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  • Velo Copper Bicycle

    House Industries Show and Tell
    Rich Roat
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Pretty penny for far things
  • This Month In Typography

    I Love Typography
    Alec Julien
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Welcome to this month’s roundup of type-related info and entertainment. Today, we learn some important typographic pronunciations, figure out how to work with layered web fonts, watch Mark Simonson talk about offset lithography, revisit the 1970 New York City Transit Authority graphics standards manual, see what medieval scribes were doodling in the margins of their […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. and This Month In Typography
  • Toward a Philosophy of Webfonts: A Lecture at Beyond Tellerrand, Berlin

    H&Co | News, Notes & Observations
    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…
  • Celebrating five years of Typekit

    The Typekit Blog
    Sally Kerrigan
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
    On November 10, it will have been five years since we first launched Typekit to the public with just a handful of foundry partners and a few dozen web fonts. From being on the ground as web fonts gained traction, to joining Adobe, to introducing desktop font sync with Creative Cloud — and adding more fonts and foundries to our library all the while — we’ve had a busy five years. Whether you’ve been with us since 2009, or you started learning about typography just yesterday, you’re part of this community now and we thank you for being a part of the journey. It’s been an amazing…
  • Bonnie Siegler: How to tactfully tackle a most delicate matter

    Design Observer: Main Posts
    Design Observer
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    How to tactfully tackle a most delicate matter
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    I Love Typography

  • This Month In Typography

    Alec Julien
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Welcome to this month’s roundup of type-related info and entertainment. Today, we learn some important typographic pronunciations, figure out how to work with layered web fonts, watch Mark Simonson talk about offset lithography, revisit the 1970 New York City Transit Authority graphics standards manual, see what medieval scribes were doodling in the margins of their […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. and This Month In Typography
  • Why A Better OpenType User Interface Matters

    johno
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Friday evening, September 19th. We are in Barcelona at the annual ATypI conference. The last session of the day is winding down – Building the perfect what?, an excellent panel discussion moderated by industry veteran and award-winning typeface developer David Berlow. For the past 45 minutes a cross section of type specialists have expounded on […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. and Why A Better OpenType User Interface Matters
  • Better UI for Better Typography

    johno
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    Designers ask Adobe for a better user interface for type The introduction of OpenType fonts in 2000 offered designers a rich and sophisticated typographic repertoire. The number of fonts that support these typographic features has grown exponentially over the years. And yet, we – the designers, producers, and users of digital type – have observed with […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. and Better UI for Better Typography
  • The First Female Typographer

    johno
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    In the fifteenth century women had few career opportunities. Few, bar those in the higher social classes were even sent to school, and women were not admitted to universities (Oxford university didn’t permit women to matriculate or graduate until 1920). Their options were very limited and pessimistically and perhaps a little exaggeratedly summed up by […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. and The First Female Typographer
  • This Week in Fonts

    Sean Mitchell
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    A contemporary family from Commercial Type, a connected script by Lián Types, an ambitious sans from Hoftype, a roughed up family by Fontfabric, a hard-working serif from House Industries, a sophisticated sans by Typetanic, a historical stencil face from Storm, and an expressive family by Andinistas. Commercial Type: Darby Designed by Dan Milne & Paul […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. and This Week in Fonts
 
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    H&Co | News, Notes & Observations

  • Toward a Philosophy of Webfonts: A Lecture at Beyond Tellerrand, Berlin

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

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

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

    hoefler@typography.com
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    There’s a wonderful materiality about rounded letters. Their lighter weights have an engineered quality: for me, they always bring to mind the controlled movements of a router, steadily cutting channels in brass or steel and leaving behind a spray of metal shavings. Their heavier weights are the stuff of the roadside, both the vacuform plastic letters that advertise gas stations and motels, and the painted signs that herald this week’s prices for groceries or liquor. Applying these tactile qualities to our suave Tungsten family gives us Tungsten Rounded, a new family of six fonts…
  • Football as Football

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

  • Celebrating five years of Typekit

    Sally Kerrigan
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
    On November 10, it will have been five years since we first launched Typekit to the public with just a handful of foundry partners and a few dozen web fonts. From being on the ground as web fonts gained traction, to joining Adobe, to introducing desktop font sync with Creative Cloud — and adding more fonts and foundries to our library all the while — we’ve had a busy five years. Whether you’ve been with us since 2009, or you started learning about typography just yesterday, you’re part of this community now and we thank you for being a part of the journey. It’s been an amazing…
  • Sites We Like: Recyling is Sexy & A Ban Against Neglect

    Sally Kerrigan
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    With a focus on renewable resources and recycling, we’re leaving the planet in better shape with this week’s Sites We Like. Recyclingis.sexy Gothic Open Shaded makes for powerful opening text on the landing page at recyclingis.sexy. Made by the Wood Type Revival team, Gothic Open Shaded originated as a 19th-century woodtype; its original designers probably couldn’t have imagined that change-on-hover effect. Nimbus Sans is used for the headers throughout, and JAF Lapture appears further down on the page in subheads. A Ban Against Neglect A Ban Against Neglect is a non-profit…
  • Creating a type style guide

    Susan Robertson
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    As the makers of Paper for iPad, FiftyThree does some great work that has always impressed me — so I was pretty excited to work with them when they asked for some help cleaning up the type styles on their marketing website. As is the case in many projects, as the FiftyThree site grew, the type styles grew along with it. As they added pages for new products, the styles weren’t as reusable as the team would have liked. Instead of using mixins or a modular set of styles, each page’s type styles were written directly to fit the design, causing a lot of property repetition as well as…
  • November Speaking Engagements

    Liz Galle
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    This November, a few of us from the Typekit team will be making conference appearances from California to Germany and Portugal. (There are tickets available for all of these events at the time of posting.) Internationalization and Unicode Conference 3-5 November 2014 | Santa Clara, California, USA Registration In his talk “Developing & Deploying The World’s First Open Source Pan-CJK Typeface Family,” Ken Lunde will delve into the development of Source Han Sans and Noto Sans CJK. (Web)Fontday Munich 8 November 2014 | Munich, Germany Registration Bram Stein will explore…
  • Sites We Like: Fans Corner & Simply Sport

    Sally Kerrigan
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    Sports fans, your week has arrived. From the club football fan community to sports media marketers, this week’s Sites We Like are all about the love of the game. Fans Corner A hub for football fans all over the world, Fans Corner goes all in with Museo Slab for its website typography. The slab serif works beautifully in big display size — that “C” really shows off its character nicely — and also scales down neatly for body text. Simply Sport We don’t often see the art-deco-inspired Le Havre used as the sole typeface across an entire website, but by mixing up the…
 
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    Design is Kinky

  • Lynx Expression giveaway

    Andrew
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    The guys at Lynx are not only making your pits smell nice, but they’re working with a bunch of cool artists to make some products under the Expression Series. They’ve kindly given Design is Kinky five t-shirts and five posters by Sheryo & The Yok to give away to our lovely followers. Head over to their Instagram and make an interesting comment, also making sure to include @designiskinky in your post and you might be lucky enough to win.
  • Nowherefamous t-shirts

    Andrew
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Our mates at Nowherefamous have just created a couple new t-shirts, one shown in the image above. They’re still sorting out an online store but if you are keen on more info send an email to info@nowherefamous.com for details.
  • Matthew Grabelsky

    Andrew
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Great paintings by Matthew Grabelsky.
  • Trent Whitehead

    Andrew
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:19 pm
    The Mild Manners crew have a new space opening up in Sydney soon and to kick it off they have a show with Aussie artist Trent Whitehead. It opens next week on the 25th. Don’t miss it.
  • Study Of Hair [Melb 26/9]

    Andrew
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:55 pm
 
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    Gary Hustwit

  • Helvetica Outtake: Rick Poynor

    Gary Hustwit
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Gary Hustwit: What do you think is next? Rick Poynor: I actually think it’s a fool’s game trying to predict what comes next. I can tell you what I hope comes next, but that’s not necessarily what will come next. I’m always hopeful that people will break out of the trance, that they will become much more critical of the way communication works, of the stories it tells, maybe the illusions it confects. Perhaps sometimes the lies it spins. And that they will vote with their feet by turning away from it and finding something of their own. The problem, of course, with all…
  • The Design Trilogy in Seoul

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

    Gary Hustwit
    6 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Greetings friends, hope you’re all well. It’s been a busy summer here in New York, we’ve been continuing with our editing work on the book, and our friends at Build have been refining the book’s design. It’s looking really great, we’ve carried over the cover font, Maison Neue by Timo Gaessner, into the book’s interior text and chapter headings. Like so: Yep, a sans serif font for body copy. Go figure. And even though the printing costs are much lower in Asia, we’re committed to printing the book here in North America. One advantage is a much…
  • Massimo Vignelli, 1931-2014

    Gary Hustwit
    29 May 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Last spring I spent a day photographing designer and friend Massimo Vignelli, one of the featured designers in my film Helvetica, who passed away this week at the age of 83. I’ve posted a few of those photos, and my thoughts on his passing. My condolences to his wife Lella and their family. He will be deeply missed. The post Massimo Vignelli, 1931-2014 appeared first on Gary Hustwit.
  • Urbanized at the San Diego Design Film Festival

    Gary Hustwit
    29 May 2014 | 11:25 am
    Join the organizers of the San Diego Design Film Festival for cocktails, hors d’ouvres and a special screening of Urbanized. Part of their “In Case You Missed It” series. Tuesday, June 10, 6pm. More info and tickets here. The post Urbanized at the San Diego Design Film Festival appeared first on Gary Hustwit.
 
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    The FontFeed

  • Global, Local, Social: ATypI Barcelona 2014 (Part 1)

    Sonja Knecht TXET
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:16 am
    The 58th annual conference by the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) from September 17 to 21, 2014, was held in Barcelona – for the third time in the history of ATypI, after 1972 and 1995. It was a great experience. With this year’s theme, Typographic Dialogues, ATypI invited students and professionals to participate in a delightful mixture of workshops, lectures, social events and exhibitions, and to explore the wider fields of design and typography together. The first two days with practical, technical and educational topics plus workshops took place in the BAU Design…
  • From Form Bring The Fun Fair To Reasons To Be Creative

    Yves Peters
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Yesterday another edition of Reasons to be Creative in Brighton, UK closed. This terrific three-day festival is the successor of the legendary Flash On The Beach. Voted “Best Conference of The Year 2013”, it gradually evolved into an inspirational event with a broad scope, mainly focusing on creativity and code. I was honoured to be part of it in 2012 when I provided the Tuesday night’s Inspired session with my movie poster talk and did a livestream from the Influxis Lounge, and last year I had a blast simply attending the friendly conference. Unfortunately I could not make this…
  • 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…
 
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    Type Specimen Pool

  • Vergniaud in Choc

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:36 am
    Nick Sherman has added a photo to the pool: From the 3 scriptes brochure published by Fonderie Olive
  • Inka Italic Masters

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:34 am
    Carnoky Samo has added a photo to the pool: dribbble.com/shots/1782288-Inka-Italic-Masters?list=follo...
  • Inka Masters

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:34 am
    Carnoky Samo has added a photo to the pool: dribbble.com/shots/1782296-Inka-Masters?list=following
  • Bowling Script _ Rock

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    Ale Paul has added a photo to the pool: Get the font www.myfonts.com/fonts/sudtipos/bowling-script/ — About the typeface — There is plenty of lyric and literature about looking over one’s shoulder in contemplation. What would you have done differently if you knew then what you know now? This is the kind of question that comes out of nowhere. When it does and whether its context is personal or professional make very little difference. It’s a question that can cause emotions to rise and passions to run hot. It can trigger priority shifts and identity crises. It’s never easy to answer.
  • Bowling Script _ Funk

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    Ale Paul has added a photo to the pool: Get the font www.myfonts.com/fonts/sudtipos/bowling-script/ — About the typeface — There is plenty of lyric and literature about looking over one’s shoulder in contemplation. What would you have done differently if you knew then what you know now? This is the kind of question that comes out of nowhere. When it does and whether its context is personal or professional make very little difference. It’s a question that can cause emotions to rise and passions to run hot. It can trigger priority shifts and identity crises. It’s never easy to answer.
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    Fonts.com: About Fonts

  • Punctuation

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:56 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
  • Fontacular

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:07 am
    Fontacular - 5 days of deep font discounts and typographic giveaways!
  • Fontacular rules

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
  • Planned Parenthood Brand Font Package

    14 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
  • MasterCard Corporate Fonts

    10 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
 
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    TypeCulture Latest News Feed

  • An Interview with Mark Jamra

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    This interview at CreativePro.com was conducted by Ilene Strizver and reveals a bit about my design background and process.
  • TypeCulture Web Fonts

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    Adobe Typekit is now providing delivery & subscriptions of TypeCulture fonts for the web, desktop sync and mobile apps. 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.
  • 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.
  • Join Us On Facebook!

    12 Jul 2011 | 12:29 pm
    Just a reminder: all TypeCulture news items (both the significant and the less significant), as well as interesting type-related stories and online discoveries (with links and pictures!) can be found on the TypeCulture Facebook page.
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    You Should Like Type Too

  • Beer Can Typography

    Rob
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    These images come courtesy of the tasting room at the Harpoon Brewery in Boston, Massachusetts. In the middle of a tour of the facilities, guests are invited to sample as much beer as they can drink in 20 minutes. They really kept us busy sampling, so most others there probably don’t notice the massive collection of beer cans lining the back wall. When they announced it was time to exit and finish the tour, I straggled behind a few seconds to capture some of the most interesting/obscure cans.
  • My A is missing something!

    Rob
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    For the last 5-6 years I’ve been avidly (compulsively) collecting the odd typographic phenomenon of the bar-less Latin capital letter A (like this: Λ). For some reason, many many designers feel comfortable chopping off the horizontal crossbar; they think it transforms the typeface into anything from rustic and runic, to techy and space-aged. Warning: Once you start noticing barless A’s, you will see them everywhere. Kinda like this. My image collection is growing daily (I see/photograph on average 1 new example per day!), and I’ve been meaning to post everything somewhere…
  • Happy Saturday

    Rob
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    From Berlin. And the full version:
  • There’s a moth & a frog on the window…

    Rob
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    There’s a moth & a frog on the window of the hotel and the moth is bigger. #IncredibleIndia
  • Matthew Carter in the pathetic Esquire

    Rob
    4 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    This post comes in short parts: Part 1: Esquire – Most Uncreative Magazine of the Year Esquire UK has a special “Black Book” biannual edition that is a “style manual for successful men”. This issue produced the the strongest visceral reaction I’ve ever had to a major magazine. I was shocked to see the lazy trend following, lack of any taste, creativity, or unique style from these guys. Art Director Nick Millington, Deputy Art Director Peter Ainsworth, and Designer Anup Parmar should all have their computers confiscated and thrown into the Thames. None of…
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    The FontGear Blog

  • 365 Paintings for Ants

    fontgear
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    A short film by Gareth Pon about artist Lorraine Loots. At the beginning of 2013, she began to paint one miniature painting a day. You can actually purchase from a limited number of her prints, or book a day on her website.
  • Packages That Pop: COS

    fontgear
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    COS is a partner company to H&M. Their website is fresh and unexpected. But what we love most is this series of promotional videos they have made – especially their most recent: The Sounds of COS Video by Lernert & Sander
  • Typeface Tuesday: Ryman Eco

    fontgear
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:13 pm
    It’s Typeface Tuesday on a Wednesday! This short documentary was too good to save for next week, so here it is a little early – or late? Ryman Eco was designed specifically to reduce the environmental impact of printing. You can also download it for free at their website here.
  • 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
 
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    I Love Typography

  • This Month In Typography

    Alec Julien
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Welcome to this month’s roundup of type-related info and entertainment. Today, we learn some important typographic pronunciations, figure out how to work with layered web fonts, watch Mark Simonson talk about offset lithography, revisit the 1970 New York City Transit Authority graphics standards manual, see what medieval scribes were doodling in the margins of their […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. and This Month In Typography
  • Why A Better OpenType User Interface Matters

    johno
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Friday evening, September 19th. We are in Barcelona at the annual ATypI conference. The last session of the day is winding down – Building the perfect what?, an excellent panel discussion moderated by industry veteran and award-winning typeface developer David Berlow. For the past 45 minutes a cross section of type specialists have expounded on […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. and Why A Better OpenType User Interface Matters
  • Better UI for Better Typography

    johno
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    Designers ask Adobe for a better user interface for type The introduction of OpenType fonts in 2000 offered designers a rich and sophisticated typographic repertoire. The number of fonts that support these typographic features has grown exponentially over the years. And yet, we – the designers, producers, and users of digital type – have observed with […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. and Better UI for Better Typography
  • The First Female Typographer

    johno
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    In the fifteenth century women had few career opportunities. Few, bar those in the higher social classes were even sent to school, and women were not admitted to universities (Oxford university didn’t permit women to matriculate or graduate until 1920). Their options were very limited and pessimistically and perhaps a little exaggeratedly summed up by […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. and The First Female Typographer
  • This Week in Fonts

    Sean Mitchell
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    A contemporary family from Commercial Type, a connected script by Lián Types, an ambitious sans from Hoftype, a roughed up family by Fontfabric, a hard-working serif from House Industries, a sophisticated sans by Typetanic, a historical stencil face from Storm, and an expressive family by Andinistas. Commercial Type: Darby Designed by Dan Milne & Paul […] Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. and This Week in Fonts
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    TypeEd: Fundamentals of Typography » Rag Right

  • I Can’t Live Without Your Face

    Rachel Elnar
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Univers Font Study by Rachel Galindo. “My favorite typefaces switch over time. Right now, I find myself turning to Univers (Adrian Frutiger, 1957) pretty regularly. With such a large family (21 faces), it can serve so many purposes. And I love that it's available in condensed and extended too. Clean and readable, it's a good workhorse.” — John Clifford, Owner at Think Studio
  • Typography Learned Through The Trade

    Michael Stinson
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:27 pm
    To me, Southern California was a typographically-starved land. I thought for years that if I had more of the work, I could help make my environment look better. Like a one-man band, tooting my own horn for years, I'd been trying to do it all on my own.
  • Sara Pastrana Mends Curse Words

    Rachel Elnar
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Sara Pastrana works as a senior designer for a non-profit in Santa Monica designing publications and create branding for events. She enjoys working at her "regular" job during the week where my designs are to fit within a defined structure. And then she works on her personal design projects that combine both craft and design where she's free to go as far as her imagination can go. And, far, she does go.
  • 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.
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    Typewolf Blog

  • Will Google Fonts Ever Be Shut Down?

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

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

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