One of the loveliest ladies in type Jess McCarty announced her new platform Nicer type at typecon2018 IMAGINE A WORLD IN WHICH LOVE, GRATITUDE, KINDNESS AND EMPATHY WERE A PART OF EVERY TYPOGRAPHIC TRANSACTION… Check out the ace resources here
Type designer and typographer, Freda Sack, joined Letraset in the 1970s and worked in its Type Studio. While there she perfected the art of cutting master letterforms from Rubylith using tools that she made and customised herself. Adrian Shaughnessy talked to her about her fascinating career. In this series profiling Unit Editions Letraset: The DIY Typography Revolution
Zero is a digital and physical publication realised by Dagnė Petraityė, Inês Silva and Nathalie De Vallière of Central Saint Martins. The three creatives noticed that the publications that inspired them, relied on “traditional analogue techniques” by clinging to the archaic notion of print, and failing to interact with the internet – Zero aims to change this.
Precise angles and soft well-considered curves are the foundational hallmarks of Pliego, a beautiful new text face from Madrid based type designer Juanjo López
Jen Farrell & her printers devil daughter Jo are the formidable ladies behind Starshaped press - Jen's ambitious lockups are incredibly inspiring. Inspired by a 20th-century German graphic design book Jen used metal type to represent the female form. Her women would be reflective of her experiences rather than an idealized image created by and for men.
A new online resource on bookbinding ‘Cover to Cover: Exposing the Bookbinder's Ancient Craft’ developed by Barr Smith Library’s Lee Hayes, whose detailed text illustrated with examples from the University of Adelaide Rare Books and her own collection will be a valuable reference for anyone interested in the craft and history of bookbinding.
More great content on what makes a book cover successful… In this insightful article ten book designers discuss their rejected designs.