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  • Copenhagen Letters

    Typography Served
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
  • Lynx Expression giveaway

    Design is Kinky
    Andrew
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    The guys at Lynx are not only making your pits smell nice, but they’re working with a bunch of cool artists to make some products under the Expression Series. They’ve kindly given Design is Kinky five t-shirts and five posters by Sheryo & The Yok to give away to our lovely followers. Head over to their Instagram and make an interesting comment, also making sure to include @designiskinky in your post and you might be lucky enough to win.
  • The First Female Typographer

    I Love Typography
    johno
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    In the fifteenth century women had few career opportunities. Few, bar those in the higher social classes were even sent to school, and women were not admitted to universities (Oxford university didn’t permit women to matriculate or graduate until 1920). Their options were very limited and pessimistically and perhaps a little exaggeratedly summed up by Sherrill Cohen, who wrote that medieval women faced just three options: ‘marriage, monasticism, and prostitution.’ (Cohen, p. 170). For those who did not join a convent, marriage came early: ‘an unmarried girl of sixteen or seventeen was…
  • Sites We Like: Fans Corner & Simply Sport

    The Typekit Blog
    Sally Kerrigan
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    Sports fans, your week has arrived. From the club football fan community to sports media marketers, this week’s Sites We Like are all about the love of the game. Fans Corner A hub for football fans all over the world, Fans Corner goes all in with Museo Slab for its website typography. The slab serif works beautifully in big display size — that “C” really shows off its character nicely — and also scales down neatly for body text. Simply Sport We don’t often see the art-deco-inspired Le Havre used as the sole typeface across an entire website, but by mixing up the…
  • Bonnie Siegler: Dear Bonnie: Dumbfounded in Dayton

    Design Observer: Main Posts
    Design Observer
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    What’s the correct response to a paying client who rejects the job?
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    I Love Typography

  • The First Female Typographer

    johno
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    In the fifteenth century women had few career opportunities. Few, bar those in the higher social classes were even sent to school, and women were not admitted to universities (Oxford university didn’t permit women to matriculate or graduate until 1920). Their options were very limited and pessimistically and perhaps a little exaggeratedly summed up by Sherrill Cohen, who wrote that medieval women faced just three options: ‘marriage, monasticism, and prostitution.’ (Cohen, p. 170). For those who did not join a convent, marriage came early: ‘an unmarried girl of sixteen or seventeen was…
  • This Week in Fonts

    Sean Mitchell
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    A contemporary family from Commercial Type, a connected script by Lián Types, an ambitious sans from Hoftype, a roughed up family by Fontfabric, a hard-working serif from House Industries, a sophisticated sans by Typetanic, a historical stencil face from Storm, and an expressive family by Andinistas.Commercial Type: DarbyDesigned by Dan Milne & Paul BarnesA contemporary family of two related sans serifs: one is the functional Darby Sans; the other a refined display version for large sizes, where the contrast is dramatically higher.Lián Types: SelfieDesigned by Maximiliano…
  • The Questa Project

    johno
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:24 am
    The three members of the Questa familyThe Questa Project is a type design adventure by Dutch type designers Jos Buivenga and Martin Majoor. Their collaboration began in 2010 using Buivenga’s initial sketches for a squarish Didot-like display typeface as a starting point. It was a perfect base on which to apply Majoor’s type design philosophy that a serif typeface is a logical starting point for creating a sans serif version and not the other way around. The extensive Questa family includes serif, sans, and display typefaces.Questa, a serifed typefaceThe initial sketches of QuestaFirst of…
  • Type on Screen

    johno
    3 Oct 2014 | 4:09 am
    By the 1990s, CD-ROMs and the Internet turned computer screens into the final display substrate. Those were the dark ages of on-screen typography. Designers traded in low-res compromise, bending to the will of fours, the tyranny of the pixel. Endless hours were spent on what my colleagues and I affectionately called “fat-bitting.” It was an activity hardly worth the effort. We were masons, chipping and shifting single pixels — fixing what the screen did to otherwise well intentioned letterforms. “I could be at the bar, but no… I have to fat-bit this shitty logo.”But the…
  • This Month in Typography

    Alec Julien
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:38 am
    Welcome to a new monthly roundup of type-related info and entertainment. (This will be in addition to Sean Mitchell’s excellent This Week in Fonts feature.) This month, we have movies (about sign painters, and Eric and John Gill), books (about Porchez, Baskerville, Spiekermann, and typewriter art, as well as books by Steven Heller and Gail Anderson), a Flickr group that points at things, a free typography course with Ellen Lupton, ladies of letterpress, medieval marginalia, all sorts of lettering and typography, some fun new fonts, and more.Sign Painters: The MovieClick here to view the…
 
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    The Typekit Blog

  • Sites We Like: Fans Corner & Simply Sport

    Sally Kerrigan
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    Sports fans, your week has arrived. From the club football fan community to sports media marketers, this week’s Sites We Like are all about the love of the game. Fans Corner A hub for football fans all over the world, Fans Corner goes all in with Museo Slab for its website typography. The slab serif works beautifully in big display size — that “C” really shows off its character nicely — and also scales down neatly for body text. Simply Sport We don’t often see the art-deco-inspired Le Havre used as the sole typeface across an entire website, but by mixing up the…
  • Pan-CJK Partner Profile: Sandoll Communication

    Caleb Belohlavek
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    While developing Source Han Sans, Adobe and Google worked with three different companies to bring the kind of in-country expertise we knew we needed to hit the quality threshold we had set for this typeface family: Iwata Corporation in Japan, Sandoll Communication in Korea, and Changzhou SinoType in China. Today we would like to introduce you to Sandoll Communication, a leading Korean type foundry. Although Adobe possessed fairly broad knowledge in designing ideographs, we had very little design expertise with Korean, a written language that is very different from its East Asian siblings. We…
  • Sites We Like: Levle Frames + Wood&Faulk

    Sally Kerrigan
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    Sometimes the everyday objects around us are so ubiquitous, we forget about the hard work and design that goes into them. In this week’s Sites We Like, picture frames and handcrafted accessories take a moment in the spotlight. Levle Frames Freight Sans is an elegant, tasteful heading choice on the Levle Frames website, which (unsurprisingly, considering their love for artwork) demonstrates a good eye for visual composition as well. The body text contrasts nicely in soft, sturdy FF Tisa. Wood&Faulk Fierce attention to detail is evident in the Wood&Faulk shop, and we love that…
  • Introducing Typekit Studio

    Libby Nicholaou
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    It was exactly one year ago, at Brooklyn Beta 2013, that we first made the idea of the Typekit pop-up library a reality. Over the past year, the library has traveled to An Event Apart, TYPO San Francisco and Berlin, Beyond Tellerrand, Adobe MAX, TypeCon, and many other wonderful conferences. After observing how much people have enjoyed being able to interact with the physical copies of books in our library, we wanted to offer another way for people to experience what Typekit is all about. We’re adding a new component to the library setup, called Typekit Studio. Since it’s difficult to…
  • Working Late: Coworking night at Makeshift Society

    Libby Nicholaou
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    For the third event in our series at Makeshift Society Brooklyn, we’re going to put some of the ideas from the first two events into practice and get hands-on with the creative process — specifically, in the context of YOUR projects. Bring your computer, your sketches, your notebook, or just your brain, and get ready to discuss your work and hear about what other folks are working on during this evening of coworking, networking, and support. We’ll have tacos from Lonestar Taco and drinks on hand for fuel, and team members from Typekit, Behance, and Creative Cloud will be on…
 
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    Design is Kinky

  • Lynx Expression giveaway

    Andrew
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    The guys at Lynx are not only making your pits smell nice, but they’re working with a bunch of cool artists to make some products under the Expression Series. They’ve kindly given Design is Kinky five t-shirts and five posters by Sheryo & The Yok to give away to our lovely followers. Head over to their Instagram and make an interesting comment, also making sure to include @designiskinky in your post and you might be lucky enough to win.
  • Nowherefamous t-shirts

    Andrew
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Our mates at Nowherefamous have just created a couple new t-shirts, one shown in the image above. They’re still sorting out an online store but if you are keen on more info send an email to info@nowherefamous.com for details.
  • Matthew Grabelsky

    Andrew
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Great paintings by Matthew Grabelsky.
  • Trent Whitehead

    Andrew
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:19 pm
    The Mild Manners crew have a new space opening up in Sydney soon and to kick it off they have a show with Aussie artist Trent Whitehead. It opens next week on the 25th. Don’t miss it.
  • Study Of Hair [Melb 26/9]

    Andrew
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:55 pm
 
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    Gary Hustwit

  • The Design Trilogy in Seoul

    Gary Hustwit
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:18 am
    We’re pleased to announce a week of screenings of Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized in Seoul, South Korea, October 1-5, at the new Dongdaemun Design Plaza designed by Zaha Hadid. It’s all part of the DDP Open Market, with lots of other events and pop-up shops. Special screenings October 1st and 2nd, hosted by Gary Hustwit. Tickets are free, for details see the DDP Open Market site. The post The Design Trilogy in Seoul appeared first on Gary Hustwit.
  • An update on the interviews book

    Gary Hustwit
    6 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Greetings friends, hope you’re all well. It’s been a busy summer here in New York, we’ve been continuing with our editing work on the book, and our friends at Build have been refining the book’s design. It’s looking really great, we’ve carried over the cover font, Maison Neue by Timo Gaessner, into the book’s interior text and chapter headings. Like so: Yep, a sans serif font for body copy. Go figure. And even though the printing costs are much lower in Asia, we’re committed to printing the book here in North America. One advantage is a much…
  • Massimo Vignelli, 1931-2014

    Gary Hustwit
    29 May 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Last spring I spent a day photographing designer and friend Massimo Vignelli, one of the featured designers in my film Helvetica, who passed away this week at the age of 83. I’ve posted a few of those photos, and my thoughts on his passing. My condolences to his wife Lella and their family. He will be deeply missed. The post Massimo Vignelli, 1931-2014 appeared first on Gary Hustwit.
  • Urbanized at the San Diego Design Film Festival

    Gary Hustwit
    29 May 2014 | 11:25 am
    Join the organizers of the San Diego Design Film Festival for cocktails, hors d’ouvres and a special screening of Urbanized. Part of their “In Case You Missed It” series. Tuesday, June 10, 6pm. More info and tickets here. The post Urbanized at the San Diego Design Film Festival appeared first on Gary Hustwit.
  • Free screening of Objectified in NYC, May 11th

    Gary Hustwit
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    NYC friends, check out a free screening of Objectified at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, May 11th, 3:30pm during BKLN Designs. Get more info. BKLN Designs is an internationally renowned juried exhibition of designs from the most innovative Brooklyn-based furnishing designers and manufacturers. Over the past decade, BKLYN DESIGNS has grown to be one of the biggest design shows in the country, and this year will feature 60 exhibitors, including the latest contemporary furniture, lighting, carpet and flooring, wall coverings, tabletop/outdoor furniture, and accessories crafted in Brooklyn.
 
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    Ralf Herrmann: Wayfinding & Typography

  • The Pronunciation of European Typefaces (Extended YouTube version)

    Ralf Herrmann
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:24 am
    Last year I posted a couple of MP3 files with the pronunciation of European typeface namens which are either German, French or Italien. I extended this selection and put it together as a YouTube video with type specimen images for each of the now 37 typefaces. Enjoy! Tweet
  • Historic “ASCII art” made with a Monotype machine

    Ralf Herrmann
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:47 am
    We all know ASCII art – the creation of computer images with a limited set of Latin letters. But this film from 1939 shows that even Monotype machines where used to create such pictures. Enjoy! Tweet
  • Capital Sharp S designs. The good, the bad and the ugly.

    Ralf Herrmann
    18 Nov 2013 | 4:40 am
    Two years ago I wrote an article with suggestions on how to design a Capital Sharp S (ẞ). Now that over 400 new type families with support for this new character have been released, I thought it would be a good time to review, how the typedesigners have drawn their Capital Sharp S. At first, […]
  • Pictures from the Lettergieterij Amsterdam

    Ralf Herrmann
    15 Oct 2013 | 6:40 am
      The above images are from the 1916 type specimen book “Letterproef der Lettergieterij Amsterdam, vorheen N. Tetterode” Tweet
  • Legibility Research: Type Design for Children with Low Vision

    Ralf Herrmann
    1 Oct 2013 | 5:41 am
    In the last years, Ann Bessemans from Belgium researched how people, especially children with low vision, read type and how this is affected by the design of typefaces. In this guest article she explains her research and findings, and introduces her typeface Matilda, that was developed as a result of the research.  My PhD research […]
 
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    Type Specimen Pool

  • Bowling Script

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Ale Paul has added a photo to the pool: Get a license at www.myfonts.com/fonts/sudtipos/bowling-script/ About the typeface There is plenty of lyric and literature about looking over one’s shoulder in contemplation. What would you have done differently if you knew then what you know now? This is the kind of question that comes out of nowhere. When it does and whether its context is personal or professional make very little difference. It’s a question that can cause emotions to rise and passions to run hot. It can trigger priority shifts and identity crises. It’s never easy to answer.
  • Ready to flash?

    13 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    Peter Van Lancker has added a photo to the pool: Making photopolymer characters.
  • Silca Floor Pump

    2 Oct 2014 | 9:23 pm
    ddsiple has added a photo to the pool: Silca is under new ownership in Indianapolis...it would be wonderful if they brought back the classic frame pump, only with a metal barrel. In the meantime I'll start looking for clamps to attach this to my Paramount.
  • Inka Italic in progress

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Carnoky Samo has added a photo to the pool:
  • Akzidenz Grotesk Medium

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Dunwich Type has added a photo to the pool: From dailytypespecimen.com
 
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    TypeCulture Latest News Feed

  • TypeCulture Web Fonts

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    Adobe Typekit is now providing delivery & subscriptions of TypeCulture fonts for the web, desktop sync and mobile apps. Kinesis Pro, Expo Serif Pro, Expo Sans Pro, Expo Sans Pro Condensed, Phoreus Cherokee, Alphatier Pro, Latienne Pro and Tacitus Pro are ready for your website.
  • New: Phoreus Cherokee

    30 Jun 2014 | 8:49 am
    TypeCulture’s newest type family is an innovative design for the Cherokee language. Read the intriguing story behind Phoreus Cherokee and download the specimen PDF in the Foundry.
  • TypeCulture Movies Back Online

    18 Aug 2013 | 11:13 am
    Our movies are back! Updated and with a larger aspect ratio, they're ready to be projected to an entire classroom.
  • Join Us On Facebook!

    12 Jul 2011 | 12:29 pm
    Just a reminder: all TypeCulture news items (both the significant and the less significant), as well as interesting type-related stories and online discoveries (with links and pictures!) can be found on the TypeCulture Facebook page.
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    You Should Like Type Too

  • Happy Saturday

    Rob
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    From Berlin. And the full version:
  • There’s a moth & a frog on the window…

    Rob
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    There’s a moth & a frog on the window of the hotel and the moth is bigger. #IncredibleIndia
  • Matthew Carter in the pathetic Esquire

    Rob
    4 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    This post comes in short parts: Part 1: Esquire – Most Uncreative Magazine of the Year Esquire UK has a special “Black Book” biannual edition that is a “style manual for successful men”. This issue produced the the strongest visceral reaction I’ve ever had to a major magazine. I was shocked to see the lazy trend following, lack of any taste, creativity, or unique style from these guys. Art Director Nick Millington, Deputy Art Director Peter Ainsworth, and Designer Anup Parmar should all have their computers confiscated and thrown into the Thames. None of…
  • Literally watching water boil is a…

    Rob
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Literally watching water boil is a tourist attraction in #Wisconsin
  • I’m so high right now.

    Rob
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:25 pm
    From the 103rd floor at the Willis Tower.
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    The FontGear Blog

  • 365 Paintings for Ants

    fontgear
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    A short film by Gareth Pon about artist Lorraine Loots. At the beginning of 2013, she began to paint one miniature painting a day. You can actually purchase from a limited number of her prints, or book a day on her website.
  • Packages That Pop: COS

    fontgear
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    COS is a partner company to H&M. Their website is fresh and unexpected. But what we love most is this series of promotional videos they have made – especially their most recent: The Sounds of COS Video by Lernert & Sander
  • Typeface Tuesday: Ryman Eco

    fontgear
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:13 pm
    It’s Typeface Tuesday on a Wednesday! This short documentary was too good to save for next week, so here it is a little early – or late? Ryman Eco was designed specifically to reduce the environmental impact of printing. You can also download it for free at their website here.
  • Daily Doodle Gram

    fontgear
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    This short documentary by Like Knows Like follows Geffen Refauli - a freelance illustrator in Tel Aviv, Isreal who started a project on instagram called @DailyDoodleGram.
  • Typeface Tuesday: Strukture

    fontgear
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Strukture designed by Bonnie Cheng. “Strukture is a typeface design best used as a display font in a medium to large size; suitable for posters and headings. Each letter is designed with a simplified form, contrasting solid shapes to light line formations, giving the typeface a structural quality.” ~Bonnie Cheng
 
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    I Love Typography

  • The First Female Typographer

    johno
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    In the fifteenth century women had few career opportunities. Few, bar those in the higher social classes were even sent to school, and women were not admitted to universities (Oxford university didn’t permit women to matriculate or graduate until 1920). Their options were very limited and pessimistically and perhaps a little exaggeratedly summed up by Sherrill Cohen, who wrote that medieval women faced just three options: ‘marriage, monasticism, and prostitution.’ (Cohen, p. 170). For those who did not join a convent, marriage came early: ‘an unmarried girl of sixteen or seventeen was…
  • This Week in Fonts

    Sean Mitchell
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    A contemporary family from Commercial Type, a connected script by Lián Types, an ambitious sans from Hoftype, a roughed up family by Fontfabric, a hard-working serif from House Industries, a sophisticated sans by Typetanic, a historical stencil face from Storm, and an expressive family by Andinistas.Commercial Type: DarbyDesigned by Dan Milne & Paul BarnesA contemporary family of two related sans serifs: one is the functional Darby Sans; the other a refined display version for large sizes, where the contrast is dramatically higher.Lián Types: SelfieDesigned by Maximiliano…
  • The Questa Project

    johno
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:24 am
    The three members of the Questa familyThe Questa Project is a type design adventure by Dutch type designers Jos Buivenga and Martin Majoor. Their collaboration began in 2010 using Buivenga’s initial sketches for a squarish Didot-like display typeface as a starting point. It was a perfect base on which to apply Majoor’s type design philosophy that a serif typeface is a logical starting point for creating a sans serif version and not the other way around. The extensive Questa family includes serif, sans, and display typefaces.Questa, a serifed typefaceThe initial sketches of QuestaFirst of…
  • Type on Screen

    johno
    3 Oct 2014 | 4:09 am
    By the 1990s, CD-ROMs and the Internet turned computer screens into the final display substrate. Those were the dark ages of on-screen typography. Designers traded in low-res compromise, bending to the will of fours, the tyranny of the pixel. Endless hours were spent on what my colleagues and I affectionately called “fat-bitting.” It was an activity hardly worth the effort. We were masons, chipping and shifting single pixels — fixing what the screen did to otherwise well intentioned letterforms. “I could be at the bar, but no… I have to fat-bit this shitty logo.”But the…
  • This Month in Typography

    Alec Julien
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:38 am
    Welcome to a new monthly roundup of type-related info and entertainment. (This will be in addition to Sean Mitchell’s excellent This Week in Fonts feature.) This month, we have movies (about sign painters, and Eric and John Gill), books (about Porchez, Baskerville, Spiekermann, and typewriter art, as well as books by Steven Heller and Gail Anderson), a Flickr group that points at things, a free typography course with Ellen Lupton, ladies of letterpress, medieval marginalia, all sorts of lettering and typography, some fun new fonts, and more.Sign Painters: The MovieClick here to view the…
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    TypeEd: Fundamentals of Typography » Rag Right

  • I Can’t Live Without Your Face

    Rachel Elnar
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Univers Font Study by Rachel Galindo. “My favorite typefaces switch over time. Right now, I find myself turning to Univers (Adrian Frutiger, 1957) pretty regularly. With such a large family (21 faces), it can serve so many purposes. And I love that it's available in condensed and extended too. Clean and readable, it's a good workhorse.” — John Clifford, Owner at Think Studio
  • Typography Learned Through The Trade

    Michael Stinson
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:27 pm
    To me, Southern California was a typographically-starved land. I thought for years that if I had more of the work, I could help make my environment look better. Like a one-man band, tooting my own horn for years, I'd been trying to do it all on my own.
  • Sara Pastrana Mends Curse Words

    Rachel Elnar
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Sara Pastrana works as a senior designer for a non-profit in Santa Monica designing publications and create branding for events. She enjoys working at her "regular" job during the week where my designs are to fit within a defined structure. And then she works on her personal design projects that combine both craft and design where she's free to go as far as her imagination can go. And, far, she does go.
  • The In-House Type: USC University Communications

    Rachel Elnar
    9 Aug 2014 | 5:27 pm
    "Two words: Flex Friday," says Sheharazad Fleming, Art Director at USC. "We tend to slow down a bit over the month of July, during which, our creatives are each encouraged to take a Friday break from the office to seek out inspiration."
  • The In-House Type: The Hollywood Reporter

    Rachel Elnar
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:03 pm
    "In my experience, learning and enhancing typography skills comes fairly organically from working on pages for the magazine every day," says Kelsey Stefanson, Assistant Art Director at The Hollywood Reporter. "It's a fun 'learn the rules before you can break them' environment." Typography is truly integrated with the business of editorial design, because your goal is to create interaction with the reader. That's why TypeEd spoke to Stefanson about how The Hollywood Reporter keeps typography fresh in their work.
 
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