The Typographic Ticket Book
“By special issue from the 100% totally real Typographic Violations Division, the Uniform Ticket Book is standard equipment for the modern design enforcer. Lists thirty-two common design infractions, each with an appropriate penalty, with plenty of room for improvisation.”
Floodfonts Releases Kontiki Typeface
The Kontiki typeface digitally simulates a handmade woodprint, but is less expensive to produce and easier to correct. To create the Kontiki fonts, 193 glyphs were manually cut into five wooden plates and carefully printed by hand. From countless test prints, the most charming four were selected and digitized. For each of the 560 characters, the font features four different qualities of print and designer the possibility to create a printed image that is very close to a traditional woodcut.
Typekit is now Adobe Fonts
“As Adobe Fonts, we are consolidating all previous Typekit plans into one streamlined service that gives you our complete library as part of all Creative Cloud plans.”
Emoji Part 3: Go West
In this article Keith Houston explains how Emoji came a global success through the Unicode standardization and Google’s role in that.
Bethany Heck: “Some of my favorite typographic pieces are the ones that use typography not only to deliver a message, but to serve as the compositional foundation that a design centers around. Letterforms are just as valuable as graphic elements as they are representations of language, and asking type to serve multiples roles in a composition is a reliable way to elevate the quality of your work.”
Fonts from Underware and Typofonderie now available for Typekit desktop sync
If you have a paid Typekit or Creative Cloud plan, you now have access to many fonts from Underware and Typofonderie.
The Last Time the US Considered Copyright Protection for Typefaces
“A change was revealed earlier this year that would essentially delegitimize fonts as software, requiring “each line of the software code” to be written by the author. The development caused some type designers to wonder if US lawmakers might ever reconsider the question of whether a typeface design itself should be legally protected.”
St Bride Library celebrates the bicentenary of Manuale Tipografico
“An exhibition curated by Keith Adams to celebrate the bicentenary Bodoni’s 1818 Manuale Tipografico together with a selection of his work from the previous 50 years.”
Held in the Layton Room at the St Bride Foundation from 2–12 October. Opening times are: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 10.30–18.00pm; Tuesday and Thursday: 10.30–20.00pm; Saturday: 10.30–17.00pm.
Ivy à la mode
Originally intended as a high-contrast companion for IvyJournal, Jan Maack’s IvyMode font dropped its serifs and picked up its own name. Now it’s ready to vogue.
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