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  • This Week in Fonts

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

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

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

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

    Design Observer: Main Posts
    Design Observer
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    Works by untrained artists who found inspiration to produce unique works despite a host of impediments.
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    I LOVE TYPOGRAPHY

  • This Week in Fonts

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

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

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

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

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

  • Football as Football

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Adobe Originals Silver Anniversary Story: Typographic Tales from Japan

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

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

    Caleb Belohlavek
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Adobe, in partnership with Google, is pleased to announce the release of Source Han Sans, a new open source Pan-CJK typeface family that is now available on Typekit for desktop use. If you don’t have a Typekit account, it’s easy to set one up and start using the font immediately with our free subscription. And for those who want to play with the original source files, you can get those from our download page on SourceForge. 閱讀該文章的繁體中文版本 (Read this article in Chinese Traditional) 阅读该文章的简体中文版本 (Read this article in Chinese Simplified)…
  • Sites We Like: Readlists & Oozled

    Sally Kerrigan
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    The internet is an amazing resource for learning just about anything… provided you can remember where you last saw that link. The good news is, plenty of services are out there to help keep things organized for your own reference and make the experience a little less daunting. In this week’s sites we like, we’ll tip our hats to a couple of these teams who help the rest of us tame the onslaught of information. Readlists If you’re the kind of reader who groups your web bookmarks into sub-sub-categories, you’ll probably appreciate Readlists, which allows you to…
  • Source Sans 2.0

    Paul D. Hunt
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    Since its first public release two years ago, I’ve been busily extending Source Sans Pro to add more functionality. As you may recall we released Source Code Pro and an update to the sans with small capitals in short order after the initial release. However, I had promised that we would be adding more coverage for additional writing systems to this family. Following the open source mantra to ‘release early and release often’, today we are releasing the upright font styles with Greek and Cyrillic support, despite the italic styles still lagging behind in this regard. The updated fonts…
 
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    Typographica

  • Happy Birthday Mr. Typographica

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

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

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

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

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

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    Andrew
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:22 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.
  • Kanzen Lazer

    Andrew
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:20 pm
    I’ve always wanted to keep a sketchbook but never bothered. Kenzan Lazer (Will Goodan) kept one when he recently moved to Japan. Warning: Some NSFW action.
  • Liz Brizzi

    Andrew
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Los Angeles based painter Liz Brizzi produces darkly beautiful cityscapes.
  • Archibald prize

    Andrew
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:11 pm
    The winner of the 2014 Archibald Prize has been announced. Fiona Lowry took the top prize for her portrait of Penelope Seidler.
  • Lol Dupre

    Andrew
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Collage artist Lola Dupre currently has a show up in Sydney at ESD Gallery.
 
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    The FontFeed

  • FontFont Focus: FF Franziska For Bündner Tagblatt

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

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

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

    Yves Peters
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:17 pm
    One of the main typography conferences, TypeCon, presented by SOTA (The Society of Typographic Aficionados) is coming up fast. Unlike ATypI which travels all around the world, TypeCon is hosted by a different city in the United States every year. The name of this year’s conference is Capitolized, inspired by its host city Washington D.C., where professionals and enthusiast alike will gather in the Hyatt Regency Washington from July 30th until August 3rd. Known for its high quality programme while being very affordable, SOTA has decided to extend the Early Bird registration period for…
  • World Cup Typography: Eduardo Manso

    Yves Peters
    3 Jul 2014 | 3:22 pm
    In the run-up to the quarter finals between Argentina and Belgium in the FIFA World Cup this Saturday, I conducted an interview with Eduardo Manso. I have been following this Argentinian-born type designer working and living in Spain ever since reviewing his intriguing serif face Relato for my 2005 Typographer.org limited edition booklet. Eduardo designed the custom face used for all the Puma national teams – Italy, Chile, Uruguay, Switzerland, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Algeria, Ghana, plus a number of teams that didn’t qualify for the World Cup and some of the football clubs in the…
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  • Monotype’s Quire Sans typeface is an intuitive blend of old & new

    Monotype
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:48 am
    Inspired by the classic proportions of traditional book typography, and crafted for today’s digital landscape, the newest release from the Monotype Studio is the Quire Sans™ typeface. Designed by Jim Ford, the family of 20 fonts is a typeface for all media, suitable for everything from branding, advertising and packaging, to displays, user interfaces, billboards, signage and environmental graphics. See the Quire Sans digital specimen: http://www.monotype.com/studio/quire-sans/ Download the typeface: http://www.fonts.com/font/monotype/quire-sans Read the press release:…
  • Monotype’s Allan Haley will Present at HOW Design Live in Boston

    Monotype
    9 May 2014 | 9:38 am
    Monotype’s Director of Words and Letters, Allan Haley, will Present “Typographic Master Lessons” on May 13, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., at the Hynes Convention Center. Allan’s presentation will offer sage advice, design solutions and typographic inspiration from some of the most highly regarded design teachers and mentors, including Gail Anderson, Kit Hinrichs, DJ Stout, Michael Osborne, Carin Goldberg, Sean Anderson and Erik Spiekermann. For more information on HOW Design Live, visit http://www.howdesignlive.com For more information on Allan’s presentation, please read the press release…
  • The Creation Of The World. Illustrated Manuscripts from the Braginsky Collection A special exhibition at Jewish Museum Berlin

    patrick.s
    8 May 2014 | 10:13 am
    The Exhibition René Braginsky has compiled his spectacular collection of Hebrew manuscripts over a period of more than three decades. It includes medieval documents, artfully prepared wedding contracts, richly illustrated scrolls, illuminated manuscripts, and rare prints. The collection is characterized by a particular connection between text and art, as these Hebrew scriptures were often decorated with very elaborate illustrations. The focus is on illustrated manuscripts that originated in central and northern Europe of the 18th century showing high points of Jewish manuscript art. All the…
  • Century: 100 Years Of Type In Design Opens May 1

    Monotype
    29 Apr 2014 | 1:55 pm
    http://www.aiga.org/century-exhibition/ Interest in type, typefaces, typography and fonts has grown far beyond the graphic design community, yet few truly understand how and why these vital components of design are created and applied. This exhibition, organized by Monotype and designed by Pentagram for the AIGA National Design Center, celebrates 100 years of type as a constant influence in the world around us. Gathering rare and unique works from premier archives in the United States and London, Century will serve as the hub of a series of presentations, workshops and events held at the AIGA…
  • Announcing P22 Wedge - A Font by Architect Bruce Rotherham

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

  • Inka Display Regular

    14 Jul 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Carnoky Samo has added a photo to the pool: i'm currently working on drbl.in/lIEh
  • Inka Display Black

    14 Jul 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Carnoky Samo has added a photo to the pool: i'm currently working on drbl.in/lIEi
  • Lieferbare Klingspor-Schriften

    8 Jul 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Winkelhaken has added a photo to the pool: Lieferbare Klingspor-Schriften aus dem Guß-Programm der D-Stempel AG Gebr. Klingspor – ein großer Name in der graphischen Welt – untrennbar verbunden mit vielen kultivierten Schriftschöpfungen aus der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts! Auch für die Zukunft sollen die markantesten Schriften dieses Hauses dem Fachmann zur Verfügung stehen. Die Klingspor-Tradition zu wahren, ist eine verantwortungsvolle Aufgabe der […] D. Stempel AG Frankfurt am Main, Schriftgießerei und Messinglinienfabrik
  • Duo licht & dunkel

    8 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    Winkelhaken has added a photo to the pool: … eine markante Schrift für Akzidenz und Werbung, dekorativ und überzeugend Page 1 from: "Duo licht und dunkel specimen", 16-page-booklet, Gebr. Klingspor · Offenbach a.M., ca. 1956
  • Duo licht & dunkel

    8 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    Winkelhaken has added a photo to the pool: … eine markante Schrift für Akzidenz und Werbung, dekorativ und überzeugend Page 2 from: "Duo licht und dunkel specimen", 16-page-booklet, Gebr. Klingspor · Offenbach a.M., ca. 1956
 
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  • 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.
  • TypeCulture Web Fonts

    21 Jun 2014 | 7:47 am
    Adobe Typekit is now providing delivery & subscriptions of TypeCulture fonts for the web, desktop sync and mobile apps. Expo Sans Pro, Expo Sans Pro Condensed, Alphatier Pro, Latienne Pro and Tacitus Pro are ready for your website. Expo Serif Pro and Kinesis Pro will follow soon.
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    You Should Like Type Too

  • 400 Posts!

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Power of Quiet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Rachel Elnar
    1 May 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Kourosh Beigpour received his Bachelor's in Art at the University of Tehran, and his Master's in Malaysia, where he worked on Persian-Arabic font design and generated new fonts based on manuscript. We were inspired by his beautiful posters and asked him to share them with us.
 
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