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    I LOVE TYPOGRAPHY
    Sean Mitchell
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    A friendly brush script by Nikola Giacintová, a new classic from Jason Vandenberg, a flexible sans by Fatype, fluid & friendly structure from Latinotype, a new sans by Monotype, a multi-colored face from Underware, an elegant serif by FontFont, and a practical sans from Ludwig Type. Nikola Giacintová: Rukola Designed by Nikola Giacintová Rukola is a friendly brush script that follows in the footsteps of sign painting. Jason Vandenberg: Bodoni Sans Designed by Jason Vandenberg Bodoni Sans is a new classic built on the foundation of two centuries of history. Fatype: Beausite Designed by…
  • Football as Football

    H&FJ | News, Notes & Observations
    williams@typography.com
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    How six designers in Minneapolis crashed the American sports vernacular with the grandest graphic traditions of European football. {image_1} As the World Cup winds down, many Americans will turn from the excitement and agony of football to another beloved pastime: football. American football, to be precise. This year, six Minneapolis co-workers have combined these obsessions with their love of design into a single experience called Football as Football, which reimagines the logos of American football teams in the heraldic language of the great European football clubs. Watch as the mascots and…
  • The Adobe Originals Silver Anniversary Story: How the Originals endured in an ever-changing industry

    The Typekit Blog
    Tamye Riggs
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    This is the seventh in a series of articles from Tamye Riggs, a longtime lover of type who is working with us to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Adobe Originals type design program. This post explores multiple master fonts and OpenType, and how the Adobe Type team continued to innovate in type design and font technology. It was certainly one of the striking and exciting things about being there and working with everyone — everyone was passionate about the craft, about making good stuff that would be reliable, and, at the same time, represent an advance in type design.
  • Happy Birthday Mr. Typographica

    Typographica
    Indra Kupferschmid
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am
    The staff has hijacked the blog — this one goes out to Stewf, our relentless purveyor of type news and commentary long and short. (Mostly short these days, so this post is also a reminder what a great platform this site still is. Let’s meet here more often again.) Thank you for everything. All the best to you. And many more happy years in type!
  • Bonnie Siegler: Dear Bonnie: Partnering in Peoria

    Design Observer: Main Posts
    Design Observer
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    What questions do you ask to start a business partnership off right? Dear Bonnie has a few. 
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    I LOVE TYPOGRAPHY

  • This Week in Fonts

    Sean Mitchell
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    A friendly brush script by Nikola Giacintová, a new classic from Jason Vandenberg, a flexible sans by Fatype, fluid & friendly structure from Latinotype, a new sans by Monotype, a multi-colored face from Underware, an elegant serif by FontFont, and a practical sans from Ludwig Type. Nikola Giacintová: Rukola Designed by Nikola Giacintová Rukola is a friendly brush script that follows in the footsteps of sign painting. Jason Vandenberg: Bodoni Sans Designed by Jason Vandenberg Bodoni Sans is a new classic built on the foundation of two centuries of history. Fatype: Beausite Designed by…
  • BundesSans and BundesSerif — truly democratic typefaces

    johno
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Three years ago MetaDesign Berlin asked us to design a custom Serif and Sans typeface for the German federal government. They had been assigned to redevelop the government’s corporate design with the typefaces as part of the update. The project was to cover all communication issued by the government and their ministries, online or offline, national or international. It was a demanding and interesting task. Though we were accustomed to working on projects like these for corporations, we were now asked to design “for the people”. A custom type design job begins with the definition of…
  • This Week in Fonts

    Sean Mitchell
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:07 am
    An Erik Spiekermann exclusive from Hamilton Wood Type, a sturdy slab by Rene Bieder, a high-class display from Avondale Type Co, a brush script by Mika Melvas, a modest slab serif from Type Me Fonts, a monospaced family by Matthew Butterick, a contemporary script from Petra Dočekalová, and a super family by Playtype. Hamilton Wood Type: HWT Artz Designed by Erik Spiekermann HWT Artz was designed by venerable type designer Erik Spiekermann exclusively for his own print studio, specifically to be cut into large size wood type. Rene Bieder: Choplin Designed by Rene Bieder Choplin is a modern…
  • This Week in Fonts

    Sean Mitchell
    7 Jun 2014 | 9:57 am
    A versatile sans from TipoType, a dynamic script by Sudtipos, an extreme display face from Hoefler & Co, a quirky hand-drawn family by Thinkdust, a geometric sans from Mint Type, a pair of playful stencils by Font Bureau, a multi-sources-inspired titling family from Kyle Wayne Benson, and a robust stencil by House Industries. TipoType: Libertad Designed by Fernando Díaz Libertad is a sans-serif that mixes humanist and grotesk models. Sudtipos: Abelina Designed by Yani Arabena & Guille Vizzari Abelina can be used in display sizes for titles where part of the central premise is to…
  • This Week in Fonts

    Sean Mitchell
    29 May 2014 | 6:25 am
    A graceful sans from Typotheque, a modern grotesk by Suitcase Type, a contemporary serif from Bold Monday, a letterpress family by Yellow Design, a versatile sans from Milieu Grotesque, a brush script by Doubletwo, a bold display face from Monokrom, and a modern sign painter family by Kyle Wayne Benson. Typotheque: Valter Designed by Nikola Djurek Valter is a graceful and slightly cheeky collection of sans-serif display fonts inspired by pointed-pen writing. Suitcase Type Foundry: Urban Grotesk Designed by Tomáš Brousil Urban Grotesk attempts to follow the best of traditions of Grotesk…
 
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    H&FJ | News, Notes & Observations

  • Football as Football

    williams@typography.com
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    How six designers in Minneapolis crashed the American sports vernacular with the grandest graphic traditions of European football. {image_1} As the World Cup winds down, many Americans will turn from the excitement and agony of football to another beloved pastime: football. American football, to be precise. This year, six Minneapolis co-workers have combined these obsessions with their love of design into a single experience called Football as Football, which reimagines the logos of American football teams in the heraldic language of the great European football clubs. Watch as the mascots and…
  • Thank You!

    williams@typography.com
    1 Jul 2014 | 2:01 am
    One of the great joys of designing typefaces is seeing them in the wild, and discovering what new voices people have coaxed out of your work. A year ago today, we launched Cloud.typography, and had no idea that we’d be presented with these delights so deeply, so rapidly, and so often: for twelve months, we’ve watched designers sign up for the service one day, build things the next, and deploy their sites the following morning. We’ve seen our letters come to life in ways we’d never imagined, on the sites we use every day, and in new settings that push the boundaries of…
  • New from H&Co: Nitro & Turbo

    williams@typography.com
    3 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    In contrast to our last release, a hundred-style family inspired by tiny engravings on vintage maps, today we’re introducing a two-style family of forward-looking, stadium-sized letters: meet Nitro & Turbo. The irrepressibly energetic Nitro grew out of a commission from Michael Bierut at Pentagram, to create an original typeface for the New York Jets. An unusual project, Nitro started not with a moderate weight roman, but with a black italic, usually the most peripheral member of a type family. Instinctively we felt that Nitro could benefit from a companion design, but what?
  • A New Way to Discover Typography

    williams@typography.com
    13 May 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Something new from the designers at H&Co. A font’s shapes might be designed, but its personality is discovered. It’s only in its natural habitat, surrounded by other typefaces, that a font truly develops a unique voice. For the designers at Hoefler & Co., designing with a font — even while it’s still being drawn — is a vital part of the creative process: seeing how a font performs, especially in the company of other typefaces, helps us better understand its character, articulate its purpose, and perfect its voice. {image_2} Starting today, we’re…
  • Use Fonts on iOS!

    williams@typography.com
    6 May 2014 | 7:40 am
    Now you can install H&Co fonts on your iPhone and iPad, and use them in applications that support fonts. Great mobile apps like Pages, Numbers, and Keynote make it easier than ever to use your iPad and iPhone not just to consume content, but to create it. Typography, a long-missing piece of the puzzle, just got a lot better: starting today, your iOS 7 devices can use all the Hoefler & Co. fonts you’ve ever purchased, and you can install them directly from this site. Free. Using Safari on your iPad or iPhone, head over to your Font Library page. You’ll see a list of fonts…
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    The Typekit Blog

  • The Adobe Originals Silver Anniversary Story: How the Originals endured in an ever-changing industry

    Tamye Riggs
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    This is the seventh in a series of articles from Tamye Riggs, a longtime lover of type who is working with us to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Adobe Originals type design program. This post explores multiple master fonts and OpenType, and how the Adobe Type team continued to innovate in type design and font technology. It was certainly one of the striking and exciting things about being there and working with everyone — everyone was passionate about the craft, about making good stuff that would be reliable, and, at the same time, represent an advance in type design.
  • Calling all typophiles: Join us at TypeCon

    Christopher Slye
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    We hope you can join us next week at TypeCon2014! As a nonprofit endeavor with a focus on sharing and education, TypeCon is an event that we’re proud to support once again as a headline sponsor. This year the conference takes place in Washington, DC, from July 30th through August 3rd, and as usual will feature dozens of presentations and workshops covering all aspects of type and typography. Once the young upstart of type conferences in the years following its debut in 1998, TypeCon has now become a venerable favorite in the type community. Each year it brings together some of the most…
  • Removing the Typekit badge

    Bram Stein
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    Up until today, we’ve had a requirement that all trial plans had to put a Typekit badge on their websites. We also included this badge in all new kits by default, adding 3KB to the kit weight. Some people liked having this option, but we expect a lot of you didn’t realize it was there — and it’s more important to us that you have the space you need for fonts. We’re doing away with both of those things as of today: none of our customers are required to display the Typekit badge on their websites anymore, and as soon as you republish your kits (regardless of plan level), that 3KB…
  • The Adobe Originals Silver Anniversary Story: Typographic Tales from Japan

    Tamye Riggs
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:59 am
    This is the sixth in a series of articles from Tamye Riggs, a longtime lover of type who is working with us to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Adobe Originals type design program. This post explores Adobe’s entry into the Japanese type market and how the Originals program continues to thrive in Asia. Apple and IBM had their devices manufactured in Japan. We knew that either we signed them up with PostScript or they’d come up with a solution themselves. — Charles “Chuck” Geschke, Adobe Co-Founder (As quoted in “Inside the Publishing Revolution,” Pamela Pfiffner,…
  • Sites We Like: Zanui, Made of Sundays, & Lumio

    Sally Kerrigan
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:03 pm
    There’s no place like home! This week, we’re looking at a few sites dedicated to helping you make your living space more beautiful — and, of course, we can’t help but love the typefaces they picked. Made of Sundays This delightful collection of wall decals from Made of Sundays is so inspiring (there’s no upper age limit on those solar system decals, right?), and we love the way Acta Display is used here for stylish headings that grab attention without feeling overdone. Brandon Grotesque alternates in for headings and navigation, and also makes for warm, friendly body…
 
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    Typographica

  • Happy Birthday Mr. Typographica

    Indra Kupferschmid
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am
    The staff has hijacked the blog — this one goes out to Stewf, our relentless purveyor of type news and commentary long and short. (Mostly short these days, so this post is also a reminder what a great platform this site still is. Let’s meet here more often again.) Thank you for everything. All the best to you. And many more happy years in type!
  • Questions for the New Design Observer

    Stephen Coles
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:36 am
    I was intrigued to see the tweet yesterday announcing a new Design Observer. The venue is widely recognized as an authoritative platform for graphic design criticism, but the design of the site itself always felt a bit out of touch with the modern web. This wasn’t helped by the impression — just mine? — that its founders represent in some ways the “establishment class” of design. Whether or not that judgment is valid, the founders have a long, proven record of solid work. And much of their Design Observer writing was good. Which is why, stylistic…
  • Size-specific Adjustments to Type Designs

    Stephen Coles
    28 Jun 2014 | 9:17 am
    For decades now, typography has lacked a vital component. Yet most of us had no idea what was missing. Soon after type made the jump from metal and wood to film and digital, it became size agnostic. Users gained the ability to scale a font for any setting, but lost the type maker’s size-specific optimizations. This newfound freedom altered the typeface’s intended appearance and, in many cases, its integrity. Fonts made for small text looked clunky and inelegant when enlarged. Fonts made for headlines became anemic and unreadable when reduced for body. With minor exceptions, typography…
  • A San Francisco Type Design Workshop with Sumner Stone

    Stephen Coles
    13 May 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Advanced educational opportunities for typeface design have spread swiftly over the last decade. In January, Troy Leinster’s overview of these new options covered his experience at Type@Cooper and KABK, and concluded with a list of eight other schools that offer specialized type design programs. Despite this welcome growth, ever since The Cooper Union launched its (now perennially successful) series in New York it has become painfully apparent to me and fellow enthusiasts who live nearby that a true post-graduate program in type design is still missing on North America’s West Coast. There…
  • Noe Display

    Eben Sorkin
    13 Mar 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Noe Display creates a lovely tension between providing what we expect from its genre and bringing a sting of surprise and joy along with it. A quick glance reassures us that this is definitely some­thing familiar. This is some kind of variation on a Victorian-era Fat Face. Because it is so familiar, what we need to read easily and also with pleasure is abund­antly there. It doesn’t take long, however, to realize that this isn’t quite what we thought it was. It is a much more pleasing, refreshing, and even sparkling thing than it seemed to be at first. Vendôme seems to have crept…
 
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    Design is Kinky

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    Andrew
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Anyone heard of this new thing called Instagram? Apparently it works on your phone. If you happen to have it why not follow us? We just signed up. User – designiskinky.
  • Jenny Morgan

    Andrew
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:22 pm
    We’ve posted her work a couple times before, but you should pay another visit and check out the awesome work of Jenny Morgan.
  • Skin

    Andrew
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Skin – a beautifully made and very poignant short film about Martyka Brandt, a member of New Zealand’s largest and most notorious gang, the Mighty Mongrel Mob.
  • Federico Infante

    Andrew
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Beautiful paintings by Federico Infante.
  • Markus Feder

    Andrew
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Design and animator Markus Feder has created an animated typeface using TradeGothic that he’s made free to download. Generous!
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    Jean François Porchez

  • 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.
  • L’excellence typographique – The haute couture of typeface design

    Jean François Porchez
    23 May 2014 | 1:51 am
    The monograph about my typeface design and typography work is now available at Atelier Perrousseaux publisher website. It’s a bilingual book French-English. I hope you will like it. It was a great experience. I would take this opportunity to thanks people who worked on this book…
  • ATypI Lyon 1998: Azerty Conference Gazette

    Jean François Porchez
    12 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    As organizer of the ATypI Lyon 1998 conference called MultiTypo, thanks to Chester today who pushed me to Google “Porchez Beret” and find back the conference newsletters available in pdf on the ATypI archive website. Enjoy the images from colleagues!
  • Robert Parker logotype: refused

    Jean François Porchez
    27 Mar 2014 | 2:30 am
    In 2013, ZeCraft was asked by a design agency to work on logotype based on the signature of Robert Parker, the wine advocate. I have worked closely with this agency. Proposed few options in June 2013…
  • ECV New York 2014

    Jean François Porchez
    6 Feb 2014 | 6:07 am
    For the second time, following a very succesful trip in 2013, we will be back to New York between the 11 to 16 february 2014 with a group of 10 french students! As last year, the 2014 trip in New York will be the cherry on the cake.
 
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    The FontFeed

  • TDC Medal 2014 Awarded to David Berlow

    Yves Peters
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    Last week was a week of both celebration and sadness in the type world. Sadness because Swiss type designer Hans Eduard Meier passed away peacefully aged 91 on Tuesday, July 15. More about this loss later. Celebration because American type designer David Berlow was awarded the prestigious Type Directors Club Medal of Excellence 2014 the next day. The TDC Medal is awarded to individuals and institutions who have made major contributions to the field of typography and expresses collective gratitude to those who by their work and talent have heightened the awareness of typography in…
  • Hand-Lettered Greeting Card from Martina Flor

    Jürgen Siebert
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:12 am
    Argentinian letterer and designer (and friend of The FontFeed) Martina Flor launched an online greeting card service called Letter Collections. Each postcard is lettered, handwritten and sent by Martina Flor. In order to promote this new project Martina will send 100 printed postcards – indeed, a physical card sent by physical mail – to people she likes, loves, knows or wants to get in touch with from around the world. Not only the language, but also the card’s design matches the recipient. Martina documents both the card and the recipient on the Letter Collections website, as…
  • FontFont Focus: FF Franziska For Bündner Tagblatt

    Yves Peters
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Type is a crucial element in the branding of a newspaper. It defines the atmosphere of the publication, its visual style. It can make the text sound a tad more authoritative, a little friendlier, a smidgen more serious. And if the newspaper is set in one single type family for the entire typographic palette from headlines to the small print, the type effectively becomes its voice. Even before it was released under the FontFont banner, Hamburg-based information designers Christian Hruschka and Stefan Semrau used Jakob Runge’s Franziska for the new Bündner Tagblatt. The modern, fresh layout…
  • FontFont Has Never Been More Independent

    Jürgen Siebert
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    When the deal between Monotype and FontFont was announced yesterday the internet exploded, wailing and lamenting the perceived loss of independence of the world’s largest library of original contemporary typefaces. Arguments like “FontFont is no longer the last major independent foundry” and “There’s never been a better time – nor a better argument – for independent foundries than now” were retweeted countless times. Maybe it is time to put things in perspective. Lords and Lady of the FontFonts – the TypeBoard then:Jürgen Siebert, Neville Brody, Beth Russell, Erik…
  • FontShop Joins Monotype

    Ivo Gabrowitsch
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:50 am
    Today is a groundbreaking day in FontShop’s 25 year history, the most important one since our formation. The US typeface company Monotype just announced that they have acquired FontShop and the FontFont library. The acquisition package includes the head office in Berlin as well as the FontFont typeface library, the US subsidiary in San Francisco (fontshop.com), and the German distributor, FontShop AG. Monotype acquires the FontFonts of founder Erik Spiekermann directly from him, including all usage and publication rights. All of his bestsellers (FF Meta, FF Info, FF Unit, FF Govan)…
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    Typophile - News

  • 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…
  • Announcing P22 Wedge - A Font by Architect Bruce Rotherham

    jimy
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Wedge is the singular vision of one man. Spanning decades, the design of this font took the history of the Roman letter into full consideration. Despite ultimate rejection for production into metal type, the design was realized as intended and is now released in digital form. Noted New Zealand architect Bruce Rotherham (1926–2004) was inspired by Herbert Bayer’s "universal alphabet" created at the Bauhaus in 1927.  While he admired Bayer’s pure geometry, Rotherham felt it was "virtually unreadable." The Bauhaus-inspired inclination for architectural publications to use sans serif…
 
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    Fonts.com: About Fonts

  • Lining Figures

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Numbers are a frequently occurring element in text and design, from invitations to financial reports. They are used to specify quantities, dates, prices, measurements, phone numbers, and a myriad of statistics and other data. In typography, the symbols used to represent numbers are commonly referred to as figures or numerals. Lining figures are one of the two styles of figures, with the other being oldstyle
  • EMPrint

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
  • Type Through the Eras

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:15 pm
  • Choosing Display Typefaces for the Web

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Typography on the Web has advanced by leaps and bounds, both technically and creatively. The availability of display fonts optimized specifically for the Web has greatly increased typographic freedom.
  • Module: Making Type Choices

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am
    This is a short description of this module.
 
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    You Should Like Type Too

  • 400 Posts!

    Rob
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:44 am
  • Letters from Budapest

    Rob
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:15 am
  • Kartique Letter Shop

    Rob
    12 Jul 2014 | 10:48 am
    Opened March 2014, Berlin has a new shop devoted to letters. The Kartique Buchstabenshop in Kreuzberg sells all sorts of letters large and small. Some are rescued letters from old signs, some are new and they are made from everything from paper to metal to erasers. You can pick stuff up from €1 to quite expensive. Verdict: visit if you are nearby!
  • Warsaw Signs

    Rob
    12 Jul 2014 | 1:05 am
    Some interesting signs and type that I stumbled across on my first trip to Warsaw Poland.
  • Kerning Conference 2014

    Rob
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:35 am
    I missed the first Kerning Conference in 2013, but I made it to round #2 this year. My very short review of this short conference: it’s a great excuse to visit Italy. I decided to go just a week before mostly thanks to finding an extremely affordable flight and reasonable hotel deal (and the conference itself was rather cheap). The speakers or talks weren’t such a draw for me (which turned out to be a good thing, else I would have been somewhat disappointed). But with this mindset I was able to simply enjoy my trip, and not be dependent on incredible/inspiring conference…
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    The FontGear Blog

  • The Power of Quiet

    fontgear
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
    In this short from RSA animate author Susan Cain explains why the world needs a stronger balance of both introverts and extroverts.
  • Typeface Tuesday: Telefon

    fontgear
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    Telefon is based on lettering from original Norwegian phone booths. You can see in the first photo the original design by architect Georg Fredrik Fasting on the top, and the typeface by Sindre Bremnes for Monokrom just underneath.
  • Packages That Pop: The Dean Hotel

    fontgear
    6 Jul 2014 | 6:04 pm
    There is not a single detail missed at The Dean Hotel in Providence, RI. Every bit of the hotel is consistently decorated and features the hotels logo or else a witty one liner or vintage style portrait. From their website: “If you’re like me and enjoy a solid art history debate, a perfectly fluffed white duvet, a scotch – neat, (and after a few too many) a wee bit of karaoke, then The Dean is a place for you. Built around the history and culture of Providence, The Dean is a hotel that values collaboration with our neighbors. Filled with custom furniture, craftwork from local…
  • What Will I Draw?

    fontgear
    19 Jun 2014 | 5:45 am
    Artist Mary Gutfleisch, known as ‘Mary Doodles’ takes marker scribbling in this series on her YouTube channel and turns them into unique works of art. Mary also works as the art director for Epic Rap Battles of History.
  • Packages That Pop: Chipotle

    fontgear
    4 Jun 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Chipotle is releasing a ‘Cultivating Thoughts’ authors series that features essays, thoughts and illustrations on their bags, cups and napkins. You can learn more about the story via the video interview above.
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    I LOVE TYPOGRAPHY

  • This Week in Fonts

    Sean Mitchell
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    A friendly brush script by Nikola Giacintová, a new classic from Jason Vandenberg, a flexible sans by Fatype, fluid & friendly structure from Latinotype, a new sans by Monotype, a multi-colored face from Underware, an elegant serif by FontFont, and a practical sans from Ludwig Type. Nikola Giacintová: Rukola Designed by Nikola Giacintová Rukola is a friendly brush script that follows in the footsteps of sign painting. Jason Vandenberg: Bodoni Sans Designed by Jason Vandenberg Bodoni Sans is a new classic built on the foundation of two centuries of history. Fatype: Beausite Designed by…
  • BundesSans and BundesSerif — truly democratic typefaces

    johno
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Three years ago MetaDesign Berlin asked us to design a custom Serif and Sans typeface for the German federal government. They had been assigned to redevelop the government’s corporate design with the typefaces as part of the update. The project was to cover all communication issued by the government and their ministries, online or offline, national or international. It was a demanding and interesting task. Though we were accustomed to working on projects like these for corporations, we were now asked to design “for the people”. A custom type design job begins with the definition of…
  • This Week in Fonts

    Sean Mitchell
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:07 am
    An Erik Spiekermann exclusive from Hamilton Wood Type, a sturdy slab by Rene Bieder, a high-class display from Avondale Type Co, a brush script by Mika Melvas, a modest slab serif from Type Me Fonts, a monospaced family by Matthew Butterick, a contemporary script from Petra Dočekalová, and a super family by Playtype. Hamilton Wood Type: HWT Artz Designed by Erik Spiekermann HWT Artz was designed by venerable type designer Erik Spiekermann exclusively for his own print studio, specifically to be cut into large size wood type. Rene Bieder: Choplin Designed by Rene Bieder Choplin is a modern…
  • This Week in Fonts

    Sean Mitchell
    7 Jun 2014 | 9:57 am
    A versatile sans from TipoType, a dynamic script by Sudtipos, an extreme display face from Hoefler & Co, a quirky hand-drawn family by Thinkdust, a geometric sans from Mint Type, a pair of playful stencils by Font Bureau, a multi-sources-inspired titling family from Kyle Wayne Benson, and a robust stencil by House Industries. TipoType: Libertad Designed by Fernando Díaz Libertad is a sans-serif that mixes humanist and grotesk models. Sudtipos: Abelina Designed by Yani Arabena & Guille Vizzari Abelina can be used in display sizes for titles where part of the central premise is to…
  • This Week in Fonts

    Sean Mitchell
    29 May 2014 | 6:25 am
    A graceful sans from Typotheque, a modern grotesk by Suitcase Type, a contemporary serif from Bold Monday, a letterpress family by Yellow Design, a versatile sans from Milieu Grotesque, a brush script by Doubletwo, a bold display face from Monokrom, and a modern sign painter family by Kyle Wayne Benson. Typotheque: Valter Designed by Nikola Djurek Valter is a graceful and slightly cheeky collection of sans-serif display fonts inspired by pointed-pen writing. Suitcase Type Foundry: Urban Grotesk Designed by Tomáš Brousil Urban Grotesk attempts to follow the best of traditions of Grotesk…
 
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