The Art of Lettering Instruction, 1716–2016
The diagrams, illustrations, models, and methods used to teach people how to make letters can be as engaging as the resulting letters themselves. Stephen Coles, the Archive’s Associate Curator & Editorial Director, explores a few highlights of instructional material spanning the last three centuries.
Monotype Is Weighing Options After Buyout Interest
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a developer of typefaces, is exploring its strategic options after receiving takeover interest from private equity firms, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Typefaces from TypeMedia 2018
“The Master TypeMedia at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL, is a 10-month program that delves into type design and typography for different contexts including print, screens and interactive media.”
New from House Industries: ampersand socks
Typographic footwear by House Industries and The Athletic Community.
Kontour: An Aura of One’s Own
An article, presenting the work of Sibylle Hagmann, type designer, educator, and the woman behind the Kontour type foundry.
Postgraduate Certificate in Type Design opens June 1
Applications for the 2019–20 Postgraduate Certificate in Type Design are open June 1–30. We’re launching the application period with an open house for prospective students. Pick the brains of Type West and Type@Cooper West grads, and see highlights from the Archive collection that will be on hand for next year’s course.
The Tension Between Graphic and Type Design
Brian LaRossa: “Typefaces are elemental enough to be taken for granted without consequence. Even graphic designers, who wield the work of type designers with great care, can become lulled by exposure into forgetting the years of learning and effort that lurk behind every letter.”
TYPE BY font label website launched
The new label by Fred Smeijers and Corina Cotorobai brings back typefaces originally published with the defunct OurType label.
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