Jamie Clarke (designer of some of my favourite 3d typefaces) wrote an insightful article outlining how to energise your designs with 3D fonts that leap from the page. Featuring the work of one of my favourite printmakers Thomas Mayo who is doing stellar dimensional letterpress work
Pressing Matters magazine is an independently-run publication, honing in on the people, passion and processes behind the artform of printmaking. The publication aims to inspire newcomers and give a voice and a face to the increasingly vast number of people calling printmaking their ‘thing’...
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The fabulous Rig Solid, & Rig Shaded, have been added to Typekit’s prestigious typeface library. They join Brim Combined, which has proved a popular choice for web headlines, and its chromatic predecessor, Brim Narrow. If you have an Adobe CC account, sync them free for desktop and web.
I listen to a lot of podcasts, but Jocelyn K Glei's Hurry Slowly is my absolute favourite (seriously it is life changing!), Last week Jocelyn spoke with legendary graphic designer Paula Scher. The focus is risk-taking: pushing yourself, and the benefits of failure.
Alessandro Colizzi writes of how the Nebiolo type foundry found itself behind advancing technology, which lead them to create Forma A new sans serif to compete with Helvetica and Univers following the same line of research as the experimental alphabets produced in the 1920s, upgraded with the latest scientific results of legibility studies.
Catherine Dixon profiles Art director and Type designer Mario Feliciano, for Fontstand on Designing Typefaces to Fuel the Imagination. I am head over heals for Mario's historical revivals Rongel (R featured here) and Merlo.
Songwriters Fonts (a new project launched by French graphic designer Nicolas Damiens and copywriter Julien Sans), gives typography fans the opportunity to experiment with using the handwriting of some of the world’s most legendary songwriters like Kurt Cobain, David Bowie and John Lennon
Thrilled to be collaborating with Craig black and Design Assembly on a Wine & Type evening in Auckland, It is a social, interactive & creative evening, sure to delight the senses! In this drawing based workshop participants will use visual language to convey the characteristics of New Zealand’s wine culture in a series of guided briefs (to design a sequence of wine labels).
Jess is a talented calligrapher, type designer, farmer and is a tenaciously smart business women. This week Jess shared her experience with a customer, exercising kindness, compassion, grace and leadership in her thoughtful responses, Jess makes a compelling call to action for industry. This is a great example of what we should inspire too and the twitter thread is a must read for anyone publishing fonts.
Wonderful advent calendar style website to celebrate Herb Lubalin's 100th birthday, chronicling the life and work of this prolific designer over 100 days. "Items selected from the Lubalin archive that surprise and delight, stories from past collaborators and current appreciators, all to celebrate the legacy he left in design."
Designer James Barnard, records his experience learning to screen print at The London Print Club as a visually rich beginner’s guide to screen printing. It is an excellent read for anyone looking to get started with the medium.
No Bodies Perfekt layered lettering overlays remind viewers images they see in the public sphere should not be viewed as, or compared to, reality.
Chester Jenkins first release in 5 years is a triumphant geometric construction with curved forms which tiptoe around the 'squircle' read more about the development, view the spec, try and buy Jenkins out-of-this-world new typeface here
Finders Keepers Leaders is Clément Gicquel’s visual interpretation of the Space Race. The publication (a diploma project) explores a clash of legal texts regarding the future of resources; one argues for the pacification of space – while the other urges an international scramble for resources.
The prolific type designer, teacher and editor discusses his process in detail, ‘the key is not to focus on single shape, but to work with the whole set. type design is not about designing letters, but designing text. it is like solving a complex puzzle, or conducting a philharmonic orchestra – each shape is unique, but needs to work with the rest, otherwise it gets too much attention and fails to work as an ensemble.’
with Catherine Griffiths & Hamish Muir (UK) is a one-day workshop to explore the graphic form of typographic language within specific parameters. Focusing on research, observation, and thinking through making to produce print-based outcomes, whose form will be catalysed by working with — and against — a set of algorithmic constraints.
Corita’s artwork has a profound effect on people. Its vibrancy, enthusiasm and hopefulness has the ability to touch anyone, art lover or not. By using screen printing her work appeals to both the art world, graphic designers and literary fanatics in its use of text, re-contextualising snippets of popular culture.
With sharp brush-like terminals, tall x-height & delicate serifs, Gatefold slowly took shape on paper (during Type@Cooper) and has been expanded upon for nearly two years since. TDF are offering this beautiful free print specimen to Gatefold's first 50 orders.
Gerard Unger has written a new book, the Theory of Type Design is a comprehensive description of aspects of type design, from the influence of language to today’s digital developments, from how our eyes and brain process letterforms to their power of expression. I have pre-ordered my copy - get yours (& learn more)here!
A fairy tale, is a folklore genre that takes the form of a short story. Story tale, is a new type family for wonderous, romantic, magical and playful narratives brought to you by Resitenza.
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