Sophie Elinor Brown was the latest speaker announced for the 2019 conference - I have waxed lyrical about her many talents here before. In this interview she discusses how she accidentally stumbled across typography, her process and passions. Learn more (and grab a ticket to hear Soph speak!) here.
Designer Jeremy Tankard describes his latest release as ‘expressive, emotive and explosive’. The Brucker family has 4 weights in 2 styles, and is designed as a ‘restless typeface’ which adds drama and energy to text through the use of interrupted curves, a dynamic rhythm and disjointed baseline. The forms are commanding, and I was captivated so I caught up with Jeremy to learn more…
John Boardley tells of a 15th century best seller ‘a tale of illicit love and adulterous passions’ the latest article on ilovetypography.com which is sure to please all the book and print historians. “This a woodcut from the only illustrated printed edition of the fifteenth century. Printed by Pacini around 1500. Only four copies survive: three in Italy and one in the United States, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.”
It was Beatrice Warde who first compared typefaces to the clothes that words wear. A finely tailored suit can completely change a person's appearance, and in the same way typefaces can drastically alter what words mean, how they work, and how they make us feel. But just as a torn seam or a missing button would spoil the effect of a Savile Row suit, so too can the details of a typeface put readers off. Read the latest installment of Monotypes ‘Good Type’ articles to read more.
The bold identity celebrates the rich character of Digbeth, an area that has been a place for manufacturing since the Middle Ages and played a key role during Birmingham’s industrial revolution.
Following his fascinating medium post about “How to design an awarded letterpress printed book.” I caught up with Portugal-based Designer and teacher Ricardo Dantas to learn more about his creative journey, the production process and heartbeat behind Fiapo, the book he is working on currently and of course the joys of letterpress as a medium.
Creative Commons has officially launched CC Search, a search engine that indexes over 300 million images from 19 image collections, "including cultural works from museums, graphic designs and art works, photos from Flickr, and an initial set of CC0 3D designs from Thingiverse." All of the indexed images are in the public domain and released under Creative Commons licenses--meaning the images are generally free to use in a non-commercial setting. ("1577121268711282" by edmerritt is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 )
It is a huge honor to have my work exhibited alongside those I admire! I would have loved to be there to see the show in person - by all accounts (Yes I have been obsessively following on twitter!) BDF 2019 sounds like an epic event and I look forward to checking it out in person some day.
An 81 year old artisan printer is seeking an heir to inherit his business in an effort to revive the fortunes of the letterpress printing trade after his children decided to pursue different careers. Stanley Lane has worked as a ‘monotype’ hand printer for over 60 years, producing meticulously crafted books from Gloucester Typesetting workshop in Stroud to a select group of publishers.