The Galapagos typeface with its geometric letterforms and swooping descenders is one beloved by designers. Designed by Dinamo and Felix Salut, the typeface was originally developed from a game Felix designed titled the Galapagos Game. Felix’s original incarnation was acquired by Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum as a nugget of design history, but now there is an affordable, pocket version.
This Black Friday, Typotheque set up a new e-commerce model (limited to 1 week only) allowing consumers to choose how much you want to pay for their fonts. You get exactly what you pay for. Glyph by glyph - increase the payment with a slider and you’ll increase the functionality and completeness of your selected font - a valuable lesson in the worth of type design.
Check out this gorgeous custom type by Philipp Herrmann of Out of the Dark Type Foundry. The design was done in collaboration with Landor Milan for the Campari Group - its not on https://www.outofthedark.xyz/ yet (although you can check out more of Herrmann’s brilliant work there) but you can follow the twitter account to see more from this project as well as other custom type projects.
These two new typefaces both obey and reject the grid at the same time. They feature wonderfully quirky latin glyphs, maze-like in thier even distribution between straight lines and curves. Likening his creative process to conducting an orchestra of letters. He tells It’s Nice That: “I try to turn noise into something harmonious”, slowly “modifying, correcting, regulating every detail until I get what I want.” Benoît asserts that his design decisions are made according “to what I hear from the orchestra”
My family is from the north east of England, I lived and workedthere in my late teens so it holds a special place in my heart. These Northern Types, is ambitious, expansive, and inventive. It consists of 17 small publications, each of which explores a different aspect of what northern identity is, and can be, in the 21st century, and each of which reflects a custom typeface produced for the project.
Johannes Neumeier shares his type design processes and describes some idiosyncratic approaches to designing fonts. “The fact is, like with most design work, the ways to shape a typeface are as varied as there are typefaces.”
A music icon, a place, an identity, a typeface and an artist come together to share and create new memories.
Jordi Embodas and Maria Ramos, (Nomada's designers) pitch this family of intimately linked styles as an exploration through type history and geographies… Although it could equally be viewed as a journey through time.
Brenner bucks the convention of imbuing a typeface with a unique tone of voice, combining seemingly unrelated styles into a chorus of voices! Rather than make a super family with one skeleton and subtle shifts to tweak genre, Brenner celebrates differences in form, yet all styles share vertical metrics, so as distinctive as they are, they support each other surprisingly well in complex layouts.