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  • This Week in Fonts

    I LOVE TYPOGRAPHY
    Sean Mitchell
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    A fast moving script by Process Type Foundry, a versatile sans from The Northern Block, a decorative serif by Zeune Ink, an energetic script from Sudtipos, a characterful grotesque by Commercial Type, a harmonious slab from Dada Studio, a comfortable sans by Font Bureau, a spirited grotesque from Latinotype, a condensed sans by MCKL, and a neutral face from Type Dynamic. Process Type Foundry: Pique Designed by Nicole Dotin A script with a crisp energy and buoyancy that only the collaboration of paper and screen can lay claim to. The Northern Block: Loew Designed by Jonathan Hill Loew is a…
  • Working Late: Panel discussion with Frank Chimero and Jen Mussari

    The Typekit Blog
    Libby Nicholaou
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:49 am
    Get your notebooks ready. We’re kicking off our series at the Makeshift Society this fall with a panel discussion, focusing on the role typography plays in the work designers do across print and digital mediums. Our panelists will be Frank Chimero and Jen Mussari, with our own Tim Brown facilitating the discussion. We’re so excited to have these folks together for what should be a fascinating conversation. Come join us! Frank Chimero Frank is a designer whose projects give thoughtful consideration to the analog and digital worlds, and the design systems connecting them. His book, The…
  • Lettering Collection 4

    Typography Served
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
  • Jessica Helfand: To Thine Own Selfie Be True

    Design Observer: Main Posts
    Design Observer
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    Photographing oneself has become a singular pastime, an instantly rewarding yet indisputably time-sucking activity poised somewhere between narcotic and sport.
  • Take Workshops

    Design is Kinky
    Andrew
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Check out the Take Workshops, a series of photography workshops around the globe. The first two will be in New York (23-24 September) and San Francisco (3-5 October). If your in the area check it out as it looks like fun.
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    I LOVE TYPOGRAPHY

  • This Week in Fonts

    Sean Mitchell
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    A fast moving script by Process Type Foundry, a versatile sans from The Northern Block, a decorative serif by Zeune Ink, an energetic script from Sudtipos, a characterful grotesque by Commercial Type, a harmonious slab from Dada Studio, a comfortable sans by Font Bureau, a spirited grotesque from Latinotype, a condensed sans by MCKL, and a neutral face from Type Dynamic. Process Type Foundry: Pique Designed by Nicole Dotin A script with a crisp energy and buoyancy that only the collaboration of paper and screen can lay claim to. The Northern Block: Loew Designed by Jonathan Hill Loew is a…
  • Learning to Love letters!

    johno
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    I love letters. All kinds and types of letters: small, large, drawn, sketched, painted, rough, smooth, serif, sans serif, script, roman, italic, oblique, digitized, old and new, uppercase, lowercase, all materials and media, three dimensional… Yes, I love letters, except for those that are poorly or incorrectly proportioned. For those poor ugly letters, I feel pity and sadness. In the hope of creating an appreciation of beautiful letters and avoiding further letterform abuse, I try to share my passion for letterform design with my graphic design, typography and calligraphy students at the…
  • 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…
 
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    The Typekit Blog

  • Working Late: Panel discussion with Frank Chimero and Jen Mussari

    Libby Nicholaou
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:49 am
    Get your notebooks ready. We’re kicking off our series at the Makeshift Society this fall with a panel discussion, focusing on the role typography plays in the work designers do across print and digital mediums. Our panelists will be Frank Chimero and Jen Mussari, with our own Tim Brown facilitating the discussion. We’re so excited to have these folks together for what should be a fascinating conversation. Come join us! Frank Chimero Frank is a designer whose projects give thoughtful consideration to the analog and digital worlds, and the design systems connecting them. His book, The…
  • The Adobe Originals Silver Anniversary Story: Where are they now?

    Tamye Riggs
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:26 pm
    This is the tenth and final 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. After delving so deeply into the history of Adobe Type, we wanted to share what the original Originals team — Sumner Stone, Robert Slimbach, Carol Twombly, Fred Brady, and Jim Wasco — is up to these days. [This series] has offered me the opportunity to think back on some of the perceptions that we had at that time and what we were really up to. I was thinking that John Warnock was the one…
  • Adobe Originals Silver Anniversary Poster

    Nicole Miñoza
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    As we announced in May, 2014 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Adobe Originals type design program. Many of our readers have been following the Adobe Originals Silver Anniversary blog series we’ve been running to celebrate the twenty-five years of type design at Adobe. In addition to this series, we wanted to mark this milestone with a poster. We set out to create something unique that was classic in nature but also innovative. Photo by Norman Clayton. This was a team collaboration between John Caponi, a creative director for Adobe, Norman Clayton of Classic Letterpress, and a…
  • Class is in session at Makeshift Society this fall

    Libby Nicholaou
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you live in or near New York and love learning about typography and design, we’ve got some exciting news for you.  We’re teaming up with the crew at Makeshift Society to present a four-part series on type and the design process at their space in Brooklyn. This is effectively a miniature typography course, complete with presentations from professional designers, a portfolio review session, and lots of time to just geek out with fellow type nerds. The series begins in September and runs until the beginning of November. We’d love to see you for as many of the sessions as you’re able…
  • Catching up with Ken Lunde on Source Han Sans

    Nicole Miñoza
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    We’re planning to talk with some of the foundry partners who worked on the Source Han Sans project alongside lead designer Ryoko Nishizuka, as it was an unprecedented team effort and would not have succeeded without the broad range of contributions. Before we go down that path, though, it seemed appropriate to spend some time talking to Dr. Ken Lunde, who oversaw the entire collaboration. Ken has worked at Adobe for nearly 25 years. David Lemon, Ken’s manager for the past 15 years, recalled that in 1991, when Ken was hired, “At the time we didn’t have anyone who understood Japanese…
 
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    Design is Kinky

  • Take Workshops

    Andrew
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Check out the Take Workshops, a series of photography workshops around the globe. The first two will be in New York (23-24 September) and San Francisco (3-5 October). If your in the area check it out as it looks like fun.
  • Instagram

    Andrew
    18 Aug 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.
  • Yuko Shimizu

    Andrew
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Beautiful illustrations by New York based Japanese artist Yuko Shimizu.
  • Michael Alvarez

    Andrew
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:03 pm
    The slightly weird world of artist Michael Alvarez.
  • Krisztián Tejfel

    Andrew
    5 Aug 2014 | 1:04 am
    Krisztián Tejfel from Hungary is painter (mostly digital) and photographer from Hungary.
 
 
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    MarkSimonson.com Notebook

  • Adventures in Roller Calligraphy

    mark@ms-studio.com
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Most of the calligraphy I’ve done was way back in college when I was studying graphic design, and very little since then. I’m just not that into it, which may seem strange coming from a type designer, but to me they are completely different things. Being good at one doesn’t necessarily make you good at the other; sometimes quite the opposite, I think. In spring of 2013, I went on a tour through Europe with about a dozen other type and printing geeks called Travels In Typography. When we visited Mainz, Germany, home of Johannes Gutenberg, father of movable type, we had the…
  • Coquette

    mark@ms-studio.com
    11 Dec 2013 | 1:18 pm
    As a type designer, it’s hard to anticipate how the fonts you make will be used. When I designed Coquette, I had only vague use scenarios in mind. I was thinking about traditional French scripts and Art Deco sensibilities primarily in terms of formal qualities. Coquette is not a connecting script, but it has many characteristics of connecting scripts. One of these details is the little blob on the inside of the lowercase “o”. It is an extreme simplification of a looping stroke that leads to the next character. To me, things like this are purely formal when I’m making…
  • The Quagmire of Print-Think

    mark@ms-studio.com
    30 Aug 2013 | 7:42 pm
    In the late seventies, personal computers were starting to emerge and generate interest among some people. I was mildly interested, but I had no idea what I would do with one. Suggested uses were things like: storing recipes, an electronic address book, or maybe play computer games like Star Trek. Mostly it seemed to be about writing programs in BASIC to, say, store recipes. Anyway, none of this really got me excited enough about computers to actually buy one. All that changed when I came across a copy of a book by Ted Nelson called Computer Lib / Dream Machines. He wrote the first…
  • Renaissance Anomaly

    mark@ms-studio.com
    30 May 2013 | 7:55 pm
    Reader Ivan Filipov sent me this curiosity from the FOX/Starz tv show Da Vinci’s Demons. I haven’t seen the show, but this is definitely a typographic anachronism. First of all, the typeface Gotham (released in 2002) has no place in Renaissance Italy. Gotham is based on mid-twentieth century American vernacular styles. In the Renaissance, the prevailing style, if it were painted on a wall, would have been something more along the lines of the versal hand (for example, something resembling Goudy Lombardic). That said, the idea that a large painted sign would appear…
  • Dexter’s Mother’s Bread

    mark@ms-studio.com
    22 May 2013 | 9:29 am
    Seen in Centralia, Washington, on November 8, 2012.
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    The FontFeed

  • FontCast #18 — John Hudson

    Yves Peters
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    After an extended hiatus FontCast is back. The origins of FontShop’s video podcast go back to ATypI’s Typ09 conference in Mexico City. Stephen Coles, back then creative director at FontShop, sat down with some of the key players who were leading the way as we headed into the brave new world of web typography. This original series of video interviews was published during our Webfonts Week in November 2009. The series continued beyond these initial interviews. It expanded its scope to feature the most interesting figures in typography, lettering and design talk about their work and their…
  • True Detective Wins 2014 Emmy Award For Outstanding Main Title Design

    Yves Peters
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Yesterday night the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented the 2013-2014 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards for programs and individual achievements at the 66th Emmy Awards presentation. The Emmy® Awards recognise excellence within various areas of television and emerging media. The Primetime Emmy Award is a symbol of peer recognition from over 15,000 Television Academy members, with each member casting a ballot for the category of competition in their field of expertise. As typography (and other arts related to the alphabet like calligraphy, lettering, graffiti, etc.) are the…
  • FontWalk 3 Strolls/Scrolls Through Noteworthy Releases

    Yves Peters
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    FontShop launched the third instalment of their scrolltastic interpretation of the type catalogue / specimen / newsletter with FontWalk 3. This award-winning microsite – nominated for Jahr der Wer­bung 2013, Silver at the Eu­ro­pean De­sign Awards 2014, and Gold at the Annual Multimedia Award 2014 – in­tro­duces new typefaces and high­lights in­ter­est­ing top­ics. By adding movement it takes the viewer quite literally on a journey from one typeface to the next, showcasing the features of the fonts and illus­trating their unique qual­i­ties. Concise…
  • Hans Eduard Meier Passes Away At Age 91

    Yves Peters
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    Like I mentioned in my announcement of the TDC Medal 2014 for contemporary type design powerhouse David Berlow, mid-July was a week of both celebration and sadness in the world of type design and typography. On Tuesday, July 15 Swiss type designer Hans Eduard Meier passed away peacefully, aged 91. If his name doesn’t immediately ring a bell, the name of his typeface certainly will be familiar. Syntax is one of the best-known sans serif typefaces. Even more, I would like to make a case for it being the first true humanist sans, a genre that reached new heights of popularity around the turn…
  • 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…
 
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    Type Specimen Pool

  • 30 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am

    30 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am
    philipp75 has added a photo to the pool: Type specimen Golberg’s Press, Jerusalem [n.d.], p.1.
  • 30 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am

    30 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am
    philipp75 has added a photo to the pool: Type specimen Golberg’s Press, Jerusalem [n.d.], p.3.
  • 30 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am

    30 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am
    philipp75 has added a photo to the pool: Type specimen Golberg’s Press, Jerusalem [n.d.], p.4.
  • 29 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    philipp75 has added a photo to the pool: Buch- und Tiefdruck GmbH: Russische Schriften, Berlin [n.d.]
  • 29 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    philipp75 has added a photo to the pool: Buch- und Tiefdruck GmbH: Russische Schriften, Berlin [n.d.]
 
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    Ministry of Type

  • Schusev State Museum of Architecture

    Aegir Hallmundur
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:06 am
    I could look at these illustrations all day. They’re for a press and outdoor campaign promoting the Schusev State Museum of Architecture. Compositionally they remind me of that iceberg image, which seems appropriate given the brief to show the history of architecture going much deeper than the buildings you see. The quality of the modelling and illustration is excellent and are well worth looking at more closely in the larger images. I think the sketch images included on Behance and Design You Trust are nice, but (somewhat unrealistically) I’d love to see all the discarded…
  • Calligraphic Creatures

    Aegir Hallmundur
    3 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    A fun little collection of creatures drawn with a calligraphy pen by Andrew Fox. Simple, fun and attractive. It reminded me of this aspect of Islamic art, featured by BibliOdyssey a few years ago: Zoomorphic Calligraphy.
  • Flying Cars

    Aegir Hallmundur
    2 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    It must be the future already because, look, flying cars! It turns out that there’s been a whole series of these sculptures over the years at Goodwood Festival of Speed by Gerry Judah. I saw the photos of this year’s one on Dezeen and thought it was a nice concept rendering, but no, it’s real. What a thing! I’ll have to go next year. Goodwood is almost literally round the corner from where I live.
  • Flat Colour Icons

    Aegir Hallmundur
    2 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    DKNG recently launched their ICON series of posters, showing a single scene or prop from a range of movies that are so recognisable they’re actually iconic. My knowledge of cinema is clearly lacking (hey, an opportunity to watch some more!) as there are a fair few I don’t recognise. They’re lovely things though, and tap into the current resurgent fashion for simple vector style illustration and desaturated flat colours. I’m very much a fan of the style and love how something so often linked to retro ephemera is being updated and made fresh and new again. However, I do…
  • Tolga Girgin

    Aegir Hallmundur
    2 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    I found Tolga Girgin’s work from a link to his 3D lettering made with cut paper and traditional calligraphy on Behance, and went from there to his Instagram feed where there’s loads more of his work, including these beautiful circular compositions. I think I’m drawn to them because they remind me of coins and banknote patterns (which I am fond of). Go and have a look at the rest of it.
 
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    The FontGear Blog

  • Daily Doodle Gram

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

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

  • Schusev State Museum of Architecture

    Aegir Hallmundur
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:06 am
    I could look at these illustrations all day. They’re for a press and outdoor campaign promoting the Schusev State Museum of Architecture. Compositionally they remind me of that iceberg image, which seems appropriate given the brief to show the history of architecture going much deeper than the buildings you see. The quality of the modelling and illustration is excellent and are well worth looking at more closely in the larger images. I think the sketch images included on Behance and Design You Trust are nice, but (somewhat unrealistically) I’d love to see all the discarded…
  • Calligraphic Creatures

    Aegir Hallmundur
    3 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    A fun little collection of creatures drawn with a calligraphy pen by Andrew Fox. Simple, fun and attractive. It reminded me of this aspect of Islamic art, featured by BibliOdyssey a few years ago: Zoomorphic Calligraphy.
  • Flying Cars

    Aegir Hallmundur
    2 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    It must be the future already because, look, flying cars! It turns out that there’s been a whole series of these sculptures over the years at Goodwood Festival of Speed by Gerry Judah. I saw the photos of this year’s one on Dezeen and thought it was a nice concept rendering, but no, it’s real. What a thing! I’ll have to go next year. Goodwood is almost literally round the corner from where I live.
  • Flat Colour Icons

    Aegir Hallmundur
    2 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    DKNG recently launched their ICON series of posters, showing a single scene or prop from a range of movies that are so recognisable they’re actually iconic. My knowledge of cinema is clearly lacking (hey, an opportunity to watch some more!) as there are a fair few I don’t recognise. They’re lovely things though, and tap into the current resurgent fashion for simple vector style illustration and desaturated flat colours. I’m very much a fan of the style and love how something so often linked to retro ephemera is being updated and made fresh and new again. However, I do…
  • Tolga Girgin

    Aegir Hallmundur
    2 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    I found Tolga Girgin’s work from a link to his 3D lettering made with cut paper and traditional calligraphy on Behance, and went from there to his Instagram feed where there’s loads more of his work, including these beautiful circular compositions. I think I’m drawn to them because they remind me of coins and banknote patterns (which I am fond of). Go and have a look at the rest of it.
 
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    I LOVE TYPOGRAPHY

  • This Week in Fonts

    Sean Mitchell
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    A fast moving script by Process Type Foundry, a versatile sans from The Northern Block, a decorative serif by Zeune Ink, an energetic script from Sudtipos, a characterful grotesque by Commercial Type, a harmonious slab from Dada Studio, a comfortable sans by Font Bureau, a spirited grotesque from Latinotype, a condensed sans by MCKL, and a neutral face from Type Dynamic. Process Type Foundry: Pique Designed by Nicole Dotin A script with a crisp energy and buoyancy that only the collaboration of paper and screen can lay claim to. The Northern Block: Loew Designed by Jonathan Hill Loew is a…
  • Learning to Love letters!

    johno
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    I love letters. All kinds and types of letters: small, large, drawn, sketched, painted, rough, smooth, serif, sans serif, script, roman, italic, oblique, digitized, old and new, uppercase, lowercase, all materials and media, three dimensional… Yes, I love letters, except for those that are poorly or incorrectly proportioned. For those poor ugly letters, I feel pity and sadness. In the hope of creating an appreciation of beautiful letters and avoiding further letterform abuse, I try to share my passion for letterform design with my graphic design, typography and calligraphy students at the…
  • 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…
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    TypeEd: Fundamentals of Typography » Rag Right

  • The In-House Type: USC University Communications

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

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

    Rachel Elnar
    13 Jun 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Tim Hankins didn't go to art school, he studied advertising. Hankins cut his teeth in the world of design at the crossroads of music and the Internet in the late 90s. He's now the Director of Design at The Honest Company, and been with the company since October 2011 before the company had any products or even a website.
  • Corey Miller Captures Signs Of The Times

    Rachel Elnar
    12 May 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Corey Miller was drawn to the entertainment business so he got his degree in film and television studies at California State University, Northridge. He became a writer and producer for television with credits including CSI, CSI: Miami, Body of Proof, and Reckless. However, living Southern California, he always noticed vintage signs while driving around, so he started to capture them. These beautiful images really got our attention.
  • David Jonathan Ross Loves Contrast

    Rachel Elnar
    5 May 2014 | 11:00 pm
    David Jonathan Ross works at digital type studio The Font Bureau, where he draws letters of all shapes and sizes for custom and retail typeface designs. From reversed stress slab serifs of the 19th century to Art Deco sans serifs of the 20th, he ransacks forgotten and pigeonholed lettering styles and searches for new approaches to the same old alphabet. He shares with us about his beginnings and some scans of Rob Roy Kelly's American Wood Type.
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    Typewolf Blog

  • 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…
  • Is It Wrong for Designers to Have a Favorite Font?

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A few months back I published a blog post where I asked 41 influential designers to list their top 3 current favorite typefaces. Most of the designers seemed eager to name their favorites. However, after I published the article I heard comments along the lines of “if you have a favorite font you are doing it wrong” — meaning that without context it’s pointless to have a favorite font. This got me thinking about what it means to have something be your “favorite” and whether or not context is always required for a designer to have a personal preference for…
  • Industry-Leading Designers Share Their Current Top 3 Favorite Typefaces

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    28 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ever wonder what fonts your favorite designers have been using lately? I reached out to 41 of the most talented and influential designers in our industry and asked them to list their top 3 current favorite typefaces. I specifically asked for current favorites rather than all-time favorites — I thought that would make the results more interesting and would perhaps highlight some newer, less-established typefaces more so than timeless classics. At the end of the post I compile all of the designer’s responses into a list of the top 11 most popular typefaces. What surprised me the…
 
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