This course has a strong typographic component including classes in handlettering, expressive type, type in layouts, vectoring and legibility, check it out here. It runs two days a week from February to July 2018, at the Pumphouse School of Design in Newcastle.
“We’ve also injected a bit of modernity into the design by creating numerous ‘Herb Lubalin’ style alternates, as well as stylistic diacritics.” It’s Nice That caught up with the designer to learn more about the project and its origins.
Russel Maret has begun work on a new book 'character traits' which explores digitally native letterforms free from the limitations of typographic technology using analogue print methods. (A topic close to my heart I am really excited to watch it develop!)
This article makes my heart sing! Gudrun Zapf von Hesse, bookbinder, and lettering artist, released her first typeface this week coinciding with her 100th birthday. Ferdinand Ulrich tells the story of the faces origin and the 70 year transformation of Hesse Antiqua from a lettering alphabet into a typeface.
Senior Lecturer Dr Peter Gilderdale said, “Alistair exemplifies everything an AUT student should be. He has endless curiosity, pushes way beyond the obvious, is meticulous about his craft and has a massive respect for New Zealand and its history.”
Instead of emphasizing the mechanical aspects of monspaced fonts, Marcin Typewriter champions contrast. The result is a highly legible monospaced typeface which neither looks too nostalgic nor too techy. Check out Marcin Typewriter & its antique pairing here
Klooster is a thick, wide titling face modeled after the uncial script. While uncials date back to the fourth century, this rendition has its origins in a twentieth century. Some letters resemble Roman capitals as we know them, while others lean towards the rounded forms destined to eventually become our lowercase.
Colour and variable fonts expand the boundaries of typeface design and development, but we're are only just starting to seeing their potential in action. This talk reviews the nature of these new formats as well as what they may make possible.
Playful, smart and well constructed, Sophie's lettering is a delight
Wellington based lettering artist Kelly Spencer shares insights about a recent collaborative piece, process and her practice.
All type enthusiasts will enjoy reading this milestone book (to celebrate Futura's celebrates its 90th birthday) this holiday season. It tells the story of how Futura went from its roots in the Bauhaus representing radicalism in design to dependability.
While I never had the opportunity to meet Rich Roat in person I did have the privilege of talking to this talented generous man via email over the years and I was saddened to learn of his passing this month. Ben Kiel wrote a very moving tribute.
The league of Moveable type launch the weekly typographic a podcast discussing new developments (& recent discoveries) in the world of type and their work in progress. (I confess I am sharing without having listened yet) but I have subscribed and look forward to catching up soon.
The designers foundry have created a swish souvenir pack for Jan Weidemüller's new typeface Koor – I LOVE the contrast in this face - with 3 optical sizes and 6 weights each. The ltd edition pack has an A2 poster specimen with any Koor purchase $50+. Or free specimen poster & "OPEN TYPE" socks with purchase of the full family.
Known for his bespoke and innovative typographic illustrations, visual identities, packaging and installations. Craig believes in creating engaging, modern and precise visuals whilst maintaining originality and a strong voice, in all of his work.
The softening of edges in the Shabby Chic aesthetic are markers of age, warmth, authenticity and use. Resistenza's latest release was drawn by hand with dry brush pen for rustic warmth and distressed edges to the spirit and charm of the Shabby Chic design style in a typeface.
Vol.co hosts crowd funded campaigns to publish books by artists and designers. The platform is backed by Thames & Hudson, an experienced publisher that will help the titles get exposure and add confidence for consumers. Printmaker Anthony Burrill has a campaign live now!
Footnotes is a type design periodical published by La Police type foundry's Mathieu Christe. I thoroughly enjoyed issue A and am excited to read this follow up edition which features Brigitte Schuster, François Rappo, Christian Mengelt, Adrien Vasquez, Frank Grießhammer, Alice Savoie, Dorine Sauzet & Sébastien Morlighem get your copy here
Isabel's online store is an Aladdin's cave of lettering delight! Discover totes, enamel pins, embroidered badges, print collateral (and of course the Galea typeface) that any type/lettering junkie would be thrilled to receive this xmas!
Mike Abbink, the typeface’s designer, dove into the IBM archives to reflect the company's belief system & legacy in a contemporary cntext. Hoping IBM Plex, could become just as iconic–a kind of Helvetica for this century. The Plex family includes a sans serif, serif, and monospace versions. Open Source Download IBM Plex here.
Celebrates the pioneering spirit of Joshua Darden's Freight, which revolutionised how type designers approach optical size in the digital era and highlights a startling disparity in the world of type design. (The TypographHer website currently uses Freight Sans).
We all know how important the craft of typogaphy is in making text engaging and readable... The washingtonpost is reporting on how Trump's bad typography could be his downfall (and it makes me very happy indeed!) #impeachorange
Naughty and Nice artist-designed toilet rolls from Who Gives a Crap. Features Luke Lucas, Gemma Obrien, the letterettes, Timba Smits, Timothy Goodman and Alex Trochut. 50% of profits go to building toilets for those in need.
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