The league of Moveable type launch the weekly typographic a podcast discussing new developments (& recent discoveries) in the world of type and their work in progress. (I confess I am sharing without having listened yet) but I have subscribed and look forward to catching up soon.
The designers foundry have created a swish souvenir pack for Jan Weidemüller's new typeface Koor – I LOVE the contrast in this face - with 3 optical sizes and 6 weights each. The ltd edition pack has an A2 poster specimen with any Koor purchase $50+. Or free specimen poster & "OPEN TYPE" socks with purchase of the full family.
Known for his bespoke and innovative typographic illustrations, visual identities, packaging and installations. Craig believes in creating engaging, modern and precise visuals whilst maintaining originality and a strong voice, in all of his work.
The softening of edges in the Shabby Chic aesthetic are markers of age, warmth, authenticity and use. Resistenza's latest release was drawn by hand with dry brush pen for rustic warmth and distressed edges to the spirit and charm of the Shabby Chic design style in a typeface.
Vol.co hosts crowd funded campaigns to publish books by artists and designers. The platform is backed by Thames & Hudson, an experienced publisher that will help the titles get exposure and add confidence for consumers. Printmaker Anthony Burrill has a campaign live now!
Footnotes is a type design periodical published by La Police type foundry's Mathieu Christe. I thoroughly enjoyed issue A and am excited to read this follow up edition which features Brigitte Schuster, François Rappo, Christian Mengelt, Adrien Vasquez, Frank Grießhammer, Alice Savoie, Dorine Sauzet & Sébastien Morlighem get your copy here
Isabel's online store is an Aladdin's cave of lettering delight! Discover totes, enamel pins, embroidered badges, print collateral (and of course the Galea typeface) that any type/lettering junkie would be thrilled to receive this xmas!
Mike Abbink, the typeface’s designer, dove into the IBM archives to reflect the company's belief system & legacy in a contemporary cntext. Hoping IBM Plex, could become just as iconic–a kind of Helvetica for this century. The Plex family includes a sans serif, serif, and monospace versions. Open Source Download IBM Plex here.
Celebrates the pioneering spirit of Joshua Darden's Freight, which revolutionised how type designers approach optical size in the digital era and highlights a startling disparity in the world of type design. (The TypographHer website currently uses Freight Sans).
We all know how important the craft of typogaphy is in making text engaging and readable... The washingtonpost is reporting on how Trump's bad typography could be his downfall (and it makes me very happy indeed!) #impeachorange
Naughty and Nice artist-designed toilet rolls from Who Gives a Crap. Features Luke Lucas, Gemma Obrien, the letterettes, Timba Smits, Timothy Goodman and Alex Trochut. 50% of profits go to building toilets for those in need.
Super sleuth type historians Indra Kupferschmid & Dan Reynolds dig into the origins of this prolific grotesque and find that the typefaces design evolution is a little more complicated than the common attribution would suggest.
She was recently profiled by Australia's leading design blog here. The Design files visited her studio in Fitzroy, where she creates beautiful nostalgic type & lettering work and also runs workshops teaching others the art of writing. You can check out her Typism 2017 talk here too.
Monotype's latest revival project presents a restored and digitised collection of typefaces by Berthold Wolpe. Type Designer Toshi Omagari talks with Grafik about how he picked up where Wolpe left off...
Applications are open for Maria's last Calligraphy Course of 2017. Six calligraphy styles over 8 Melbourne based workshops.
Discussing the challenges he faced starting out, why London burned him out and how his return to Scotland has been so positive, why there is no place for ego in the creative industries and why people are crucial to your own path.
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