Johnston100: bringing back the soul of the typeface
“The face marks the centenary of the type design created by Edward Johnston in 1916. Monotype has worked with TfL over the years on a number of different projects, and was brought in to modify Johnston back in January.”
Google Fonts has a new site
“Check out our new look! Now browsing & choosing fonts is even easier.”
A Look at the Letter б
“… learn to love the letter б, and it will always be joyful, beautiful and cheerful.”
Typeface to Interface
“Anchored by a major gift from graphic designer and collector Aaron Marcus, this exhibition presents a selection from SFMOMA’s permanent collection of graphic design since 1950. Typeface to Interface notes the shift from analog to digital in visual communication.”
Two new typefaces and 250 pictograms to rebrand New York City
Developed by NYC & Company, the marketing organization for the city of New York, with type designer Nick Sherman.
protoType: Promoting Speculative Typeface Design
“Your work may be selected by a notable group of jurors to appear in an exhibition at TypeCon2016: Resound […]. The exhibit will highlight speculation in typeface design in order to help new ideas inform future design efforts and enrich the cultural landscape.”
Gimlet by David Jonathan Ross released
“Gimlet draws its inspiration from Georg Trump’s 1938 typeface, Schadow. I reimagined the oddball serif as an energetic contemporary workhorse, complete with three optical sizes and a flexible set of widths tailored for responsive layouts.”
Avant Garde issues available online
An archival project by Mindy Seu at the Herb Lubalin Study Center.
Web Typography Essentials: Working with Alternate Characters
“If you want to add style and functionality to your Web typography, look for fonts that have alternate characters. And if working economically, with just one font, the added characters you get with alternates can stretch your design further.”
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