The magic polygon: How to define type sizes, widths and spaces
A FontShop article by Ferdinand Ulrich.
Font Bureau library now available exclusively on Type Network
“Our font library is no longer for sale at Fonts.com, MyFonts, or FontShop,” said David Berlow, president of Font Bureau.
Display phototype in New York: folks, firms and fonts
By Peter Bain. There was probably no place that photocomposition had a greater effect than on the New York advertising scene in the mid-20th century. The liberation from the limitations of metal type … provided the typographic designers and type directors of the city with more possibilities”
Rob Mientjes launches Tiny Type co.
“Tiny Type co. is a small independent type foundry. It’s run by Rob Mientjes, a Dutch typographic and type designer.”
How a Minneapolis font designer helped Prince make his mark
“You may not know Chank Diesel as a person, but you’re likely well-acquainted with his work. If you’ve glanced at The Hunger Games‘s cover, seen last year’s World Series logo, or picked up a box of Crayola crayons, you’ve already spent time with the font pioneer”
The calligraphy of Alice Koeth
“New Yorkers or any of the city’s millions of visitors who walked along Madison Avenue in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s know her masterful posters for the Morgan Library. Scribes in the U.S. and abroad know her through her celebrated workshops. She is Alice Koeth, known professionally simply as Alice”
The Univers of Helvetica: A Tale of Two Typefaces
“How did Helvetica become the typographic celebrity that it is today… and why didn’t Univers land the role instead? In this piece from Print’s Spring 2016 Issue, Paul Shaw takes us on a guided tour through type history.”
Typographics. The magazine for type people
A new publication about type. The focus is designers who uses type, create it, or just love it. The magazine is starting with a simple group blog. A preview printed edition is scheduled this autumn.
Typeset in the Future: Blade Runner
A look at the typography and design of Ridley Scott’s classic sci-fi movie, Blade Runner.
Letterform Archive is the new home of Emigre’s archive
“The renowned digital type foundry’s collection includes the original paste-up for the Emigre logo, paste-ups for Emigre magazine and a complete run of the publication, as well as audio tapes of interviews, merchandise, ephemera, typeface development files, and type catalogs.”
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