The game allows you to go on a ‘blind date’ with different fonts and learn more about type personalities as you go. If Times New Roman was a person, would you date them? The fifty cards in the game feature different fonts to choose from: make your selection, then turn over to find out what the type you’re attracted to says about the type of character you are. I am eagerly awaiting my copy & will write more as soon as I have had a chance to play!
the tremendous bifurcated tuscan HWT Brylski typeface Nick Sherman designed for the Hamilton Woodtype Museum recently became available for free syncing via Adobe Fonts to anyone with a creative cloud subscription. Activate and sync this excellent typeface digital font on your account and the museum will receive a donation without it costing you anything.
Phase features a new typeface by the designer which can react to either a manual slider or sound, with web development by Florian Zia. Depending on your choice of typographic manipulation, characteristics of Elias’ typeface will grow thicker or thinner, morphing from the readable into the decorative, or vice versa.
I dont often link to twitter incase the link breaks but this video is worth the risk! Check out these public explorations with motion and variable fonts from @studiodumbar, on view soon at Dutch train stations and commercial spaces. Type by @bartvoll, motion and coding in @drawbotapp by Sander Sturing, with @ExterionmediaNL
Carolyn Porter wrote this excellent overview for people considering transforming old cursive handwriting into a digital font? “Before forging ahead with the design, assess your goals for historical accuracy, identify the idiosyncrasies that make the handwriting special, develop a strategy for connecting glyphs, and decide if you want to include texture. Then let the fun begin.“
The question of when a typeface or lettering crosses the line from being expressive and conceptual into simply becoming illegible has long been debated in the field of design. Should type always be considered a tool for clear communication, or can it take on symbolism of its own, acting as an image would? For Paris and Lausanne-based graphic designer Eliott Grunewald, an investigation of the latter forms the basis of his experimental portfolio.
Nick Summers instagram account has been step by step documenting the process of moulding and casting type. Inspired by Dafi Kuhne he spent most the last four weeks casting a large fount of 6-line condensed gothic in polyurethane, from a wood type original. He illustrates and descirbes the process in great detail