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  • The Typographic Details Behind Typewolf’s Favorite Sites of April 2015

    Typewolf Blog
    Jeremiah Shoaf
    4 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This is the 15th installment of my monthly feature on Typewolf where I share my favorite type-driven websites from the previous month and then write a little about the typographic details behind the designs. You can check out last month’s post for March here. Matthew Galloway GT Sectra is surprisingly versatile for a calligraphy-inspired typeface — at larger sizes the display version shows off fine details derived from a broad nib pen but at smaller sizes the book style cuts back on the contrast, making a perfectly readable text face. Matthew did a great job setting the body copy…
  • Alphabets of Wood

    I Love Typography
    johno
    22 May 2015 | 5:03 am
    A Review by David WolskeIn his foreword to the 2010 Liber Apertus Press reissue of Rob Roy Kelly’s American Wood Type 1828–1900, David Shields wrote: Forty years on, Kelly’s seminal work remains a giant on whose shoulders we stand. He wrote American Wood Type because it needed to be written and in doing so laid the foundation for a new wave of scholarship.Alphabets of Wood is the most recent and arguably the most beautiful addition to the new wave of wood type scholarship. It is also important because it is the first publication to seriously examine the historical and cultural…
  • An Essential Calligraphic Facsimile

    H&Co | News, Notes & Observations
    hoefler@typography.com
    19 May 2015 | 5:28 am
    Here’s why I backed this Kickstarter project to reprint the sketchbooks of typeface designer Hermann Zapf. If you love letters, you should too. If you know Zapf Chancery and Zapf Dingbats, you know the faintest shadow of the work of Hermann Zapf. If you know exquisite mid-century books printed in Palatino, you’re getting closer; I never did, having come of age with the brutish digitization of Palatino that shipped with my first laser printer (along with other notable Zapf faces such as Optima and Melior, both too subtle to survive the barbarity of toner at three hundred dots per…
  • Working Late: Two new events in SF

    The Typekit Blog
    Sally Kerrigan
    29 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    In San Francisco this June? So is the Working Late series! Adobe will be hosting two events next month to inspire your creative work and develop your skills. On June 10, designer Dan Stiles will discuss his artistic process and the work involved in delivering memorable, on-point poster artwork for some of the biggest names in music today. The event begins at 7pm, and tickets are available directly through SF Design Week; the $10 price includes food and drinks at the event. For a more hands-on experience, Scriptology on June 25 might be up your alley — especially if you’re interested…
  • 36 days of type submissions

    Typography Served
    21 May 2015 | 2:05 pm
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  • Alphabets of Wood

    johno
    22 May 2015 | 5:03 am
    A Review by David WolskeIn his foreword to the 2010 Liber Apertus Press reissue of Rob Roy Kelly’s American Wood Type 1828–1900, David Shields wrote: Forty years on, Kelly’s seminal work remains a giant on whose shoulders we stand. He wrote American Wood Type because it needed to be written and in doing so laid the foundation for a new wave of scholarship.Alphabets of Wood is the most recent and arguably the most beautiful addition to the new wave of wood type scholarship. It is also important because it is the first publication to seriously examine the historical and cultural…
  • Type Design Week

    johno
    14 May 2015 | 1:53 am
    ISIA Urbino Type Design Week 2015with Fred Smeijers and Eric KindelPeriod: July 20–24, 2015Deadline: May 29About the school ISIA Type Design Week is a one week intensive summer course in type design and lettering held at the ISIA – the High Institute for Applied Arts of Urbino. Since 2009 ISIA has been running a graphic summer school organised by Leonardo Sonnoli in collaboration with the Dutch Werkplaats Typografie, and in 2011 Type Design Week was introduced to expand the school’s summer programme.Every year I organise the school for the ISIA. Along with a team of teachers who vary…
  • Making Fonts: SINDELAR

    johno
    5 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    By Stefan Willerstorfer“Finally I found what I have been looking for – this typeface suits the specific requirements of my project: balanced proportions, space saving and very legible in small sizes. Just the color is a bit too light – if I could only switch to a slightly darker grade …” Many of us have experienced a situation like this. You believe you have found an appropriate typeface but a small detail doesn’t match. That’s what happened at the time I was collaborating with international newspaper designer Rolf Rehe and we were about to agree on a text face for a newspaper…
  • This Month in Typography

    Alec Julien
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Welcome to this month’s roundup of type-related info and entertainment. Today, we examine the art and science of crafting fonts, wonder about the future of libraries in the digital age, discuss the future of graphic design, delve into the history of curly letters of Amsterdam, talk with experts about the recent hand-lettering boom, research the health effects of typefaces, run down the history of the tilde, clarify commonly abused typography terminology, and more.Designing ObsidianClick here to view the embedded video.A couple of months ago, we featured Obsidian in this column — a…
  • Print Imperfect: from N to Z

    johno
    5 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    Over the past couple of years I have been researching and writing a book about the fifteenth-century German printer, Erhard Ratdolt. He printed over 200 titles during his career, and part of my work is to study the content and typography of as many of those editions as possible. Recently, while writing a chapter titled, Printing the Heavens — about Ratdolt’s books on astrology and astronomy — I noticed a capital letter Z that had been printed in reverse. I checked the other 120 pages of this book to discover it was the only capital Z in the entire volume. Curiously, however, there also…
 
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    H&Co | News, Notes & Observations

  • An Essential Calligraphic Facsimile

    hoefler@typography.com
    19 May 2015 | 5:28 am
    Here’s why I backed this Kickstarter project to reprint the sketchbooks of typeface designer Hermann Zapf. If you love letters, you should too. If you know Zapf Chancery and Zapf Dingbats, you know the faintest shadow of the work of Hermann Zapf. If you know exquisite mid-century books printed in Palatino, you’re getting closer; I never did, having come of age with the brutish digitization of Palatino that shipped with my first laser printer (along with other notable Zapf faces such as Optima and Melior, both too subtle to survive the barbarity of toner at three hundred dots per…
  • Adventure Typography!

    hoefler@typography.com
    6 May 2015 | 2:23 am
    Some new features at discover.typography make it easier than ever to spot fonts in the wild. Among the contributors to discover.typography are a couple of serious campers, a few people who enjoy a good hike, and at least one fledgling birdwatcher. At least one of us may have been involved in scouting as a kid, where the pursuit of such outdoorsy merit badges as Indian Lore, Basketry and Leatherwork pointed damningly to a future as the proprietor of a type foundry. But even for an indoorsy designer-to-be, there was much to love about camping: compact kits where things cleverly nested together,…
  • What’s New in Gotham

    hoefler@typography.com
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Now Gotham’s more cosmopolitan than ever: starting today, the entire family speaks another 60 languages, including Russian and Greek. H&Co is delighted to introduce a massive expansion of our Gotham family. With the addition of more than 29,000 character drawings, all 66 styles of Gotham — plus all 48 Gotham ScreenSmart fonts, specifically designed for the web — now feature the Cyrillic and Greek alphabets. These characters are now included standard in all Gotham packages. The Languages Today’s Gothams tackle sixty additional languages, including Greek, Russian,…
  • Nicely Done: Purcell Heli-Skiing

    hoefler@typography.com
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:31 am
    A family-owned company uses strong typography and beautiful imagery to create an online brand that stays true to their adventurous work. With the imminent return of snowstorms to New York, we can't help but mention a wintry website that uses typography to great effect: Purcell Heli-Skiing, who have spent forty years choppering more than 50,000 adventurous skiers and snowboarders to the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia. The website, designed by Ontario-based They, plays with the scale of its typography in a thoughtful and deliberate way. Text faces Gotham SSm and Sentinel SSm are used…
  • Fonts in Fiction

    hoefler@typography.com
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    Typefaces occasionally escape into the wild, sometimes to find themselves in unfamiliar literary climes. No designer has ever read Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco without being startled by the arrival of a certain Mr. Garamond early in the story; even the most pedantic typographer can’t help but love this delicious scene in American Psycho, in which jousting arbitrageurs boast about their business cards, all of it in nonsense designerese. (The cardstock? “It’s Bone. The lettering is something called Silian Rail.”) While type designers are accustomed to seeing…
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  • Working Late: Two new events in SF

    Sally Kerrigan
    29 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    In San Francisco this June? So is the Working Late series! Adobe will be hosting two events next month to inspire your creative work and develop your skills. On June 10, designer Dan Stiles will discuss his artistic process and the work involved in delivering memorable, on-point poster artwork for some of the biggest names in music today. The event begins at 7pm, and tickets are available directly through SF Design Week; the $10 price includes food and drinks at the event. For a more hands-on experience, Scriptology on June 25 might be up your alley — especially if you’re interested…
  • Adobe Type now available at Fontspring

    Matthew Rechs
    28 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Today, we are pleased to welcome Fontspring as a new partner in our effort to provide more options to customers of Adobe Type, our in-house type foundry. Many Adobe-owned typefaces – including most of the Myriad Pro, Minion Pro, Garamond Premier Pro, and Chaparral Pro families – have long been available for web and desktop use via Typekit, which is included with most Creative Cloud subscriptions. But we recognize that not all of the users of our type are Creative Cloud subscribers, and that some prefer the flexibility provided by a traditional, perpetual license. We have sold Adobe type…
  • Sites We Like: Tech@NYU & Mentor

    Sally Kerrigan
    22 May 2015 | 11:57 am
    Some things you learn in school, and others, you learn from the world around you. This week, we’re nearing the end of school graduation season and we’ve got our eyes on the future — and on typography, as always. Here are a couple sites to get you inspired, either way. Tech@NYU Bringing the tech startup spirit to the grounds of Greenwich Village, Tech@NYU welcomes students into the world of design, tech, and entrepreneurship with a busy calendar of campus events. All text is set in FF Meta — a clean, approachable sans serif whose varied sizes and weights balance out nicely…
  • New fonts on Typekit from Typofonderie

    Ariadne Remoundakis
    20 May 2015 | 11:51 pm
    We are thrilled to introduce new additions to our library from Typofonderie, a partner since Typekit’s launch in 2009. Originally a showcase of founder Jean François Porchez’s type designs, Typofonderie has more recently added work from other designers, like Xavier Dupré. Along with type design, Jean François has an illustrious teaching background and will continue to bring type expertise to the world with Type@Paris this summer, a course we’re proud to sponsor. The Ardoise and Mislab complete families are new to Typekit. All of the Typofonderie families we offer have been newly…
  • Typekit sponsors Beyond Tellerrand

    Sally Kerrigan
    11 May 2015 | 11:47 am
    We’re delighted to join the list of sponsoring partners for Beyond Tellerrand, a conference on design, technology, and culture — now in its fifth year — happening this week in Düsseldorf, Germany. If you’re attending the conference, you’ll have the chance to win a neat type souvenir: a framed poster from the Adobe Originals 25th anniversary celebration. All ticket holders are entered into a raffle, and prizes will be announced at the end of the conference. Even if you don’t have room on your walls (or in your suitcase) for the poster, it’ll be worth sticking…
 
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    Design is Kinky

  • Grosz Co.Lab

    AJ
    28 May 2015 | 4:34 pm
    Stylish design work from Melbourne based studio Grosz Co.Lab.
  • Lee Price

    AJ
    28 May 2015 | 4:29 pm
    New York based artist Lee Price paints figures from above in intimate settings.
  • Gareth Phillips

    AJ
    27 May 2015 | 6:54 pm
    UK based photographer Gareth Phillips.
  • Change The Thought

    AJ
    27 May 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Denver based design studio Change The Thought have recently put up some nice new work. Check them out.
  • Johan Barrios

    AJ
    26 May 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Johan Barrios is a painter based in Medellin, Colombia.
 
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    DailyType

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    19 May 2015 | 5:53 am
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  • Digital Juice Launches Lifetime Membership Subscription Service

    CreativePro Staff
    29 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Press Release Lake Mary, FL, May 29, 2015 - Today, Digital Juice announced the official opening of its much anticipated royalty-free creative content subscription service. This service gives filmmakers, motion graphics artists and graphic designers access to download anything in its huge library — absolutely free! Members have unprecedented access to the the world’s largest privately owned library of high-quality royalty-free animations, still graphics, stock footage, sound effects, production music and project templates for a groundbreaking one-time low price. Anyone can have…
  • 5 Freelancing Mistakes to Avoid

    Roberto Blake
    28 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Freelancing can be a source of freedom or overwhelming anxiety depending on situation. It becomes the latter when you have not taken the time to manage your freelancing effectively with good habits that will create ideal circumstances. You want to gain a steady flow of clients, get all of your work done and be able to maintain both your lifestyle and your business. There are some key mistakes that many freelancers make that can result in an unnecessary amount of stress and anxiety. Changing these habits can yield a better and more sustainable freelance experience and help you avoid disaster.
  • Understanding Liquid Layouts – Part Four

    Erica Gamet
    27 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Well, my little chickadees, this week I’ll be covering the last of InDesign’s Liquid Layout Rules: Guide-based. This rule is a bit contradictory in that in theory it’s so simple, yet in execution it can be a little mind-boggling. It’s certainly not the easiest to put into words, but I hope it becomes apparent with visual examples. With the Guide-based rule, you create special Liquid Guides (which we’ll discuss in just a few moments) that tell InDesign to stretch or constrict page objects, as if they were a rubber band. A Liquid Guide spans the entire length or…
  • Keys to Creative Flow, Part 2

    Melissa Dinwiddie
    26 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Do you ever get stuck? Feel like your creative taps are rusted shut? Well, never fear, help is at hand! Today marks Part 2 of a three-part series in which I share my favorite tricks for getting back into flow. You can find Part 1 right here. Enjoy! -Melissa Last week, in Part 1 of this series, I shared the backstory of one of my favorite concepts: the metaphor of the Creative Sandbox, the mental space that we creators need to inhabit in order to spring free from perfectionist paralysis and get back to the joy of creating. The Creative Sandbox is a space of experiments and messes, of freely…
  • Hermann Zapf Sketchbook Kickstarter Project

    Erica Gamet
    25 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    I’ve been known to fall down the rabbit hole of Kickstarter projects, and this past week I chased many a white rabbit. This time, however, I climbed back out not with a strange feeling from drinking out of bottles labeled “DRINK ME,” but with a rare gem. I stumbled upon the Hermann Zapf Sketchbook Project. Zapf—master calligrapher and creator of renowned typefaces such as Palatino, Optima, and Zapfino—is directly involved in this project to reproduce some of his sketchbooks, which include examples of his calligraphic skill, pencil sketches, and watercolor paintings. To…
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    Gary Hustwit

  • NYC & London Events

    Gary Hustwit
    21 May 2015 | 8:08 am
    Please join us for upcoming events in New York City and London! Urbanized Screening & Discussion May 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Location 05, 509 West 34th St., New York, 10001 United States+ Google Map A screening of Urbanized as part of BASF’s Creator Space tour in New York City. Director Gary Hustwit will introduce the film and participate in a post-film discussion. Admission is free, but space is limited, register now. The New York City Creator Space tour will discuss ideas around Habitat, Citizenship and Resilience as three of the major challenges for a sustainable urban…
  • Turku Design Festival

    Gary Hustwit
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:19 am
    Attention Fins: there are upcoming screenings of Helvetica and Urbanized as part of the Turku Design Festival and Scene! May 8, 2015 Turku Design Festival, Turku, Finland 6:30pm Helvetica 8:00pm Urbanized See the event details on Facebook. www.turkudesignfestival.fi www.sceneturku.fi The post Turku Design Festival appeared first on Gary Hustwit.
  • NYC Book Event

    Gary Hustwit
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:19 pm
    Please join Gary Hustwit and Design Trilogy film stars Paula Scher, Karim Rashid, Davin Stowell, Noah Chasin, and Tobias Frere-Jones for a conversation and book release event at Strand Books in NYC. Wednesday, March 25, 7:00PM – 8:00PM Strand Books Rare Book Room 828 Broadway (at 12th St.) New York NY The post NYC Book Event appeared first on Gary Hustwit.
  • eBook and Kindle Out Now

    Gary Hustwit
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:32 am
    We’re pleased to announce that the ePub and Kindle versions of Helvetica / Objectified / Urbanized: The Complete Interviews are now available from Versions Publishing. For those of you who don’t want to lug around 2 1/2 pounds of paper, or if you want to search the text of the book, this is for you! You can purchase the eBook from Versions’ website, from iTunes, or at Amazon.com. The post eBook and Kindle Out Now appeared first on Gary Hustwit.
  • The Book is Finished!

    Gary Hustwit
    3 Feb 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Greetings friends! I can finally say those four little words I’ve wanted to say for the past year: the book is done! The Design Trilogy complete interviews book is a reality. I am blown away by how well it turned out, and how heavy it is: two and a half pounds! We just got the first copy overnighted to us, I’ve included a few photos below. Our friends at Build added some really nice touches to the design, like the neon yellow endpapers and a bonus gift of a custom bookmark. Beautiful. The books are en route to us from the printer now and they’ll arrive late this week. Order…
 
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  • Specimen for two new typefaces

    Dan Reynolds
    3 May 2015 | 4:51 am
    In late 2014 and early 2015, I worked on two Latin & Devanagari typefaces with Mathieu Réguer that you can have for free: Biryani and Martel Sans. Here are the first PDF specimen I designed for each of them; these PDFs really only illustrate the Latin-portions of those families. As for the fonts themselves, you can get the Martel Sans fonts libre and gratis from Google Fonts or GitHub. The same is the case for Biryani: Google Fonts link and GitHub link. Anyway, I hope that you enjoy looking at these PDFs. The text on most of their pages are reprints from three book reviews I wrote a few…
  • Darmstadt workshop, April 2015

    Dan Reynolds
    3 May 2015 | 4:40 am
    I have been teaching type design off-and-on at the Hochschule Darmstadt since 2009. Sometimes I offer semester-long courses there, other times I come in for a week or two straight. I almost never put the results together in any sort of final presentations, though. This April, I was in town for another six-day workshop. I got 12 hard-working graphic design students, and this PDF shows a glimpse at what they achieved in that time. I am pleased to show their results to you all.
  • Laziness

    Dan Reynolds
    3 May 2015 | 4:28 am
    Oh my heavens, this blog has not been updated since February 27, 2012! That is terrible. Since then, I have moved twice, and also gotten married. I finally have a dog, too. Fortunately, though, I am still doing exactly the same sort of work that I was three years ago. Today, my Twittersphere shamed me enough that I finally decided to kickstart this site’s post-frequency. I hope you like what I’ll be up to here.
  • TYPO TALK in Mainz in March

    Dan Reynolds
    27 Feb 2012 | 4:44 am
    As part of their ON-TYPE exhibition, the Gutenberg-Museum in Mainz will hold a two-day lecture series entitled TYPO TALK on March 21 and 28, 2012. I’ve been invited as one of three speakers to present on the 21st. The series organizer, Marcel Häusler shared some information with today that I am pleased to translate into English for TypeOff. readers. Unfortunately, I will only be in Mainz for the first evening – on March 21st – but both dates are sure to prove interesting. These days, there are more typefaces available than ever before. More and more typefaces are being…
  • The History of My Commute

    Dan Reynolds
    15 Feb 2012 | 4:23 am
    Since January 1, 2012, Mark Simonson has been putting all other type bloggers to shame – his New Year’s Resolution was to post every day, and he’s been keeping pretty good on his word. My last TypeOff. post, in comparison, was on October 13, 2011! Today, however, he moved me out of my complacency by posting a history of his commutes, from 1976 to the present. I can only go back to 1999 with this counter-post. 1999: 45 minutes by car from Providence, Rhode Island to Taunton, Massachusetts 2000: 20 minutes by car from Providence, Rhode Island to Pawtucket, Rhode Island 2000: 30…
 
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    Typografism

  • Det här är inte en typografidebatt

    fredrik
    26 May 2015 | 1:39 am
    I samband med publiceringen av essän ”Mardrömmar om typografins förfall” i Svenska tecknares tidskrift Tecknaren blev jag erbjuden, som sittande på de anklagades bänk, att komma med en replik mot ett symboliskt debattextarvode. Chefredaktören försökte släta över mina invändningar att den överhuvud taget släppts igenom (faktakoll etc. Old school-hantering av sånt man avser publicera) med att beskriva essän som hur den i en perfekt värld kanske kunde ha varit: Just den här essän spårar en hållning i typografins historia och samtid som artikelförfattarna anser sig…
  • Typografins irrvägar

    fredrik
    22 Dec 2011 | 4:19 am
    En bok med anmärkningar… Foto: Kent Nyberg   I våras blev jag ombedd att av tidskriften Biblis att recensera Marcus Gärdes Typografins väg vol.2. Jag hade lånat volym 1 på biblioteket och besvärats av den yxiga mellanstadieprosan och dess allmänna risighet, men i samband utdelningen av Svensk bokkonst 2010 passade jag på att bläddra i volym två och tänkte att den kanske hade något ändå. Så jag tackade ja. Recensionen – eller haverirapporten som den kom att kallas efter ett tag – publicerades nu i höstnumret, nr. 55. Då jag inte behövde stryka ett ord (ett par…
  • Ett tungt inlägg i debatten

    fredrik
    16 Nov 2011 | 7:12 am
    Jaha. När jag gick in för att förbereda en blogpublicering av min recension av Marcus Gärdes Typografins väg II som publicerades i senaste Biblis upptäckte jag det här 1,5 år gamla utkastet. Lite ofärdigt och definitivt inaktuellt, men så får det vara. Allt som stått här har ändå inte direkt rört dagsaktualiteter. Låter det bli en smygstart eller vad man ska kalla det här. Typografism kommer fungera som ett slags arkiv, som ibland uppdateras. OK, här kommer texten. Då jag spenderat större delen av de senaste 9 månaderna i blöjosfären snarare än bloggosfären är det…
  • Månadens design – extended version

    fredrik
    20 Dec 2009 | 7:44 am
    Idag är jag insnöad. Det skulle kunna beskriva Typografism-sidans tillstånd, men jag har varit pappa-ledig, och alla de som sa ”hehe unge man, du kommer inte ha tid till något annat” när jag har sagt att ”jag tänker försöka driva på ett par egna projekt också” fick alltså rätt. Några saker har jag ändå fullföljt. Juryarbete i Månadens design för tidningen Resumés räkning. Detta har skett i sällskap av en samling begåvade människor; Eva Aggerborg/Bas , Eva Liljefors/Fellow Designers, John Lagerqvist/Family business, Lisa Careborg/Happy, Lotta…
  • Höstskörd

    fredrik
    27 Sep 2009 | 11:30 pm
    Några plockar svamp. Andra bär. Själv har jag irrat runt på myrar med en hink halvfull med hjortron. Det var länge sedan nu. I år plockade jag något betydligt hårdare än kart. Klossar, av päronträ kanske. Ett vanligt material för de här typerna. Tog bilen till Skarpnäck. Grovarbetet var redan gjort. I tryckeriets reception låg en plastkasse med ett innehåll mer åtråvärd än mylta. En långt ifrån komplett kondenserad Futura (den här gången är jag något säkrare). Ett fynd ändå, i sin egen rätt. Och jakten fortsätter.
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    Type Specimen Pool

  • BB&S Swagger Capitals

    13 May 2015 | 10:14 pm
    Depression Press has added a photo to the pool: These recently sold for $800+ on eBay www.ebay.com/itm/Letterpress-Lead-Type-36-Pt-Swagger-Capi...?
  • Gratitude Script

    6 May 2015 | 8:14 am
    Ale Paul has added a photo to the pool: Get the font with a 35% introductory discount at www.myfonts.com/fonts/sudtipos/gratitude-script/ — The quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful. An appreciation for the world around us. Gratitude for being a part of it all. No matter what’s happening in our lives, there’s always something to be grateful for. When we have an appreciation for all we have, life gives us more to feel grateful for. It’s a naturally occurring cycle. Some of the most profoundly grateful times in our lives can be felt when we find ourselves surrounded by…
  • Cheltenham Medium Extra Condensed Type Specimen

    5 May 2015 | 8:36 am
    Dunwich Type has added a photo to the pool: From dailytypespecimen.com
  • Caslon Bold Type Specimen

    5 May 2015 | 8:36 am
    Dunwich Type has added a photo to the pool: From dailytypespecimen.com
  • Lydian Italic Type Specimen

    5 May 2015 | 8:36 am
    Dunwich Type has added a photo to the pool: From dailytypespecimen.com
 
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  • Hobeaux is here!

    Rob
    18 May 2015 | 3:14 am
    James T. Edmondson is the man! He generously sent me a copy of his sexy new Hobeaux/Beatrice Warde poster all the way to India (check out that address label!). I can’t tell you how excited I am for his Hobeaux family to be finished (even though I guess not all these rad variations will make the final release). You can follow some updates of his progress on Dribble, and he’s for sure worth a follow on Twitter. PS– I’m not just saying nice things about James because he sent me stuff; he genuinely is an incredibly talented and all around awesome guy! PPS– BTW, this is the…
  • The Printed Word Is Dead

    Rob
    11 May 2015 | 11:53 pm
    “The last paper edition of The New York Times will appear in 2018.” This quote comes from Dick Brass, Vice Chairman of Technology Development at Microsoft back in 2001. The photo is from “The Advertising Brief, 8th August, 2002″. You can see the full article regarding the end of print here. It’s getting hard to imagine this coming true anymore, but we’ll see in three years. And as the author M G Moinuddin point out, don’t forget about the larger picture: [if newspapers die] “what will the market use to wrap fish?”
  • Ahmedabad Trip #2

    Rob
    9 May 2015 | 11:12 pm
    For my second trip to Ahmedabad, I had the pleasure of visiting with Kimya and Georg Seifert. The agenda was to meet with the guys at ITF (Indian Type Foundry) to catch up with Satya and meet all the new hires, give a couple small presentations to students at NID, and maybe visit the other ITF (India Type Foundry) again if time permitted. The new ITF office is pretty sweet. So many new faces there, it’s great to see so many up and coming type designers in India. Satya is doing a lot for the Indian font industry. And such nice hosts they were — they even helped celebrate my birthday…
  • Misc Mumbai (3D) Signs Vol. 1

    Rob
    7 May 2015 | 10:45 pm
    A few more random signs (in 3D this time) found in Mumbai. If you are more into painted 2D letters then check this out. Also, my Instagram account has lots more nice (mostly) Indian lettering.
  • Museum of the Moving Image

    Rob
    5 May 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Found in Queens, the Museum of the Moving Image is absolutely worth a visit. Shown here are ‘merely’ some of the typographic highlights, but there are countless other treasures from the large and small screens. The exhibitions are well designed, entertaining, interactive, and full of actual iconic pieces of cinema history. And of course, there is a lot of great type and lettering from the last hundred years.
 
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  • Alphabets of Wood

    johno
    22 May 2015 | 5:03 am
    A Review by David WolskeIn his foreword to the 2010 Liber Apertus Press reissue of Rob Roy Kelly’s American Wood Type 1828–1900, David Shields wrote: Forty years on, Kelly’s seminal work remains a giant on whose shoulders we stand. He wrote American Wood Type because it needed to be written and in doing so laid the foundation for a new wave of scholarship.Alphabets of Wood is the most recent and arguably the most beautiful addition to the new wave of wood type scholarship. It is also important because it is the first publication to seriously examine the historical and cultural…
  • Type Design Week

    johno
    14 May 2015 | 1:53 am
    ISIA Urbino Type Design Week 2015with Fred Smeijers and Eric KindelPeriod: July 20–24, 2015Deadline: May 29About the school ISIA Type Design Week is a one week intensive summer course in type design and lettering held at the ISIA – the High Institute for Applied Arts of Urbino. Since 2009 ISIA has been running a graphic summer school organised by Leonardo Sonnoli in collaboration with the Dutch Werkplaats Typografie, and in 2011 Type Design Week was introduced to expand the school’s summer programme.Every year I organise the school for the ISIA. Along with a team of teachers who vary…
  • Making Fonts: SINDELAR

    johno
    5 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    By Stefan Willerstorfer“Finally I found what I have been looking for – this typeface suits the specific requirements of my project: balanced proportions, space saving and very legible in small sizes. Just the color is a bit too light – if I could only switch to a slightly darker grade …” Many of us have experienced a situation like this. You believe you have found an appropriate typeface but a small detail doesn’t match. That’s what happened at the time I was collaborating with international newspaper designer Rolf Rehe and we were about to agree on a text face for a newspaper…
  • This Month in Typography

    Alec Julien
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Welcome to this month’s roundup of type-related info and entertainment. Today, we examine the art and science of crafting fonts, wonder about the future of libraries in the digital age, discuss the future of graphic design, delve into the history of curly letters of Amsterdam, talk with experts about the recent hand-lettering boom, research the health effects of typefaces, run down the history of the tilde, clarify commonly abused typography terminology, and more.Designing ObsidianClick here to view the embedded video.A couple of months ago, we featured Obsidian in this column — a…
  • Print Imperfect: from N to Z

    johno
    5 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    Over the past couple of years I have been researching and writing a book about the fifteenth-century German printer, Erhard Ratdolt. He printed over 200 titles during his career, and part of my work is to study the content and typography of as many of those editions as possible. Recently, while writing a chapter titled, Printing the Heavens — about Ratdolt’s books on astrology and astronomy — I noticed a capital letter Z that had been printed in reverse. I checked the other 120 pages of this book to discover it was the only capital Z in the entire volume. Curiously, however, there also…
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  • Five Fresh Typefaces: May

    Michael Stinson
    23 May 2015 | 5:47 pm
    As a creative director, much of my job is about finding the right design tools to work for brands. That includes typefaces. Typefaces need to match personalities with the brand, accommodate the possible range of content and range of characters that the company will need to use in their communications, and be fresh enough to attract the their audiences.
  • Stop Exhausting Your Reader

    Michael Stinson
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:09 pm
    We want to read what you have to say, but long lines of copy are laborious to read. And when readers have to put in too much effort, they will move on to something else, well, at least I do. How can we design a more comfortable reading experience?
  • Intimate, Curvaceous and Expressive

    Leah Faust
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:49 pm
    When creating a script mark for a brand, it is important to consider the tone of the name, style of concept, physical places it will exist: either designing for functionality and aesthetic.
  • Why Type Matters In Design And Life

    Michael Stinson
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:42 pm
    To master anything in life, one has to master the fundamentals. Once we master the skills, then we can truly learn how to find our own style—performing the fundamentals becomes second nature. We have to know the rules in order to break them, and its same in typography. We are just continuing a long, consistent history of typographic process that evolved to respond to how humans read.
  • Casting Type in The Role of Graphic Design

    Michael Stinson
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:13 pm
    How do you choose a typeface? Do you browse through fonts online and make educated guesses? Typefaces hold history, personality and unique details in their characters, to which you, as design have to "cast type" in the role of your storytelling design, being the "movie."
 
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  • The Typographic Details Behind Typewolf’s Favorite Sites of April 2015

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    4 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This is the 15th installment of my monthly feature on Typewolf where I share my favorite type-driven websites from the previous month and then write a little about the typographic details behind the designs. You can check out last month’s post for March here. Matthew Galloway GT Sectra is surprisingly versatile for a calligraphy-inspired typeface — at larger sizes the display version shows off fine details derived from a broad nib pen but at smaller sizes the book style cuts back on the contrast, making a perfectly readable text face. Matthew did a great job setting the body copy…
  • The Typographic Details Behind Typewolf’s Favorite Sites of March 2015

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This is the 14th installment of my monthly feature on Typewolf where I share my favorite type-driven websites from the previous month and then write a little about the typographic details behind the designs. You can check out last month’s post for February here. Ryan J. Hubbard This site uses three typefaces from Colophon Foundry, each of which features a fairly quirky design. The serif Fortescue has a distinctive sharp leg on the “R” and “K” which I really dig. Colophon describes the sans-serif Raisonne as “parodic-serious” which is an apt…
  • The Typographic Details Behind Typewolf’s Favorite Sites of February 2015

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This is the 13th installment of my monthly feature on Typewolf where I share my favorite type-driven websites from the previous month and then write a little about the typographic details behind the designs. You can check out last month’s post for January here. Charlie was a sinner It’s usually not a good idea to rely on a display face for the single typeface on your site. Display typefaces, like Chronicle Display, are meant to be used at large sizes for headlines and are not intended for body copy. That being said, I think this site can get away with it — there is…
  • Typography Teardown of Advertising Age

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I’m a huge fan of Samuel Hulick’s user onboarding teardowns so I thought it would be fun to try a new feature on Typewolf where I do a “typography teardown” of a popular website. I’ll review the design from a typographic perspective and discuss what makes the type work and what could potentially have been done better. In this first edition I’m going to take a deep dive into the type behind the Advertising Age website. But first, a disclaimer. Disclaimer: The following site was created by designers way more talented than myself. This is simply my opinion on…
  • The Typographic Details Behind Typewolf’s Favorite Sites of January 2015

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    4 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This is the 12th installment of my monthly feature on Typewolf where I share my favorite type-driven websites from the previous month and then write a little about the typographic details behind the designs. You can check out last month’s post for December here. Kim Bost This is a simple site that uses a single typeface at a single size and weight. I think the key to making this work is the use of color — the white type adds much-needed contrast and the variation in the link underline color adds a warmth to the design. The poster style of Darby Sans, with its high contrast,…
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