Husar by Jorge Morales is a text and display serif type family inspired by the rebellion and diplomacy that framed the events in Latin America during the first half of the XIX century, also known as the period of independence. I LOVE the unique form and shifting weight in this delightful face and think it is exceptional value at only $10 (US)
Nelson Mandela would have turned 100 in 2018. To commemorate his life and legacy, an international touring exhibition has opened in Melbourne. Wayne Thompson (of ATF) was commissioned to create a typeface based on his handwriting, for use in the exhibition and promotional materials
Te Papa recently released Tatau: A History of Sāmoan Tattooing. While the books text is culturally significant, it is also a compelling piece of design. On the occasion of the book being released, Lana Lopesi interviewed Arch MacDonnell, Inhouse Creative Director for Design Assembly.
Kelly-Winterton Press has launched a Kickstarter campaign to publish a comprehensive biography of the calligrapher, type designer, and typographer Hermann Zapf. Scrupulously researched and enriched by decades of conversations with Zapf and his associates, the book details Zapf’s personal and work experiences and explores his modern design aesthetic.
Ten years ago, Lynette Shum at the National Library received a call from the Wai Shing market garden in Pukekohe. Their shed was falling down, and inside that shed was a metric tonne of metal letters and characters, overflowing from wooden printing trays. It turned out to be New Zealand’s only surviving set of printing type in the Chinese language, once used to print the New Zealand Chinese Growers’ Monthly Journal (僑農月刊, published 1949-72).
“Typography has been roughly defined as the arrangement or organization of text and other visual information on a printed page.” – Cipe Pineles, 1958. Read her full speech online. http://ow.ly/JZ7w30m7KoK
Jordi Embodas and Maria Ramos, (Nomada's designers) pitch this family of intimately linked styles as an exploration through type history and geographies… Although it could equally be viewed as a journey through time.
John Boardley’s article for the book history lovers, on the historical developments and convention of the index. “On the whole indexing is a question of common sense, and consistency is the only inflexible rule.” Cambridge University Press Indexing Guidelines