Northern Block published Spencer (designed by Sofie Beier) which was based on super interesting research into legibility, homoglyphs and commonly confused forms in typography. This calligraphic semi-serif has been carefully designed to provide easily distinguishable letterforms that are practical in use, as well as aesthetically appealing.
Yoobee School of Design Christchurch presents a weekend Workshop from Internationally renowned Australian Typographer Wayne Thompson. Over the 2 days participants will practice ‘Hand Lettering’ both days using conventional drawing exploration and design of a piece of customised hand lettering. An Evening Lecture on the Sat from 5-7pm will be included – Subject – Font Licensing Copyright.
As typographers we understand the principle that challenging reading (where the reader has to slow and concentrate) can help aid retention (albeit frustrate the reader!) Melbourne-based RMIT University’s behavioural business lab and design school used this thinking as a basis for “Sans Forgetica”, which they say uses psychological and design theories to aid memory and learning
Publishing is often an exciting 'passion project' for designers and so unsurprisingly rarely gets the budget it needs making it a very expensive, long and at times painful process if the planning hasn't be done right. This Auckland based workshop is designed to help anyone who would like to dive deeper into the publishing world and avoid unnecessary pain.
Design's most prolific writer Steven Heller shares why writing matters and what designers need to know. Presented in collaboration with AIGA, the professional association for design, this 30-minute class will help you bring clear, creative communication into every project. Check out the class and get 2 months of skillshare premium for free.
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.
Seb Lester’s New Skillsahre calligraphy course is next level! I have found each module super easy to follow and he provides proportional resources, templates and tips to help you ensure your penmanship is polished! Use this code to check it out with 2 months of premium skillshare access for free.
Yet Another Deep Dive knowledge share from James Edmonson… (who is prolifically writing at the moment!) This latest article investigates the mechanics of spacing type - this is a must read for any letterer, type designer or calligrapher.