Unique stand alone serif’s come together in a collection aimed at those who tell stories. Their diversity and versatility ensures whatever the narrative this suite of faces will provide a memorable voice.
Dafi Kühne released this inspirational (& informative!) video documenting the production of his latest poster. Whereby he paints lettering forms with a stiff bristle brush in PVA glue to create a relief before mounting the dried sheet as a plate at type high to print gorgeous fluid and highly textural forms. (Mind blown once again - I am a huge fan of Dafi’s work and brave approach to experimentation with print media).
James Edmonson of OhNo TypeCo’s latest article talks about the business of starting out in the type design business and the shortcomings of his debut typeface. “I was too excited, eager, and inexperienced to care. Obviously, one cannot see the things one cannot see, but slowly, mistakes born of naivety began to show their ugly faces one by one.”
Pedro Arillia wrote this insightful article on using the right symbols in the right place: “We savour the silent sonority of words, the intimate rhythm of a sentence, the vibrant materialisation of language in black and white, and the stimulating arrangement of plumb soldiers. We both (you and me) are devoted lovers of the written word; and between us (you — the reader, and me — the writer) there is a vital link called typography”
With the october name change (from Typekit to adobeFonts) came numerous improvements to the service—no more desktop sync limits, no more web-only fonts and no more pageview limits. Thousands of additional fonts were added as well, improving the collection dramatically. Acknowledging the shift Jeremiah Shoaf ranked 40 of his favorites adobe faces and answered some frequently asked questions about the service
If you ever wondered what it means to focus solely on one thing and do it at your very best (or if you like me you are a Craig Black fan) or you’re finding your way with your freelance hustle this episode of the adventures in creative fields podcast is for you! From professional footballer to designing the UEFA typeface Craig's journey is a story of hardship and achievements that culminates with him heading straight back from London to the small town of Gourock in Inverclyde where he services world class clients.
Paul shaw’s newsletter this month previewed a book on the history of the Tipoteca. Designed by Simon Esterson, the designer of Eye magazine, printed and produced [metallic inks, short sheets, letterpress inserts, gatefolds and more] by Grafiche Antiga, run by the Antiga family that created the Tipoteca. There are contributions by James Clough, James Mosley, Jim and Bill Moran of the Hamilton Wood Type Museum, Alan Kitching, Erik Spiekermann, Leonardo Sonnoli, Enrico Tallone and others.
This interview with legendary designer Chip Kidd is annoyingly locked behind a google survey which is a drag - but its worth the 2 minutes of admin to learn more about Chip’s process, career highlights, favourite radio station and more!