Super excited that articulate thinker and digital type authority Jason Pamental recently made the leap to freelance so he can dedicate more time to research and writing. Read his latest riff - The evolution of typography with variable fonts: an introduction
When Swiss designer and founder of Rollo Press, Urs Lehni showed fellow designer Noël Leu a newspaper clipping, it kickstarted an extensive investigation into display typefaces from the 1970s and 80s, resulting in Grilli Type’s latest release: GT Super.
Next Month, web typography lovers will get the chance to meet and intensively focus on their favorite topic. Hosted in Brighton, UK, the Ampersand conference brings together experts from all aspects of web typography, including branding and editorial designers, web developers, visual designers, browser makers, and type designers.
More from the most excellent lubalin 100 project I featured last month - this terrific article focuses on one of Lubalin’s lesser-known designs, the packaging for the “Typographic Directions” book that was published in 1964.
The Gutenberg Bible was the first Western publication printed using movable type, this extraordinary technological and artistic feat heralded the age of the printed book, and importantly the democratisation and accessibility of information. To be released in two volumes the first is available for pre-order.
An artist, designer and typographer, Nick Chaffe's uniquely detailed illustration style has attracted the attention of some of the biggest brands in the world. After a decade of success, Creative Boom caught up with the Manchester-based creative to talk about discovering graphic design as a career path, the ups and downs of freelancing and what he'd change about the industry.
The origin of this beautiful typeface was a cocktail inspired 2015 artwork called “Absinthe. La Fée Verte (The Green Fairy)”. Which Maria expanded during the 2016 36 days of type series. Many hours of careful craftsmanship later Maria has shared this stunning new face with us all.
The amazing better Letters crew are hitting Brisbane to introduce the basic techniques used in creating painted and gilded lettering. Working on two projects across three days, Anne McDonald and Liane Barker will guide participants through the creation of a pre-designed glass piece and a custom wooden panel.
Phil Goodwin documents the step-by-step two-day process of designing a handwriting font (Aldi) from scratch, a useful visual guide for beginners wanting to get started in type design.
It's Nice that interviewed it's co-creator Zach Lieberman to learn more about Weird Type, his interactive installations and how he developed a love for working with such an exciting medium. “Working with painting and printmaking during his studies, it was only when the reality of getting a job hit him that Zach turned to the computer.”
After decades of using software as their exclusive work tool, graphic designers today are re-discovering the creative and expressive power of handmade letters: lettering has a distinctive visual and physical effect, and provides endless possibilities of expressing ideas through a more artful use of type, texture and volume.
TypeThursday raises the baseline on letterform design and use through friendly, moderated, group discussions of type-centric works in progress with letterform lovers who gather to talk type over drinks. Here’s how TypeThursday helped Cristina Vanko’s why not lettering ascend.
TYPO Labs is an immersive type technology summit aiming to provide a platform for the exchange of best practices, advance the state of the art and encourage the integration of new type technologies into future digital communications. Check out the videos and learn more about the leading edge of digital type tech.
The origin of these new faces is the vast historic collection of patterns acquired from American Wood Type. Gothics are utilitarian and these two will add to your typographic tool box. One is mid-century modern and the other a classic Grotesque. Read the blog article about the birth of Virgin Gothic.
Dan Reynolds profiles this important German punchcutter whose career began before the First
NM type's Noel Pretorius and María Ramos, recently created a striking typeface, commissioned by Jägermeister. The bold geometry speaks of place, culture, and history, giving the brand a strong and consistent voice for all global communication.
Ahead of our may 17th event in Auckland I wrote a short article on the visual literacy of wine (& type) lettering talent Craig Black and I are collaborating on this event where we use memory, connotations and emotion to express the characteristics of delicious wines in a series of hand lettered labels. It’s going to be an ace event and I’d love to see you there!
Jamie Clarke (designer of some of my favourite 3d typefaces) wrote an insightful article outlining how to energise your designs with 3D fonts that leap from the page. Featuring the work of one of my favourite printmakers Thomas Mayo who is doing stellar dimensional letterpress work
Pressing Matters magazine is an independently-run publication, honing in on the people, passion and processes behind the artform of printmaking. The publication aims to inspire newcomers and give a voice and a face to the increasingly vast number of people calling printmaking their ‘thing’...
This collection aims at giving visibility to libre fonts drawn by
The fabulous Rig Solid, & Rig Shaded, have been added to Typekit’s prestigious typeface library. They join Brim Combined, which has proved a popular choice for web headlines, and its chromatic predecessor, Brim Narrow. If you have an Adobe CC account, sync them free for desktop and web.
I listen to a lot of podcasts, but Jocelyn K Glei's Hurry Slowly is my absolute favourite (seriously it is life changing!), Last week Jocelyn spoke with legendary graphic designer Paula Scher. The focus is risk-taking: pushing yourself, and the benefits of failure.
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