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.
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.