“Anxiety, stress, depression, loneliness and isolation – we're all at risk of suffering from these common afflictions. The more we talk about it, the more we expel any taboos on mental health and the better we all are,” this article is a must read!
“Our mission is to develop typefaces that push ourselves, and that push boundaries,” says Simon Bent of Melbourne-based type foundry Metis. From the heavy Dot19 to shape-tastic Geometer Regular, Metis’ typefaces blur the lines between creative expression and practicality. “You have to be creative with how you apply some of them in practice because of how far we push the limits of legibility, but that’s something we can live with,” Simon tells It’s Nice That.
Fiona Ross and Alice Savoie, wrote a tribute to Patricia Saunders, a designer of iconic typefaces such as Arial, Corsiva and Columbus, who passed away last Tuesday 25 June 2019. “Patricia will long be remembered as a role model for aspiring women type designers; and her contributions to type design will continue inspire further generations working in this field.”
Patricia Saunders (then Patricia Mullin) in the Monotype Drawing Office in 1955, aged 22. © Monotype Archives
Typography Daily reports “Anthony James runs a successful design studio in Manchester, UK. He creates fonts, but not only, he also creates powerful iconography based on type” on his site Anthony writes; experimentation is essential for creating new ideas, so we've compiled a collection to act as a catalyst for innovation.
New on the Alphabettes blog is an interview with Mexican sign painter Alina Kiliwa. Her work, as a lettering artist, extends the width and length of her native Mexico.Her work preserves the tradition of the vernacular sign, typical of the urban landscape of Mexico City. She combines with powerful messages aiming for social conscience and brightens the day of pedestrians who get to see her pieces through the the streets.
Sophie Elinor Brown was the latest speaker announced for the 2019 conference - I have waxed lyrical about her many talents here before. In this interview she discusses how she accidentally stumbled across typography, her process and passions. Learn more (and grab a ticket to hear Soph speak!) here.
Designer Jeremy Tankard describes his latest release as ‘expressive, emotive and explosive’. The Brucker family has 4 weights in 2 styles, and is designed as a ‘restless typeface’ which adds drama and energy to text through the use of interrupted curves, a dynamic rhythm and disjointed baseline. The forms are commanding, and I was captivated so I caught up with Jeremy to learn more…
In this video they profile Briefcase Type… a foundry offering a wide range of unique and original Czech fonts by authors, who may not wish to set up their own type foundry. It profiles itself as an independent type foundry. Briefcase digitizes original font designs, offer fonts by young authors and help publish older, previously unreleased fonts. The project is a logical extension of the Suitcase Type Foundry.
I am a long time fan of Craig’s work. His typographic experimentation is incredibly exciting I particularly love his manipulation of type in space and testing of legibility for expressive means. Unsorted chatted with Craig about his career to date in this excellent insight into one of the most important typographers practicing today.
I follow Letterpress printer and fine book maker Phil Treble via instagram, last month I was overjoyed seeing Phil’s production of Tamlane. The craftsmanship this book is glorious.