Typography

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  • Sites We Like: Type Genius & Typeplate

    The Typekit Blog
    Sally Kerrigan
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    Now that the year is winding down, many of us are thinking back on what we learned about type in 2014. Looking for ways to learn more? In this week’s Sites We Like, you can check out a couple of fun type references we found. Better yet, look how they practice what they preach with some nice type choices of their own. Type Genius Type Genius is a lot of fun to play with; begin with a “starter font” on the pull-down list, and get a neat list of suggested type pairings with examples. The header text is in Adelle Sans; beyond that, the typefaces you’ll see are completely…
  • Webfonts with Stylistic Sets

    H&Co | News, Notes & Observations
    hoefler@typography.com
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Now there’s a way to transform your web typography at the touch of a button: introducing Stylistic Sets for webfonts at Cloud.typography. In search of the perfect form for each of a font’s thousands of characters, typeface designers sometimes encounter questions that have more than one answer. Perhaps a flowery capital Q captures a font’s elegance, but one with a shorter tail is more practical when there’s no room for flourish. Perhaps a smart and serious typeface suddenly becomes cool and playful, with a subtle alteration to its lowercase a. H&Co loves making…
  • The first Bible set in roman type

    I Love Typography
    johno
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:25 am
    Sweynheym and Pannartz are credited with introducing printing to Italy via their press at the monastery of Santa Scolastica at Subiaco, outside of Rome in 1465. They appear to have been relatively successful, even sending quite a number of their books to Rome itself. However, in 1467 they move their press to Rome, where by […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. The first Bible set in roman type
  • Great Little Place - Britain & Ireland Lettering Map

    Typography Served
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:39 am
  • The Editors: AIGA Centennial

    Design Observer: Main Posts
    Design Observer
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Celebrating the AIGA Centennial
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    I Love Typography

  • The first Bible set in roman type

    johno
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:25 am
    Sweynheym and Pannartz are credited with introducing printing to Italy via their press at the monastery of Santa Scolastica at Subiaco, outside of Rome in 1465. They appear to have been relatively successful, even sending quite a number of their books to Rome itself. However, in 1467 they move their press to Rome, where by […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. The first Bible set in roman type
  • This Month in Typography

    Alec Julien
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:13 am
    Welcome to this month’s roundup of type-related info and entertainment. Today, we dip our toes into some controversial typographic decision making over at Apple; we talk about typography as a societal problem solver (or not); we discuss the evolution of emoji and the invention of the octothorpe; we show you type made out of hands, […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. This Month in Typography
  • Notes on the first Italic

    johno
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:59 am
    St. Catherine, bad feet, & the first italic Whenever we think about the invention of the italic typeface we invariably think of the year 1501, when the italic type, commissioned by Aldus Manutius and cut by Griffo, was employed to set a new series of small pocket books, first published in 1501. Aldus, writing to his […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. Notes on the first Italic
  • Letters in Wonderhand

    johno
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Although I’m always dealing with letters in my work, embarking on a type design project is rather the exception. My main occupation, ‘Lettering’, varies from commission to commission and projects tend to last for short periods of time with widely different outcomes. Type projects normally extend for a longer period of time and, from my […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. Letters in Wonderhand
  • New Fonts 1

    johno
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:20 am
    It’s been a good couple of months for font releases. And there are many more than I could list here (and many more that I am, unfortunately, blissfully unaware of). I can hardly keep up. Anyway, here are eight typefaces (comprising a total 126 fonts) that caught my eye. I no longer do comments on […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. New Fonts 1
 
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    H&Co | News, Notes & Observations

  • Webfonts with Stylistic Sets

    hoefler@typography.com
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Now there’s a way to transform your web typography at the touch of a button: introducing Stylistic Sets for webfonts at Cloud.typography. In search of the perfect form for each of a font’s thousands of characters, typeface designers sometimes encounter questions that have more than one answer. Perhaps a flowery capital Q captures a font’s elegance, but one with a shorter tail is more practical when there’s no room for flourish. Perhaps a smart and serious typeface suddenly becomes cool and playful, with a subtle alteration to its lowercase a. H&Co loves making…
  • Introducing Quarto

    hoefler@typography.com
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    Meet Quarto, a new family of display faces. Dutch Old Styles are marvelous and versatile typefaces, and one of typography’s dominant species. The style, which dates to the late sixteenth century, features a large lowercase, compact descenders, and a dense texture, together making them an excellent choice for setting headlines. We had the opportunity to explore the style when we were commissioned to create an original typeface for Portfolio magazine, a business title launched by Condé Nast, and designed by Robert Priest and Grace Lee. From out of this work comes Quarto®, a new…
  • Toward a Philosophy of Webfonts: A Lecture at Beyond Tellerrand, Berlin

    hoefler@typography.com
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    If you’ll be in Berlin next week, I hope you’ll join me and my fellow speakers for Beyond Tellerrand, the design technology conference that’s quickly become a favorite locus for interesting design thinking. Equal measures of visual design and web technology always combine for an inspiring and provocative couple of days. I’ll be talking about webfonts, and a critical framework that I’ve found useful in understanding their intentions and assessing their quality. And if all goes well this week, I’m hoping to have the opportunity to introduce some new…
  • Cloud.typography Browser Support Now Goes to 11

    hoefler@typography.com
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:57 am
    Cloud.typography now supports even more integrated browsers, like the ones built into web development tools and mobile apps. Cloud.typography is designed to identify the type of browser viewing a web page, and to respond with exactly the right kind of fonts. This offers advantages in terms of both render quality and filesize: IE6 for Windows gets the additional help it needs to render small type crisply, and Safari for iOS gets fonts that aren’t encumbered by excess data. Now, we’ve supplemented Cloud.typography’s long list of browsers and font types with a safety net,…
  • What’s Cooking

    hoefler@typography.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Menu typography at discover.typography If you’ve ever dated a graphic designer, this has likely happened to you. You’re seated comfortably at a charming restaurant, presented with menus, and you watch as your companion scans up and down the entrées. Menus are flipped over, brows furrow; eyeglasses are lifted as eyes squint at the details. You catch an occasional “huh” that suggests the discerning judgment of the true connoisseur, and think you’re in for a treat. “See anything you like?” you ask innocently. “I like the italic small caps on…
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    The Typekit Blog

  • Sites We Like: Type Genius & Typeplate

    Sally Kerrigan
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    Now that the year is winding down, many of us are thinking back on what we learned about type in 2014. Looking for ways to learn more? In this week’s Sites We Like, you can check out a couple of fun type references we found. Better yet, look how they practice what they preach with some nice type choices of their own. Type Genius Type Genius is a lot of fun to play with; begin with a “starter font” on the pull-down list, and get a neat list of suggested type pairings with examples. The header text is in Adelle Sans; beyond that, the typefaces you’ll see are completely…
  • A fresh collaboration for better type UI

    Matthew Rechs
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Choosing a typeface is really just the first of many design decisions you can make when setting type. Ever since 1996, when Adobe began developing the first OpenType fonts in collaboration with Microsoft, type developers have added features like stylistic alternates, old style numerals, and discretionary ligatures to the font files. Informed use of these features can truly bring out the personality of a typeface… so long as the software you use makes those features easy to view and enable. We’ve heard loud and clear that many people feel Adobe hasn’t done enough to make…
  • New fonts on Typekit: Bookmania, Servus Slab, & Madre Script

    Ivan Bettger
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:42 am
    Happy Holidays! Here’s a gift for you all: New fonts on Typekit! We’ve added these to our full library, and they’re all available for web and desktop sync. Bookmania from Mark Simonson Studio Bookman Oldstyle, designed in the early 1900s, has been revived a few times in the past century. But never has it been given the refinement, embellishment, and liveliness as Mark Simonson’s revival, Bookmania. It comes in five weights and accompanying non-cursive italics, and is packed with a dizzying number of swashes and stylistic alternates — outlined in the specimen PDF.
  • New from Typekit: Get early access to new web font subsetting options

    Gregor Kaplan
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:35 am
    We’re pleased to announce some major improvements to our language subsetting options for web fonts. These changes will allow you to fine-tune the characters and OpenType features you include in your kits, so you can deliver content in more languages while serving much smaller fonts to your users. This is great news for kit sizes, and paves the way for some really exciting features to come. Subsetting is one of our most requested features, and we think it’ll be hugely valuable to everyone who publishes web fonts through Typekit. We still have a few last touches to make on the user…
  • Sites We Like: Cockscomb & Thistle

    Sally Kerrigan
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    We talk about food a lot here at Typekit HQ, and we love it when good food and typography align. We spent a while perusing both of these featured websites; we’ll leave it for you to decide whether we were studying their type pairings or their hours of operation. Cockscomb Restaurant Small caps, big personality: Cockscomb restaurant uses English Small Caps all over their website in an unusual pairing with Brandon Grotesque, resulting in a distinctive character for the page—warm, confident, and slightly offbeat. (The stern-looking rooster helps, too.) Thistle With a tempting rainbow of…
 
 
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    Design is Kinky

  • 21 Dec 2014 | 4:05 pm

    AJ
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Australian artist Lucy Hardie creates beautifully detailed drawings.
  • Gregory Jacobsen

    AJ
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Check out the bizarre world of artist Gregory Jacobsen.
  • Ben Tolman

    AJ
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Crazy line-work and detail from Washington based artist Ben Tolman.
  • Ewelina Koszykowska

    AJ
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Stunning paintings by Polish born, London based artist Ewelina Koszykowska.
  • Pat Perry

    AJ
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:12 pm
    How did we not know about Pat Perry? Better late than never I guess. Check out the work of this Michigan based artist for yourself.
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    Jean François Porchez

  • ECV 2014 students presentations

    Jean François Porchez
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:08 am
    Recent projects from the third class of #ecvmdt2015 (master in typographic design started in early 2012). Our topics cover typography in many area as possible: identity, editorial project, signage, events identity. In addition we teach them lettering, and typeface design. We invite also several professional to present they work and share experiences. In next February 2015, we will comeback to New York for visits and masterclasses at the TDC.
  • La typographie comme point de passage stratégique: visible en ligne

    Jean François Porchez
    1 Dec 2014 | 10:59 am
    L’école de Condé m’avait invité dans le cadre de leur cycle de conférences Mardis du Design, le 18 novembre 2014. Cette conférence est disponible en ligne.
  • Présentation Master Design Typographique ECV 2016

    Jean François Porchez
    30 Nov 2014 | 10:10 am
    Cette présentation interne au sein de l’ECV permet de présenter en 10 mn les grandes lignes du programme que 20 étudiants suivront à partir de janvier 2015.
  • Introducing Nespresso typeface

    Jean François Porchez
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:21 pm
    The bespoke Nespresso alphabet can be definited as geometric mono-linear typeface. Some of its details come from vernacular italian lettering style, when other elements are typical from Art-déco style. Nespresso use typical Italian vocabulary for its products, following the same path, Nespresso typeface aim is to strenghten Italian typographic style, even as a delicate, subtile homage to the home of the best coffee in the world.
  • Mencken Pro preview

    Jean François Porchez
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:38 am
    Mencken is a typeface designed originally for the Baltimore Sun in 2005. Less than 10 years later, after many months of labor, the outlines of the 8 masters are ready today. Next step will be kerning, intermediate Subhead masters and bunch intermediate weights. Then, will come the Condensed versions.
 
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    Gary Hustwit

  • Interviews Book Update

    Gary Hustwit
    29 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    Hello friends, hope you’re all well. So we were hoping to go to press with the book earlier this month, but we’re still putting the finishing touches on it. One issue is the length of the book: it’s gotten longer… much longer. I’d originally estimated it would be approximately 400 to 500 pages long. Well, it’s actually going to be closer to 700 pages! We’ve experimented with font size and other ways to be more economical with page space, but there’s no getting around the fact that there’s a tremendous amount of information in it. And while…
  • Alejandro Aravena TED Talk

    Gary Hustwit
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    Urbanized star Alejandro Aravena of Elemental has a new TED Talk up, in which he discusses his continued activities in social housing and participatory design. The post Alejandro Aravena TED Talk appeared first on 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.
 
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    Ralf Herrmann: Wayfinding & Typography

  • Walbaum—the Man and the Typeface

    Ralf Herrmann
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    I put together a video explaining the development of the Walbaum Antiqua typeface and the style of the modern typefaces. Make sure to turn on HD to see the type specimen images in full resolution. Tweet
  • 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
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    Typophile - News

  • Lost Doves Press Fount Of Type Resurfaces

    joe graham_typespec
    3 Dec 2014 | 1:53 am
    More information about the recovery of this iconic metal type: http://www.typespec.co.uk/recovering-the-doves-type/ AttachmentSize Doves announcement.pdf17.74 KB
  • Monotype’s Quire Sans typeface is an intuitive blend of old & new

    Monotype
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:48 am
    Inspired by the classic proportions of traditional book typography, and crafted for today’s digital landscape, the newest release from the Monotype Studio is the Quire Sans™ typeface. Designed by Jim Ford, the family of 20 fonts is a typeface for all media, suitable for everything from branding, advertising and packaging, to displays, user interfaces, billboards, signage and environmental graphics. See the Quire Sans digital specimen: http://www.monotype.com/studio/quire-sans/ Download the typeface: http://www.fonts.com/font/monotype/quire-sans Read the press release:…
  • Monotype’s Allan Haley will Present at HOW Design Live in Boston

    Monotype
    9 May 2014 | 9:38 am
    Monotype’s Director of Words and Letters, Allan Haley, will Present “Typographic Master Lessons” on May 13, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., at the Hynes Convention Center. Allan’s presentation will offer sage advice, design solutions and typographic inspiration from some of the most highly regarded design teachers and mentors, including Gail Anderson, Kit Hinrichs, DJ Stout, Michael Osborne, Carin Goldberg, Sean Anderson and Erik Spiekermann. For more information on HOW Design Live, visit http://www.howdesignlive.com For more information on Allan’s presentation, please read the press release…
  • The Creation Of The World. Illustrated Manuscripts from the Braginsky Collection A special exhibition at Jewish Museum Berlin

    patrick.s
    8 May 2014 | 10:13 am
    The Exhibition René Braginsky has compiled his spectacular collection of Hebrew manuscripts over a period of more than three decades. It includes medieval documents, artfully prepared wedding contracts, richly illustrated scrolls, illuminated manuscripts, and rare prints. The collection is characterized by a particular connection between text and art, as these Hebrew scriptures were often decorated with very elaborate illustrations. The focus is on illustrated manuscripts that originated in central and northern Europe of the 18th century showing high points of Jewish manuscript art. All the…
  • Century: 100 Years Of Type In Design Opens May 1

    Monotype
    29 Apr 2014 | 1:55 pm
    http://www.aiga.org/century-exhibition/ Interest in type, typefaces, typography and fonts has grown far beyond the graphic design community, yet few truly understand how and why these vital components of design are created and applied. This exhibition, organized by Monotype and designed by Pentagram for the AIGA National Design Center, celebrates 100 years of type as a constant influence in the world around us. Gathering rare and unique works from premier archives in the United States and London, Century will serve as the hub of a series of presentations, workshops and events held at the AIGA…
 
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    Type Specimen Pool

  • 1960's Campagnolo seat post logo

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:18 pm
    ddsiple has added a photo to the pool:
  • Haas Unica

    21 Dec 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Nick Sherman has added a photo to the pool: Photographed in the Lubalin Center at Cooper Union
  • Haas Unica

    21 Dec 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Nick Sherman has added a photo to the pool: Photographed in the Lubalin Center at Cooper Union
  • Individual character set per 2 children

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Peter Van Lancker has added a photo to the pool: Typography @ primary school, set is 29.7 on 29.7 cm.
  • Bridgestone Poster No. 2 1994

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:33 am
    ddsiple has added a photo to the pool: Bridgestone poster No. 2 as it appeared in the 1994 Bridgestone Bicycle Catalogue. Created by Christopher Wormell. It was offered in 24" x 36" FOR $8.00 at the time. 3000 printed.
 
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    The FontGear Blog

  • Typeface Tuesday: Aqua Grotesque

    fontgear
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Aqua Grotesque designed by Laura Pol. Click here for free download.
  • Dangerdust

    fontgear
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Dangerdust is a duo of two annonymous college seniors that created a collection of chalkboard pieces. “In our final year at Columbus College of Art & Design we brought it upon ourselves to create a chalkboard every week. We took over the chalkboard on the third floor of Crane and every Monday a new board would appear.” Some of their pieces took up to eleven hours to complete, and have incredible depth for using only chalk. A few examples are below. You can also follow Dangerdust on Instagram and Behance.
  • Free Font: South Rose

    fontgear
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    Designed by Sydney Goldstein. You can download South Rose here.
  • Packages That Pop: Ona

    fontgear
    1 Nov 2014 | 7:38 am
    Ona is a shining example of a business that has put incredible attention to detail in their branding. The consistency and quality shown through their website, Facebook page and products are just some of what makes this camera bag company ‘pop’.
  • 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.
 
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    I Love Typography

  • The first Bible set in roman type

    johno
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:25 am
    Sweynheym and Pannartz are credited with introducing printing to Italy via their press at the monastery of Santa Scolastica at Subiaco, outside of Rome in 1465. They appear to have been relatively successful, even sending quite a number of their books to Rome itself. However, in 1467 they move their press to Rome, where by […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. The first Bible set in roman type
  • This Month in Typography

    Alec Julien
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:13 am
    Welcome to this month’s roundup of type-related info and entertainment. Today, we dip our toes into some controversial typographic decision making over at Apple; we talk about typography as a societal problem solver (or not); we discuss the evolution of emoji and the invention of the octothorpe; we show you type made out of hands, […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. This Month in Typography
  • Notes on the first Italic

    johno
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:59 am
    St. Catherine, bad feet, & the first italic Whenever we think about the invention of the italic typeface we invariably think of the year 1501, when the italic type, commissioned by Aldus Manutius and cut by Griffo, was employed to set a new series of small pocket books, first published in 1501. Aldus, writing to his […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. Notes on the first Italic
  • Letters in Wonderhand

    johno
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Although I’m always dealing with letters in my work, embarking on a type design project is rather the exception. My main occupation, ‘Lettering’, varies from commission to commission and projects tend to last for short periods of time with widely different outcomes. Type projects normally extend for a longer period of time and, from my […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. Letters in Wonderhand
  • New Fonts 1

    johno
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:20 am
    It’s been a good couple of months for font releases. And there are many more than I could list here (and many more that I am, unfortunately, blissfully unaware of). I can hardly keep up. Anyway, here are eight typefaces (comprising a total 126 fonts) that caught my eye. I no longer do comments on […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. New Fonts 1
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    TypeEd: Fundamentals of Typography » Rag Right

  • 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."
  • Quiosco: Quirky And Lovable

    Michael Stinson
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:12 am
    Type designer Cyrus Highsmith designed Quiosco to withstand the rigors of printing on cheap paper with high-speed web presses. This transitional serif was constructed specifically for readability at small sizes, revealed by its narrow character spacing and contrasting character outline with the counter shape.
  • Mark Caneso Swashes Surfside

    Rachel Elnar
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Originally from Southern California, Mark Canesco graduated from Otis College of Art and Design in 2004 and then started a hybrid business after school. He is currently living in Oahu, Hawaii and freelances with some agencies and has his own clients. He also runs a digital type lab—ps.Type—which offers custom type design and retail products.
  • 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
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    Typewolf Blog

  • The Best Typography-Based Sites of November

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This is the tenth 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 October here. The New Wave Company Noe Display is a distinctive display face with its pointy triangular serifs. I think it pairs well with the quirky open-source font Karla. My only nitpick about the type is how the paragraph line length expands to fill the browser window — on a smaller screen it’s not an issue but on a large…
  • The Best Typography-Based Sites of October

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This is the ninth 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 September here. Generation Press Poynings is a nice stencil typeface from Colophon Foundry, although it doesn’t seem to be available for purchase on their site. It’s most likely a custom face as Generation Press use it for their print collateral and their studio is located in a town called Poynings. Hopefully it will be available…
  • Will Google Fonts Ever Be Shut Down?

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Google Fonts service has been immensely popular with web designers ever since it first launched in May of 2010. And for good reason. There are no accounts to sign up for and no monthly fees like there are with other web font services. Just add a single line of code to your website and you have at your disposal a huge selection of free fonts that display beautifully on screen. But all of this begs the question: why is Google in the fonts game? What do they have to gain by hosting fonts for millions of websites for free? Is Google in this for the long haul or will Google Fonts eventually…
  • TEFF Lexicon – The World's Most Expensive Typeface

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I first encountered TEFF Lexicon when type designer Kris Sowersby chose it as one of his top three favorites typefaces. Having never heard of Lexicon or TEFF (the foundry that released Lexicon), I decided to do a bit of Googling around. I discovered a very beautiful typeface, but was a bit taken aback by the price — $391 for a single cut or $4,996 for the complete family. In the days of Ten Dollar Fonts (apparently designed by “typographers” rather than type designers), selling a typeface for $4,996 seems a little crazy… Lexicon sample sheet. Source: teff.nl. How Much…
  • 24 Independent Type Foundries That Monotype Doesn't Own

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The type community has been in a bit of an uproar after last week’s news of the acquisition of FontShop by Monotype. FontShop’s FontFont library was the world’s largest independent collection of original typefaces while Monotype is a huge publicly traded company that already owns the Linotype, ITC, Ascender and Bitstream type libraries. I’ve seen responses ranging from light-hearted jabs about Erik Spiekermann “cashing out” to extreme tirades against capitalism. Lyle Lanley explaining what the name Monotype means. FontShop claims that they are now more…
 
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