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.
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
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).