Brody Fonts launched on Type Network
Brody Fonts is a new development in partnership with Brody Associates—Neville Brody’s global visual design agency, located in London, that specializes in typography, identity, and digital design. The foundry focuses on publishing new typefaces from Brody as well as from other studio associates, and will also revisit key moments in Brody’s typographic legacy, re-engineering, enhancing, and expanding some iconic font families for contemporary use.
Letterform Archive starts postgraduate certificate in typeface design
Beginning in October 2018, the year-long program will include in-depth courses in type design history, theory, and fundamentals, with classes led by James Edmondson, Grendl Löfkvist, Graham Bradley, Catherine Leigh Schmidt, Christopher Slye, and several guest instructors and advisors
Monotype releases greatly extended Walbaum font family
“It’s been fully restored for this expansive family, which includes 5 optical sizes, ornaments and two decorative cuts.”
Unicode 11 was released
Unicode 11.0 adds 684 characters, for a total of 137,374 characters. These additions include 7 new scripts, for a total of 146 scripts, as well as 66 new emoji characters.
Herb Lubalin: American Graphic Designer
Herb Lubalin was born 100 years ago. To celebrate, Unit Editions launched a Kickstarter campaign to republish Herb Lubalin: American Graphic Designer (1918-81) a limited-edition, numbered and boxed monograph first published in 2012.
How I added 6 characters to Unicode (and you can too)
Star characters (☆★) have long been part of the Unicode standard, which means they can appear as characters in web pages, text, and email. But half-stars were missing, so they required special images or custom fonts. Until now.
New type foundry: Forgotten Shapes
Forgotten Shapes publishes digital reconstructions of typefaces that have somehow vanished. Run from Leipzig, Germany by Stephan Müller, Pierre Pané-Farré & Reymund Schröder.
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