Letterform Archive profiles Redfoxpress, founded in Luxembourg in 2000, now located in Ireland and co-run Francis Van Maele and Antic-Ham since 2005. RedfoxPress produce screen prints, zines, artist books and lots more visual treasure. "The materials used to create the book and how the reader interacts with it are equally as important as the images or text the reader sees."
The inspiration for Vala came from vernacular lettering in a local (Bogata) shop window. With dramatic flourishes and rich stylistic alternates, Vala has an underlying elegance. I am excited about this powerful yet distinct new voice!
Since its inception, Eye magazine has called itself ‘the international review of graphic design’. And the latest edition – after two issues that have focused on illustration and typography – reaffirms the magazine’s commitment to design and designers in an issue packed with examples of both.
In an age where we are surrounded by so much visual eye-candy on Instagram and Pinterest, it is easy to be influenced by other styles and lose sight of our own unique voice. Eliza created a workshop where we examine our background and cultural influences to develop our signature style, instead of looking to other artists for inspiration.
Born in Italy, raised in Spain and working worldwide through Atlas (the studio she co-founded with Pablo Martín) Astrid Stavro is one of today's graphic design power women — a position she generously uses to raise awareness about ethics and other important issues in design.
After admiring the interface (& font catalogue). I treat myself to sincopa - check out the killer curves & contrasting harsh chiseled angles. Síncopa is named after syncopation, the unexpected, uneven, or offbeat rhythms in music. Síncopa explores these forces of stability and dynamism, of the beat and the offbeat. Inspired by three queens of jazz – Billie, Nina, and Ella.
Features a new logo (& monogram) showcasing Laura's beautiful lettering, updated (excellent) exemplar work, "improved responsive design, more color, more visual, more lively!" Check it out here.
This course has a strong typographic component including classes in handlettering, expressive type, type in layouts, vectoring and legibility, check it out here. It runs two days a week from February to July 2018, at the Pumphouse School of Design in Newcastle.
“We’ve also injected a bit of modernity into the design by creating numerous ‘Herb Lubalin’ style alternates, as well as stylistic diacritics.” It’s Nice That caught up with the designer to learn more about the project and its origins.
Russel Maret has begun work on a new book 'character traits' which explores digitally native letterforms free from the limitations of typographic technology using analogue print methods. (A topic close to my heart I am really excited to watch it develop!)
This article makes my heart sing! Gudrun Zapf von Hesse, bookbinder, and lettering artist, released her first typeface this week coinciding with her 100th birthday. Ferdinand Ulrich tells the story of the faces origin and the 70 year transformation of Hesse Antiqua from a lettering alphabet into a typeface.
Senior Lecturer Dr Peter Gilderdale said, “Alistair exemplifies everything an AUT student should be. He has endless curiosity, pushes way beyond the obvious, is meticulous about his craft and has a massive respect for New Zealand and its history.”
Instead of emphasizing the mechanical aspects of monspaced fonts, Marcin Typewriter champions contrast. The result is a highly legible monospaced typeface which neither looks too nostalgic nor too techy. Check out Marcin Typewriter & its antique pairing here
Klooster is a thick, wide titling face modeled after the uncial script. While uncials date back to the fourth century, this rendition has its origins in a twentieth century. Some letters resemble Roman capitals as we know them, while others lean towards the rounded forms destined to eventually become our lowercase.
Colour and variable fonts expand the boundaries of typeface design and development, but we're are only just starting to seeing their potential in action. This talk reviews the nature of these new formats as well as what they may make possible.
Playful, smart and well constructed, Sophie's lettering is a delight
Wellington based lettering artist Kelly Spencer shares insights about a recent collaborative piece, process and her practice.
All type enthusiasts will enjoy reading this milestone book (to celebrate Futura's celebrates its 90th birthday) this holiday season. It tells the story of how Futura went from its roots in the Bauhaus representing radicalism in design to dependability.
While I never had the opportunity to meet Rich Roat in person I did have the privilege of talking to this talented generous man via email over the years and I was saddened to learn of his passing this month. Ben Kiel wrote a very moving tribute.
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!
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