Video series by Lynne Yun on the History of the Latin Alphabet
Lynne Yun is a NYC-based type designer and educator who specializes in typography, hand lettering, and calligraphy. On her YouTube channel she published a six-part series about the Latin script.
“The font world has transformed in the past decade. Libre fonts, web fonts, subscriptions and globalization have changed how people get fonts, how type designers make money from fonts and who those type designers are. We argue about whether the fontocalypse is in progress—or isn’t coming at all.”
Cabin F(or)ever. A stay-at-home design inspiration kit for letter lovers
“Feeling cooped up and creatively cramped? We rounded up a list of videos, activities, and web resources for sparking inspiration while in isolation. Consider this your design survival kit, with a letterformy focus.”
A web solution for independent font foundries
“FoundryCore is a specific web development service for type foundries. It aims to help them to take their work online by building tailored websites by using digital fonts specific knowledge and tools developed after years of working with type on the web.”
Adobe Dimension gets 3D text capabilities
Adobe announced key updates to Dimension, its 3D rendering and design tool, including customizable 3D text.
The Fonts in Popular Things Identified Vol. 1
See the fonts used in popular culture—featuring Tiger King, Stranger Things, Parasite, Fjallraven and more.
Letterform Archive’s online archive now open to all
“With nearly 1,500 objects and 9,000 hi-fi images, Letterform Archive offers unprecedented virtual access to our collection.”
Why Did People Start Naming Typefaces After Themselves?
Steven Heller explores the practice of naming typefaces after their creators for PRINT magazine.
Call for Entries for the 2020 Gerard Unger Scholarship
“The annual Gerard Unger Scholarship helps promising typeface design students develop their careers. We encourage all the 2018–2019 or 2019–2020 graduates to submit their unique typeface design projects, even if they are unfinished. We are looking for your fresh and inspiring ideas with no limitations on styles, scripts, or visual approach.”
FontLab 7.1.1 released
Highlights: quickly select composites, components and related glyphs • See layers that are present in only some glyphs • View multiple masters in the Preview panel • Import & paste vector artwork more easily • Support for the full Unicode 13 character set • Many detailed improvements & bug fixes
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