A monospace for a funk band?
“Vulf Mono is the official typeface of Vulfpeck, a funky four-piece rhythm section from Ann Arbor, Michigan. The typeface draws main inspiration from 12 point Light Italic, a font for the IBM Selectric typewriter.”
Elliot Jay Stocks is making a big hardcover 8 Faces book
A Kickstarter campaign to re-design and re-edit all 8 issues of typography magazine 8 Faces — adding new content — into a single volume.
Ambroise Pro: fifteen years in the making
“To better understand the history of Ambroise, at least a few references to the Didot’s history provide some clarity. Where to start when exploring the Didot story? From Romain du Roi or Fournier, as strategic roots? For the sake of brevity, we will start with: Gillé.”
Haüy’s Essay on the Education of the Blind (1786)
“One of the earliest forms of sans serif type ever seen in a book was designed for those who couldn’t see at all.”
How to get started with hand-lettering
Cat Noone shares some tips based on her own experience.
365typo Vol. 2 available
“The second volume of 365typo is a follow-up to the book’s 2015 debut. Throughout the year the editors collected interesting stories that they have recast into a new 320-page publication. Inside you’ll find 365 stories contributed by over 80 authors about typography.”
Font Purchasing Habits Survey Results
Mary Catherine Pflug conducted a survey among 765 participants and asked them about their font purchasing habits.
Changes on the Adobe Type team
“ David Lemon, who has led the Adobe Type team for nearly 30 years, is retiring early next year. … I couldn’t be more pleased to introduce Dan Rhatigan as the new Senior Manager leading the Adobe Type team.”
Aldo: as Ferrari is to cars, Novarese is to type
Turin-based Aldo Novarese was one of the most inspired type designers of the 20th century.
by Indra Kupferschmid
Futura Next by Neufville Digital
The true origins of Futura never die; recently there has been new focus on the famous typeface in numerous publications, events and exhibitions.
Announcing Fontstand Webfonts
“We are pleased to announce a major update, version 1.3, adding hosted webfonts to its popular desktop font rental service.”