I have plugged Robin Rendle’s Adventures in Typography newsletter here before but (now in its 25th edition) I feel it bears repeating! Adventures in Typography is a (mostly) weekly love letter to the written word. Topics include: calligraphy, lettering, display type, micro type, books about fonts, type specimens, neon lights, posters, morse code, stamps, literature, web design, and books about seeds, the content is always thoughtful, engagingly written and full of visual delight.
Andersen is born from a lack of typefaces adapted to children’s stories and the fact that they are often written to be read aloud. The major innovation is the creation of a complementary punctuation system. Indeed, in addition to classic glyphs, Andersen has 11 totally new punctuation marks that can be used to express feelings. These glyphs are placed at the beginning and end of a sentence to help the reader to find the right tone. What a fantastic concept!
Typegeist (from the Type Directors club) tells the stories of the letters that give form to the narratives of our time. With an amazing editorial team and stellar writers. Issue 01 of this fantastic online publication is entitled Decentralizing Type: Reports on what has changed and what needs to change
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.
Richard Ardagh of New North Press just released Forme a new letterpress publication, typographically exploring science’s explanations of the world around us by committing ink to paper. Issue 01: Untruth available now ‘Untruth’ looks at how we navigate a world riddled with misinformation and fake news.
Rough Trade has announced a new publishing venture (designed by Craig Oldham). Launching with 12 Editions, bringing together “the very highest calibre of artists, writers, poets, musicians, photographers, illustrators and thinkers producing work relating to their relationship with the counter-culture,”