Based in Bangkok, Thailand Dave is prolifically producing typefaces and retails via MyFonts. Dave says Schizotype is a foundry with a multiple personality disorder, making mainly display fonts in a wide variety of genres.
Argentinian designer Ramiro Espinoza, founder of ReType, brings his enthusiasm for Dutch design to a practical exploration of how we might guide typography into the future by learning more about its past. “Believe it or not, understanding punchcutting and metal typography can even help you to improve your digital typefaces.”
Matthieu Cortat’s Yorick has an ingenious approach to spacing alternates; while it is a monospaced font it also contains alternative glyphs set to half and one-and-a-half width. I asked the Matthieu to tell us more about his design process, inspiration and the fonts features.
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.
“Every font has a piece of history associated with its creation.” Good Type is a 10-part series by Jamie Neely, and Emma Tucker that offers an in-depth look at different aspects of font design to help designers understand how to choose the right font for a given project.
in “The Smallest Possible Bit“ (an install of Robin Rendle’s Adventures in Typography newsletter) Robin addresses a readers SOS about being stuck on a good typeface and not being able to get past their trusty favourites. I can totally relate and have a handful of fonts I come back to time and time again. Robin’s writing on the matter is insightful and witty
Fontsmith type design director Phil Garnham recently worked with students at Middlesex University to design brand-new typefaces inspired by 'The Future Starts Here' exhibition at the V&A. I particularly loved Antenna by Iveta Rihova. ‘The font is created out of fluid, organic, free form lines, representing tree ring pattern as well as signal transmission. Whispering trees converted into letterforms with abstract approach shall bring the world of nature and technology together.’
Jesse Ragan's Study is the result of a hypothetical dialogue with Rudolph Ruzicka. In this highly illustrated in-depth article Jesse details the process behind bringing the design from a hand-painted alphabet to a comprehensive digital typeface family. With historical background and analysis of design decisions, the piece provides a personal look at how one typeface was made.