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  • Murder in Italic

    I Love Typography
    johno
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:58 am
    Most will be familiar with the name Francesco Griffo, born in Bologna in 1450, and forever associated with the Venetian printer-publisher Aldus Manutius for whom he designed and cut roman, Greek, and the first italic fonts. Their partnership was an especially fruitful one and their collaboration at the end of the fifteenth and beginning of […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. Murder in Italic
  • Introducing Obsidian

    H&Co | News, Notes & Observations
    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…
  • The first Bible set in roman type

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

    The FontGear Blog
    fontgear
    2 Jan 2015 | 7:52 pm
    This finally exists. A line of watches inspired by and using the Helvetica font. Love it or hate it – you can find them here.
  • This Month in Typography

    I Love Typography
    Alec Julien
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:25 am
    Welcome to this month’s roundup of type-related info and entertainment. Today, we delve into endangered alphabets, examine the best book covers of 2014, revisit Æsop’s fables, ponder automotive text interfaces, salivate over chocolate typography, greet the new Swedish national typeface, lament a famous neon sign, review Chip Kidd teaching kids about graphic design, and much […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. This Month in Typography
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  • Murder in Italic

    johno
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:58 am
    Most will be familiar with the name Francesco Griffo, born in Bologna in 1450, and forever associated with the Venetian printer-publisher Aldus Manutius for whom he designed and cut roman, Greek, and the first italic fonts. Their partnership was an especially fruitful one and their collaboration at the end of the fifteenth and beginning of […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. Murder in Italic
  • Making Fonts: GT Sectra

    johno
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    GT Sectra is a serif typeface combining the calligraphic influence of the broad nib pen with the sharpness of the scalpel. This sharpness defines its contemporary look. The GT Sectra subfamily was originally designed for the long-form magazine Reportagen, a publication with interesting stories from all around the world. The Zürich-based studio Moiré designed the […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. Making Fonts: GT Sectra
  • This Month in Typography

    Alec Julien
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:25 am
    Welcome to this month’s roundup of type-related info and entertainment. Today, we delve into endangered alphabets, examine the best book covers of 2014, revisit Æsop’s fables, ponder automotive text interfaces, salivate over chocolate typography, greet the new Swedish national typeface, lament a famous neon sign, review Chip Kidd teaching kids about graphic design, and much […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. This Month in Typography
  • The first Bible set in roman type

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

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

  • 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…
  • Webfonts with Stylistic Sets

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

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

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

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

  • Sites We Like: MatternCo, Interactive Things, & Webknit

    Sally Kerrigan
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:45 pm
    This week, we’re shining the spotlight on a few of the people who help to make the web a beautiful place with thoughtful visual design, great interactions, and exceptional typography. MatternCo MatternCo is the homepage for Sarah Mattern’s creative studio, and it’s full of little touches — like the bits of Bouffant here and there — that go a long way to demonstrate her knack for good design. Body text is in lovely FF Tisa, and headers are in Brandon Grotesque. Interactive Things The Interactive Things website shows a great example of FF Netto in use; this is a flexible…
  • New Fira Sans fonts on Typekit

    Ivan Bettger
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:17 am
    Mozilla has long been a leader in the open source software community. With the 2012 development of Firefox OS, an open source operating system for mobile and home electronics devices, came a new open source type system for its identity: Fira Sans. Type designer Erik Spiekermann, alongside Ralph du Carrois and his Carrois Type Design studio, were commissioned by Mozilla to create an original type family tailored to mobile user interfaces, while maintaining the approachable humanist design aesthetic integral to Mozilla’s image. Spiekermann’s landmark typeface FF Meta is at the core…
  • Updates to the Creative Cloud desktop application

    Michael Wallen
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:37 am
    The Creative Cloud team has released a new version of the Creative Cloud desktop application, and we recommend that you give it a try if you’re currently using it to sync fonts to your desktop. This is version 1.9 of the application, and it’s packed with improvements. Most notably for Typekit customers, your fonts will sync more reliably when switching network connections — something we know has irked many of you. For fresh installations of the app, font syncing will be turned on by default. Previously, you had to navigate over to the Preferences panel to turn syncing…
  • Launched and live: Custom language subsetting options

    Gregor Kaplan
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Since announcing last month that our new language subsetting options were in Early Access, we’ve continued work on the feature; thanks to all our early testers for your feedback! Today we’re officially launching the feature for all customers, so you’ll now see the additional subsetting controls in the Kit Editor by default. If you’re new to language subsetting, we’ll walk you through using the feature here. You don’t have to change anything if you don’t want to — all of your kits will continue to work with the current settings — but many people use custom…
  • Sites We Like: Top 10 Albums of 2014 & IBT15

    Sally Kerrigan
    9 Jan 2015 | 11:51 am
    Happy new year! Ready for a little music? In this week’s sites we like, we’ve got one last hurrah from the year 2014, and are also looking ahead to see what 2015 brings our way. Top 10 Albums of 2014 Thomas Schrijer’s list of his Top 10 albums of 2014 caught our eye for its beautiful use of Lust at display size, showing off the dynamic character of this high-contrast serif. Aktiv Grotesk is used for comfortable subheads and body text, as well as the numbers in the minimal top-nav menu. IBT15 Bristol International Festival Proxima Nova — with generous letter spacing…
 
 
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    Design is Kinky

  • Job, Joris & Marieke

    AJ
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Beautiful animation work by Utrecht based Job, Joris & Marieke.
  • Jesse Marlow

    AJ
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Street and documentary photographer Jess Marlow.
  • Andrew Archer

    AJ
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Check out the work of talented New Zealand born, Melbourne based, illustrator Andrew Archer.
  • Andrea Buzzichelli

    AJ
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:42 pm
    Italian photographer Andrea Buzzichelli.
  • Erin Anderson

    AJ
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Erin Anderson is an artist based out of Pennsylvania. Her work is a unique blend between the abstract and figurative.
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    Jean François Porchez

  • Conférences publiques du master design typographique en 2015

    Jean François Porchez
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:10 am
    Dans le cadre du master Design Typographique de l’ECV France, nous ouvrons au public les conférences et interventions généralement réservées à nos étudiants. Les thèmes sont variés, mais toujours en lien avec la typographie et le graphisme. L’entrée est libre, mais il faut s’inscrire en ligne.
  • ECV 2014 students presentations

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • Interviews Book Update

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

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

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

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

  • agitation

    25 Jan 2015 | 1:37 pm
    iconicnotions has added a photo to the pool:
  • Obedient

    24 Jan 2015 | 7:31 pm
    iconicnotions has added a photo to the pool:
  • Inka font variants

    19 Jan 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Carnoky Samo has added a photo to the pool: Inka in progress. Full family will consist of two variants – first one is drawn in more classical proportions and the second variant (gray) is with shorter ascender/descender & with lower caps height
  • Inka font family

    19 Jan 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Carnoky Samo has added a photo to the pool: Inka in progress. 4 weights + 4 optical sizes = 32 font styles
  • Monsen Phototype

    14 Jan 2015 | 10:38 pm
    jch02140 has added a photo to the pool: Monsen Phototype by Monsen Typographers. Inc.
 
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    Fonts.com: About Fonts

  • Using the Correct Mark

    20 Jan 2015 | 8:15 am
  • Punctuation

    20 Jan 2015 | 6:54 am
    Punctuation refers to typographic symbols (and sometimes spaces) used to clarify the meaning of text, as well as to aid in reading comprehension. Some punctuation marks – such as commas, periods, dashes and colons – serve to divide text into phrases and sentences, directly impacting, and sometimes significantly altering, their meaning and interpretation. Without the benefit of correct punctuation, text may be subject to misinterpretation in dramatic, and even embarrassing, ways
  • Module: Signs & Symbols

    20 Jan 2015 | 6:12 am
    Everything from accented characters to Zapf Dingbats is addressed in this module. You’ll learn how and when to use bullets and boxes, where and when to punctuate and the virtues of ligatures. This module is about all the important typographic characters – that are not single letters or numbers.
  • Re-activating Your Fonts After a Downgrade

    16 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
  • Capital Group Companies

    7 Jan 2015 | 1:03 pm
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  • Converting to IBM System/360

    31 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    IBM have produced and commissioned some lovely stuff over the years, and their mid-century brochures and advertising are well-admired today. It’s the kind of quality they’re clearly aiming to recapture with their recent hiring and investment in design. There’s some gorgeous photography in this late ’60s brochure of theirs for the System/360 I found via Dinosaur’s Pen (which is a fantastic site for historical UI and product design). I took these images from the PDF linked here and below The warm lighting and careful use of a shallow depth of field is more used today for domestic…
  • Responsive Logos

    31 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    This site, Responsive Logos, is something I've had sat in my bookmarks for a while. I normally browse sites on an iPad and this one really needs a browser you can resize to get the full effect. Most brands (especially the big ones) will have variations on their logos for use in various contexts; logos for giant billboards will be different from those used on tiny black and white guarantee cards, say. Online, the story can be a bit different, with any adjustment to the browser size or context just left to resizing the one logo graphic. Some are done differently, and I've made a few sites that…
  • Server Mechanics

    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    While I've been quiet I've been rebuilding the site in preparation for moving it to a new server. I managed to break it all several times and have made the air blue with oaths and curses against the modern world and all the technology in it. Still, turns out most of the time to have been a typo or me not reading the manual, in a sense. The rest of the time it's because things genuinely are awful with this stuff. I changed a few aesthetic details and replaced a few functional doodads, but apart from that the site should be just the same. If you do spot a problem, please do let me know.
  • Schusev State Museum of Architecture

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    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 sketches and…
  • Calligraphic Creatures

    2 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    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.
 
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  • 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.
  • Join Us On Facebook!

    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.
  • New: Phoreus Cherokee

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

  • Portrait of a Letterpress Printer

    fontgear
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:16 pm
    A short documentary about William Amer. A letterpress printer & instructor based out of Australia.
  • The History of Typography

    fontgear
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:33 am
    A paper-letter stop motion short by Ben Barrett-Forrest that whisks us through a brief history of typography.
  • The Helvetica Watch

    fontgear
    2 Jan 2015 | 7:52 pm
    This finally exists. A line of watches inspired by and using the Helvetica font. Love it or hate it – you can find them here.
  • Typeface Tuesday: Aqua Grotesque

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

    fontgear
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Dangerdust is a duo of two annonymous college seniors that created a collection of chalkboard pieces. “In our final year at Columbus College of Art & Design we brought it upon ourselves to create a chalkboard every week. We took over the chalkboard on the third floor of Crane and every Monday a new board would appear.” Some of their pieces took up to eleven hours to complete, and have incredible depth for using only chalk. A few examples are below. You can also follow Dangerdust on Instagram and Behance.
 
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  • Converting to IBM System/360

    31 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    IBM have produced and commissioned some lovely stuff over the years, and their mid-century brochures and advertising are well-admired today. It’s the kind of quality they’re clearly aiming to recapture with their recent hiring and investment in design. There’s some gorgeous photography in this late ’60s brochure of theirs for the System/360 I found via Dinosaur’s Pen (which is a fantastic site for historical UI and product design). I took these images from the PDF linked here and below The warm lighting and careful use of a shallow depth of field is more used today for domestic…
  • Responsive Logos

    31 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    This site, Responsive Logos, is something I've had sat in my bookmarks for a while. I normally browse sites on an iPad and this one really needs a browser you can resize to get the full effect. Most brands (especially the big ones) will have variations on their logos for use in various contexts; logos for giant billboards will be different from those used on tiny black and white guarantee cards, say. Online, the story can be a bit different, with any adjustment to the browser size or context just left to resizing the one logo graphic. Some are done differently, and I've made a few sites that…
  • Server Mechanics

    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    While I've been quiet I've been rebuilding the site in preparation for moving it to a new server. I managed to break it all several times and have made the air blue with oaths and curses against the modern world and all the technology in it. Still, turns out most of the time to have been a typo or me not reading the manual, in a sense. The rest of the time it's because things genuinely are awful with this stuff. I changed a few aesthetic details and replaced a few functional doodads, but apart from that the site should be just the same. If you do spot a problem, please do let me know.
  • Schusev State Museum of Architecture

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    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 sketches and…
  • Calligraphic Creatures

    2 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    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.
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    I Love Typography

  • Murder in Italic

    johno
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:58 am
    Most will be familiar with the name Francesco Griffo, born in Bologna in 1450, and forever associated with the Venetian printer-publisher Aldus Manutius for whom he designed and cut roman, Greek, and the first italic fonts. Their partnership was an especially fruitful one and their collaboration at the end of the fifteenth and beginning of […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. Murder in Italic
  • Making Fonts: GT Sectra

    johno
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    GT Sectra is a serif typeface combining the calligraphic influence of the broad nib pen with the sharpness of the scalpel. This sharpness defines its contemporary look. The GT Sectra subfamily was originally designed for the long-form magazine Reportagen, a publication with interesting stories from all around the world. The Zürich-based studio Moiré designed the […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. Making Fonts: GT Sectra
  • This Month in Typography

    Alec Julien
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:25 am
    Welcome to this month’s roundup of type-related info and entertainment. Today, we delve into endangered alphabets, examine the best book covers of 2014, revisit Æsop’s fables, ponder automotive text interfaces, salivate over chocolate typography, greet the new Swedish national typeface, lament a famous neon sign, review Chip Kidd teaching kids about graphic design, and much […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. This Month in Typography
  • The first Bible set in roman type

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

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

  • Intimate, Curvaceous and Expressive

    Leah Faust
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:49 pm
    When creating a script mark for a brand, it is important to consider the tone of the name, style of concept, physical places it will exist: either designing for functionality and aesthetic.
  • Why Type Matters In Design And Life

    Michael Stinson
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:42 pm
    To master anything in life, one has to master the fundamentals. Once we master the skills, then we can truly learn how to find our own style—performing the fundamentals becomes second nature. We have to know the rules in order to break them, and its same in typography. We are just continuing a long, consistent history of typographic process that evolved to respond to how humans read.
  • Casting Type in The Role of Graphic Design

    Michael Stinson
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:13 pm
    How do you choose a typeface? Do you browse through fonts online and make educated guesses? Typefaces hold history, personality and unique details in their characters, to which you, as design have to "cast type" in the role of your storytelling design, being the "movie."
  • Quiosco: Quirky And Lovable

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

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

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Welcome to the second annual edition of the ten most popular web fonts of the year as featured on Typewolf. For 2014, I have a full year’s worth of data with 365 sites being featured on the site. Last year’s list for 2013 was a little more curated and less backed by data as Typewolf hadn’t been around for a full year at that point. This list features typefaces from all type foundries regardless of where the typefaces can be purchased or licensed, unlike other lists that might only include fonts available on certain sites such as MyFonts or Typekit. It’s still a curated…
  • The Best Typography-Based Sites of December

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    31 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This is the eleventh 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 November here. Snask I remember the previous design of Snask was one of the first places I saw Apercu being used on the web. The folks at Snask are real trendsetters as this typeface has exploded in popularity over the last year or two. Their new redesign sticks with Apercu but adds in Platform, a geometric sans from Commercial Type. The…
  • The Best Typography-Based Sites of November

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This is the tenth installment of my monthly feature on Typewolf where I share my favorite type-driven websites from the previous month and then write a little about the typographic details behind the designs. You can check out last month’s post for October here. The New Wave Company Noe Display is a distinctive display face with its pointy triangular serifs. I think it pairs well with the quirky open-source font Karla. My only nitpick about the type is how the paragraph line length expands to fill the browser window — on a smaller screen it’s not an issue but on a large…
  • The Best Typography-Based Sites of October

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This is the ninth installment of my monthly feature on Typewolf where I share my favorite type-driven websites from the previous month and then write a little about the typographic details behind the designs. You can check out last month’s post for September here. Generation Press Poynings is a nice stencil typeface from Colophon Foundry, although it doesn’t seem to be available for purchase on their site. It’s most likely a custom face as Generation Press use it for their print collateral and their studio is located in a town called Poynings. Hopefully it will be available…
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