Sept 2004, quote on p. 4, Howard Kurtz, Michael Dobbs and James V. Grimaldi)
- Expert Cited by CBS Says He Didn’t Authenticate Papers (Washington Post, 14 Sept 2004, quote on p. 2, Michael Dobbs and Howard Kurtz)
Most cases involving everyday people and less than a million dollars (divorces, contracts and the like) do not get this kind of media attention, but are no less important to Phinney—or to the people involved.
Font Expert Press Coverage
- Tech Giants Team Up to Fix Typography’s Biggest Problem (Wired, 22 Sept 2016, Megan Molteni)
- The decline of handwriting? Chalk it up to marketing. (Maclean’s, 2 Nov 2015, Kate Lunau)
- ❍✯♠: why we ❤️ Zapf Dingbats (The Guardian, 10 June 2015, Sam Wolfson)
- Antiviral: Here’s what was bullshit on the Internet on April Fool’s (Gawker, 2 April 2014, Adrienne LaFrance)
- Why Garamond Won’t Save the Government $467 Million A Year (Fast Co., 31 Mar 2014, John Brownlee)
- Steve Jobs: The godfather of fonts as we know them (Digital Trends, 7 Oct 2011, Molly McHugh)