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  • TypeTalk: The Hand Lettering, Calligraphy, and Design of Gail Brill

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    Ilene Strizver
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Gail Brill, the artist Gail Brill is a truly gifted artist whose talents embrace an impressive blend of hand lettering, calligraphy, illustration, and graphic design. Not only is she proficient in numerous styles of calligraphy and lettering, but her watercolor illustrations are absolutely charming. Then there is her graphic design background, which affords her the ability to pull all elements together in one cohesive composition. She’s quite the powerhouse! Gail has been a graphic designer for forty years and a professional calligrapher and lettering artist for twenty-five. Her…
  • The First Printers’ Mark

    I Love Typography
    johno
    21 Mar 2015 | 10:10 pm
    The very first printers’ mark or printers’ device dates back almost to the very beginning of Western typography. In Mainz, Fust and Schoeffer, employed a printers’ mark in a Bible that they published in 1462. There is an earlier example in their Mainz Psalter of 1457, though many now believe that it was perhaps stamped […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. The First Printers’ Mark
  • Print Imperfect: from N to Z

    I Love Typography
    johno
    5 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    Over the past couple of years I have been researching and writing a book about the fifteenth-century German printer, Erhard Ratdolt. He printed over 200 titles during his career, and part of my work is to study the content and typography of as many of those editions as possible. Recently, while writing a chapter titled, […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. Print Imperfect: from N to Z
  • Sexism & Fonts

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    Amy Papaelias
    8 Apr 2015 | 2:48 pm
    “Mom, what’s a sexy lady?” My five-year-old son asked me this question the day Positype released its promotional site for Lust Hedonist. The Lust Series, a self-described “overly indulgent attempt to infuse wanton sensuality in a typeface,” features a variety of formal contrasts: sharp and curvy serifs, thin counters combined with thick bodies. It is the work of Neil Summerour, known for his crowd-pleasing fonts and lettering, and it is striking. The first styles of Lust, released three years ago, were featured in Typographica’s “Favorite Typefaces of 2012”. So what’s not to…
  • This Month in Typography

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    Alec Julien
    7 Mar 2015 | 10:48 pm
    Welcome to this month’s roundup of type-related info and entertainment. Today, we fish type out of the Thames, explore printed dance notation, get ready for an intensive type design program in Paris, light a book-scented candle, look into a mid-century ad man’s desk book, gaze adoringly at typographic embroidery, pay tribute to Aldus Manutius, watch […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. This Month in Typography
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  • This Month in Typography

    Alec Julien
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Welcome to this month’s roundup of type-related info and entertainment. Today, we examine the art and science of crafting fonts, wonder about the future of libraries in the digital age, discuss the future of graphic design, delve into the history of curly letters of Amsterdam, talk with experts about the recent hand-lettering boom, research the […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. This Month in Typography
  • Print Imperfect: from N to Z

    johno
    5 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    Over the past couple of years I have been researching and writing a book about the fifteenth-century German printer, Erhard Ratdolt. He printed over 200 titles during his career, and part of my work is to study the content and typography of as many of those editions as possible. Recently, while writing a chapter titled, […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. Print Imperfect: from N to Z
  • The First Printers’ Mark

    johno
    21 Mar 2015 | 10:10 pm
    The very first printers’ mark or printers’ device dates back almost to the very beginning of Western typography. In Mainz, Fust and Schoeffer, employed a printers’ mark in a Bible that they published in 1462. There is an earlier example in their Mainz Psalter of 1457, though many now believe that it was perhaps stamped […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. The First Printers’ Mark
  • This Month in Typography

    Alec Julien
    7 Mar 2015 | 10:48 pm
    Welcome to this month’s roundup of type-related info and entertainment. Today, we fish type out of the Thames, explore printed dance notation, get ready for an intensive type design program in Paris, light a book-scented candle, look into a mid-century ad man’s desk book, gaze adoringly at typographic embroidery, pay tribute to Aldus Manutius, watch […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. This Month in Typography
  • Climbing Everest

    johno
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:53 am
    “Designing Zapfino Arabic takes everything I ever learned about type design and then some… Have never, ever, worked on anything this challenging.” — Facebook status: Oct. 24, 2013 Designing an Arabic companion to the Zapfino typeface was a running joke with my Monotype colleagues, one that I would react to half in amusement and half […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. Climbing Everest
 
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    H&Co | News, Notes & Observations

  • What’s New in Gotham

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

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

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

    hoefler@typography.com
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:59 am
    Whether they’re typeface designers, graphic designers, web developers, or part of our business group, nobody at H&Co is immune to the charms of found typography, and we’re all compulsive sharers. Recently, our chief operating officer paid a visit to the garage to have her car serviced, and returned with a souvenir that made us smile: a paper tag left dangling from the rear view mirror, designer unknown, indifferently printed with a giant number in four inch block type. It prompted a conversation about the pleasures of anonymous typography, and how even the humblest bits of…
  • Introducing Obsidian

    hoefler@typography.com
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:47 am
    I’ve always wanted to create a decorative display face in the Regency style, one of those stout, industrial alphabets enlivened by bright, detailed illumination. Toward the end of our Surveyor project, a deep exploration of engraved map lettering, this idea started to feel especially relevant: engraved maps were often badged with elaborate title pieces, and the more time we spent with these hatched and shadowed letters, the more we could imagine how some of their visual qualities could be successfully interpreted in a contemporary typeface — and one that would be useful and…
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    The Typekit Blog

  • Sites We Like: Rush & Taylor Swift

    Sally Kerrigan
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Let’s be clear about our bias here. Yes, we like these sites. But the music of Rush and Taylor Swift has a special place in the hearts of various Typekittens, far surpassing mere admiration. We’ve made a little extra room this week so that some of their most fervent fans can make their feelings known to the world. Rush Attention all planets of the solar federation. With more than 40 years of solid rock career in the bag, Rush is touring again this year, and sporting a fresh new website — which, much to the delight of longtime fan Greg Veen, serves fonts with the very service he…
  • Revolve partners with Typekit

    Gregory Veen
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:06 pm
    We’re delighted to announce a new partnership with Revolve, a website publishing platform that makes it simple for musicians to build promotional websites rich with all the media links they need — without having to take valuable time out of their tour schedules to hack through all the code. Our integration with Revolve puts some of our favorite fonts right into the design options, so you can select from these as you design or edit your website. Just find the font that sings to you, and click to set your text. The most important part of a music website is the sound, of course, and…
  • Sharing the love: A Typekit video tribute

    Sally Kerrigan
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:43 pm
    We love hearing about all the different ways people use Typekit, whether it’s in their daily work, for their side design projects, or a little of both. Recently we were lucky enough to round up a few people who were game for sharing their thoughts about Typekit on camera. If you’re new to Typekit and want a little bit of an idea of how the pros use it, or if you’re just curious about what the Mule Design studio looks like, we’re pretty thrilled with how this video turned out. Big, big thanks to Liam Campbell, Samantha Warren, and Ikuko Kobayashi for their enthusiastic…
  • Typekit sponsoring the San Jose Printers’ Fair

    Sally Kerrigan
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:06 pm
    If you’re in the Bay Area this coming weekend, the San Jose Printers’ Fair and Wayzgoose is a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in typography and printing history. Printing demonstration from the 2014 Printers’ Fair. Photo credit: Jim Gard. Free to the public, the fair is happening this Saturday, April 18, and will feature tours, exhibitions, and some great demonstrations of letterpress and other printing technology in use — not to mention all the paper goods and art supplies that will be on sale at the adjoining market. We’re delighted to join the list of…
  • New on Typekit: Updated font family pages

    Jake Giltsoff
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:36 am
    You may have noticed that some pages on our site look a little different today. We’ve just released a significant update to font family pages, along with a few others on Typekit. If you happen to be on a mobile device, you’re in for a treat as we’ve made them responsive. Font family pages are the place on Typekit for you to check out how a family looks and decide if it’s right for your project. These pages show all the weights and styles in a given family at a glance, with even more size and contrast detail available in the specimens. The type tester lets you set a sample of your own…
 
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    Typographica

  • Sexism & Fonts

    Amy Papaelias
    8 Apr 2015 | 2:48 pm
    “Mom, what’s a sexy lady?” My five-year-old son asked me this question the day Positype released its promotional site for Lust Hedonist. The Lust Series, a self-described “overly indulgent attempt to infuse wanton sensuality in a typeface,” features a variety of formal contrasts: sharp and curvy serifs, thin counters combined with thick bodies. It is the work of Neil Summerour, known for his crowd-pleasing fonts and lettering, and it is striking. The first styles of Lust, released three years ago, were featured in Typographica’s “Favorite Typefaces of 2012”. So what’s not to…
  • GT Sectra

    Patch Hofweber
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Systematization is at the root of type design: one develops a formula to create a unified visual presence while maintaining visual diversity of characters. Few formulas can be explained as simply as Grilli Type’s GT Sectra: felt pen + broad nib pen + scalpel knife. The combination of these tools is deft in both concept and execution and, despite a gimm­icky premise, the result is a workhorse serif. Blackletter has seen a rebirth in recent years; moving beyond a past of oppression and homogeneity, it has come to stand more for diversity and a human touch. Calligraphic forms are…
  • Eubie Script

    Nick Sherman
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:49 pm
    For most of the 20th century, the Globe Poster Printing Corporation in Baltimore helped define the visual culture of America with their letterpress and silkscreen printing. Their iconic Dayglo color palettes and in-your-face use of wood type promoted some of the biggest names in entertainment, from James Brown to the Beach Boys. One of the most distinctive elements of the Globe Poster style is the lettering of Harry Knorr, who worked at Globe for over fifty years. Knorr’s lettering bounces off the page in ways that are virtually impossible to achieve with traditional letterpress fonts. The…
  • Dala Prisma

    Nina Stössinger
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Just when we thought Dala Floda – Paul Barnes’ crisply contemporary humanist stencil of 2010 – was an original and pretty crazy idea, here is a dazzling display variant that replaces Dala Floda’s solid forms with a set of tapering stripes. It’s so fresh and exciting it’s almost hard to believe it exists. Dala Prisma’s release was met by a cacophony of enamored cries in the typotwittersphere — “an incredible feat”, “friggin’ amazing”, “rare type crush”, “sex for the eyes”… For me too, the choice for “favorite 2014…
  • Phoreus Cherokee

    Erin McLaughlin
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Four years ago, in a conference room filled with type enthusiasts, three representatives of the Cherokee Nation explained why the world still needs more fonts. Of their 316,000 members (the largest tribal nation in the USA), only 22,000 native Cherokee speakers remain, and only a handful of Cherokee fonts exist, most of poor quality. Users have no way to make a headline bold or to italicize words for emphasis. Traditional Cherokee type designs are intricate and of high contrast, poorly suited for reading on screen. New, multifunctional Cherokee fonts are an essential tool for education,…
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    Design is Kinky

  • Zach Meyer

    AJ
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:12 pm
    New York based illustrator Zach Meyer.
  • Kevin Frayer

    AJ
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Beautiful work by Asian based documentary photographer Kevin Frayer.
  • Kate Banazi

    AJ
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:38 pm
    London born, Sydney based, Kate Banazi is a silk screen printer and illustrator.
  • Glen Hunt

    AJ
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Australian photographer Glen Hunt has a diverse portfolio of both commercial and documentary photography.
  • Erik Marinovich

    AJ
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:33 pm
    San Francisco based typographer and designer Erik Marinovich.
 
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    Jean François Porchez

  • Discours de remerciement dans le cadre de la remise de l’insigne de chevalier de l’ordre des arts & lettres par madame la ministre Fleur Pellerin

    Jean François Porchez
    10 Apr 2015 | 2:57 am
    Liberté d’expression. Je suis Charlie. Ces mots résonnent dans ma tête, car je sais que les mots existent hors de la pensée de l’auteur grâce à l’invention de la typographie. En effet, sans “l’écriture sans plume” comme Christophe Plantin aimait définir son métier au XVIe siècle — point de diffusion du savoir. Point d’illumination des peuples. Point de liberté démocratique…
  • Creative Drink-Up #4 Le design de l’invisible

    Jean François Porchez
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:53 am
    En janvier 2015, j’ai été invité par Adobe pour présenter mon point de vue autour de la perception de la typographie lors de leur événement Creative Drink-Up #4. Merci à l’équipe Adobe, et en particulier Michael Chaize, Olivier Saint-Léger. Un échange formidable a eu lieu avec un public averti, de qualité. Cette présentation est maintenant en ligne!
  • Launching Type@Paris typedesign program

    Jean François Porchez
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:36 am
    In Europe, there is not much of type design related workshops. We have great longterm high level type design masters for a full year, or calligraphy evening classes, not so much alternatives as the Type@Cooper Condensed program. It’s why last summer, we came to the conclusion that can be a good idea to launch it in Paris…
  • ECV New York 2015

    Jean François Porchez
    2 Feb 2015 | 12:10 am
    For the third time, following very succesful trips in 2013 and 2015 we will be back to New York between the 10 to 15 February 2015 with a group of 11 french students! ECV Paris rent the TDC for few days to host the ECV masterclasses, along various visits.
  • ECV 2014 students typefaces

    Jean François Porchez
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:14 am
    During the winter 2014, our students from the ECV Typographic design have to work on a revival of typeface. This project was just a part of a more wider Typographic design course. They really discovered through this project how to draw letterforms, something they never tried in the past.
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  • The New Adobe Comp CC Mobile App

    Roberto Blake
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:53 am
    Adobe has introduced some new mobile apps to their line up, including Adobe Comp CC. Adobe Comp CC much like the name implies, is a mobile app that lets creators put together layout mock-ups on the go. This is something that Adobe Mobile users have been requesting for quite sometime! This app will allow you to create layouts on the go quickly and easily and then export them to the appropriate desktop app to work on later. In short, Adobe Comp CC is a game changer for designers! Take a look at Adobe Comp CC in action and my first impressions of it! Now you can take a client meeting and whip up…
  • Quilted Periodic Table of the Elements

    Erica Gamet
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    If you’re a science nut and love to show your geeky side, why let sleeping get in the way of that pride? Cuddle up with the periodic table of elements while you dream of beakers, test tubes, and Bunsen burners. That’s right, you can get the classic classroom chart as an 8-foot by 4-foot toasty warm quilt. This duvet for the brainy crowd springs from the mind of science author and collaborator Theodore Gray. You might know Gray as the guy who created “The Elements, A Visual Exploration” poster and app, or as the co-founder of Wolfram Research. Books and apps are great,…
  • Adobe Releases Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC

    Roberto Blake
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:58 am
    This week (April 21, 2015) Adobe Released Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC 2015, providing both a standalone version of Lightroom and one available to Adobe Creative Cloud subscribers. This has been a long-awaited release for the photography community and we are going to walk you through what the new Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC versions mean for you and your photography, as well as give you a first look at the application itself. Who is Adobe Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC For? If you want to do serious photo editing and archiving, Lightroom is one of the only choices on the market now that Apple…
  • TypeTalk: The Hand Lettering, Calligraphy, and Design of Gail Brill

    Ilene Strizver
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Gail Brill, the artist Gail Brill is a truly gifted artist whose talents embrace an impressive blend of hand lettering, calligraphy, illustration, and graphic design. Not only is she proficient in numerous styles of calligraphy and lettering, but her watercolor illustrations are absolutely charming. Then there is her graphic design background, which affords her the ability to pull all elements together in one cohesive composition. She’s quite the powerhouse! Gail has been a graphic designer for forty years and a professional calligrapher and lettering artist for twenty-five. Her…
  • Hail to the Glyph: Hillvetica is a Typeface with Presidential Ambitions

    Mike Rankin
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Hillary Clinton’s announcement that she was officially running for President in 2016 was accompanied by the unveiling of her campaign logo. And while the logo seems to have been designed to appeal to both “blue” or “red” folks, thus far it has received mixed reviews at best. Some praised its simplicity, others calling it amateurish, and a ripoff of the FedEx logo. But one man in particular was especially inspired — not to vote for Hillary, but to design a font based on her logo. Behold, Hillvetica! OK, in truth, the font does not yet exist (it’s…
 
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  • Turku Design Festival

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

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

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

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

    Gary Hustwit
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:21 am
    Greetings friends, just a quick update that the Design Trilogy Interviews book has been printed and is now being bound. Our printer sent along a few phone pix of the process. That’s a lot of paper! So now the binding happens, and the finished books will be on a truck to us from the printer next week. If you’ve pre-ordered the book, we’ll be emailing you once it ships. The ebook is coming along nicely as well, and it’ll be released at the same time we’re shipping the paper books. Thanks again everyone, I’m excited that it’s almost here. Cheers! - Gary…
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    Journal

  • The hidden glyphs in your fonts

    8 Apr 2015 | 10:04 am
    It all started with 128 ASCII characters in the 1960s. In the 1980s a variety of (largely incompatible) 256 character codepages where used. Finally in the early 1990s a new system was invented that should overcome all the limitations and incompatibilities of the older codepages: Unicode—a system where all character of all writing systems are combined into one standard. It took some time, but today Unicode is the default encoding for basically all electronic communications. It doesn’t matter anymore if you use Windows or Mac OS or which font you use to…
  • Type production at MacKellar, Smiths and Jordon

    2 Apr 2015 | 5:10 am
    In 1796 Binny & Ronaldson established the first permanent type foundry in the United States. The foundry was also known as The Philadelphia Type Foundry. In 1812 the foundry is supposed to have issued the first type specimen book ever produced in the United States. In 1833—after Binny and Ronaldson had retired—the foundry was purchased by Lawrence Johnson and George F. Smith. It was combined with Lawrence Johnson’s existing stereotype foundry and greatly expanded. In1845 Johnson brought in three junior partners:…
  • Kurrent—500 years of German handwriting

    20 Feb 2015 | 11:42 pm
    Just like blackletter, Kurrent is characterized by its abrupt changes of directions. In addition, the letters are almost always connected. Gaps are avoided and also writing over the same stroke again—whether it be on the paper itself or in the air. In cases, where this would happen in the Roman style of cursive writing, Kurrent just uses strokes beside each other.Standard Kurrent letters as they would appear around 1900The development of the Kurrent style over more than 500 yearsA writing master’s Kurrent (Johann Gottfried Koeppel, 1781)Kurrent was also a style of the writing…
  • Pictures from the Lettergieterij Amsterdam

    2 Dec 2013 | 10:23 pm
  • Capital Sharp S designs. The good, the bad and the ugly.

    18 Nov 2013 | 1:12 am
    Two years ago I wrote an article with suggestions on how to design a Capital Sharp S (ẞ). Now that over 600 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, I present the designs I consider most successful, grouped by their design principle. There is a convention in German of naming different designs of the uppercase and lowercase Sharp S by certain cities and I am following this convention.Design “Dresden” with a an arc at the top…
 
 
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  • Phoreus Cherokee Reviewed

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Typographica’s annual critique of typefaces released in the previous year features a glowing, heartfelt review of TypeCulture’s Phoreus Cherokee.
  • TypeCulture Web Fonts

    13 Jan 2015 | 6:27 am
    Adobe Typekit is now providing delivery & subscriptions of TypeCulture fonts for the web and desktop sync. 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.
  • A New Essay

    12 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Aoife Mooney presents her research on the modular and reductive approaches to type design. There’s a lot to learn and think about in this well-written essay.
  • An Interview with Mark Jamra

    12 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    This interview at CreativePro.com was conducted by Ilene Strizver and reveals a bit about my design background and process.
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    12 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    Just a reminder: all TypeCulture news items (both the significant and the less significant) can be found on the TypeCulture Facebook page.
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    You Should Like Type Too

  • Playing with Drawbot

    Rob
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:34 am
    Playing with @ninastoessinger’s latest drawbot script https://github.com/ninastoessinger/DrawBot-Scripts/blob/master/ColorCombinations.py
  • @typeoff Boom!

    Rob
    7 Mar 2015 | 11:50 pm
    This topic did indeed come up at the first type conference after the discovery. Surprisingly, only in one of the talks tho.
  • Super bummed about missing Rob•o•thon this year.

    Rob
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Hope you all have a great time at @robothonconf! Update! But I got a shirt! Thanks to Georg for the most awesome birthday gift :D
  • Misc Mumbai (Handpainted) Signs Vol. 1

    Rob
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    This site has been moderately broken since the last update a couple months ago, but I’m happy to report that it’s now back to most of it’s pervious functionality. To celebrate, this post highlights some of my snapshots from the end of 2014 here in Mumbai.
  • We all know that F. W. Goudy did some…

    Rob
    9 Feb 2015 | 5:10 am
    We all know that F. W. Goudy did some weird stuff, but how did this make it all the way through (and into print)?
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    The FontGear Blog

  • Typeface Tuesday: Magnetic

    fontgear
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:44 am
    Magnetic by Patrick Seymour.
  • Typeface Tuesday: Seb Lester – Calligraphy Extraordinaire

    fontgear
    7 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
    Seb Lester is a designer and artist out of England. He sells prints online, and also has an instagram account (where the clips above were taken from) that he updates daily with logo designs and more.
  • A23D: The First 3D Letterpress Font

    fontgear
    16 Mar 2015 | 11:23 am
    This 10 minute short film documents the story behind A23D. The first uniquely designed 3D letterpress font.
  • Typeface Tuesday: Obsidian

    fontgear
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:35 am
    Designed by Jonathan Hoefler and Andy Clymer. Obsidian was inspired by the decorative typefaces of the Industrial Revolution. To read more about the process of creating Obsidian, click here.
  • A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design

    fontgear
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:10 am
    You may have heard of Chip Kidd. He is an award winning graphic designer -best known for his book covers, or possibly his witty Ted Talks. But you may not know that he has recently written a book aimed at kids 10 and up titled GO: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design. You can read more about it here. Or watch the book trailer below.
 
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  • This Month in Typography

    Alec Julien
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Welcome to this month’s roundup of type-related info and entertainment. Today, we examine the art and science of crafting fonts, wonder about the future of libraries in the digital age, discuss the future of graphic design, delve into the history of curly letters of Amsterdam, talk with experts about the recent hand-lettering boom, research the […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. This Month in Typography
  • Print Imperfect: from N to Z

    johno
    5 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    Over the past couple of years I have been researching and writing a book about the fifteenth-century German printer, Erhard Ratdolt. He printed over 200 titles during his career, and part of my work is to study the content and typography of as many of those editions as possible. Recently, while writing a chapter titled, […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. Print Imperfect: from N to Z
  • The First Printers’ Mark

    johno
    21 Mar 2015 | 10:10 pm
    The very first printers’ mark or printers’ device dates back almost to the very beginning of Western typography. In Mainz, Fust and Schoeffer, employed a printers’ mark in a Bible that they published in 1462. There is an earlier example in their Mainz Psalter of 1457, though many now believe that it was perhaps stamped […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. The First Printers’ Mark
  • This Month in Typography

    Alec Julien
    7 Mar 2015 | 10:48 pm
    Welcome to this month’s roundup of type-related info and entertainment. Today, we fish type out of the Thames, explore printed dance notation, get ready for an intensive type design program in Paris, light a book-scented candle, look into a mid-century ad man’s desk book, gaze adoringly at typographic embroidery, pay tribute to Aldus Manutius, watch […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. This Month in Typography
  • Climbing Everest

    johno
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:53 am
    “Designing Zapfino Arabic takes everything I ever learned about type design and then some… Have never, ever, worked on anything this challenging.” — Facebook status: Oct. 24, 2013 Designing an Arabic companion to the Zapfino typeface was a running joke with my Monotype colleagues, one that I would react to half in amusement and half […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. Climbing Everest
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  • The Typographic Details Behind My 10 Favorite Sites of March 2015

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This is the 14th installment of my monthly feature on Typewolf where I share my favorite type-driven websites from the previous month and then write a little about the typographic details behind the designs. You can check out last month’s post for February here. Ryan J. Hubbard This site uses three typefaces from Colophon Foundry, each of which features a fairly quirky design. The serif Fortescue has a distinctive sharp leg on the “R” and “K” which I really dig. Colophon describes the sans-serif Raisonne as “parodic-serious” which is an apt…
  • The Typographic Details Behind My 10 Favorite Sites of February 2015

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

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I’m a huge fan of Samuel Hulick’s user onboarding teardowns so I thought it would be fun to try a new feature on Typewolf where I do a “typography teardown” of a popular website. I’ll review the design from a typographic perspective and discuss what makes the type work and what could potentially have been done better. In this first edition I’m going to take a deep dive into the type behind the Advertising Age website. But first, a disclaimer. Disclaimer: The following site was created by designers way more talented than myself. This is simply my opinion on…
  • The Typographic Details Behind My 10 Favorite Sites of January 2015

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    4 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This is the 12th installment of my monthly feature on Typewolf where I share my favorite type-driven websites from the previous month and then write a little about the typographic details behind the designs. You can check out last month’s post for December here. Kim Bost This is a simple site that uses a single typeface at a single size and weight. I think the key to making this work is the use of color — the white type adds much-needed contrast and the variation in the link underline color adds a warmth to the design. The poster style of Darby Sans, with its high contrast,…
  • My Favorite Sites With Nice Typography From 2014

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Every day on Typewolf I feature a site with nice typography. Out of the 365 sites featured over the course of 2014, these are my top 40 personal favorites. I was originally planning on doing a top 10 list, but after attempting to narrow down my favorites I realized there were just too many sites with beautiful type for me to choose just 10 or even just 20. So yes, 40 is a lot but I think every single one of these sites has something for type connoisseurs to appreciate. Ok, get ready to scroll because this is a long post… 40) Snask I remember the previous design of Snask was one of the…
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