On Kickstarter: The Tramp Printers
“A tramp printer was a typesetting troubadour who came to town with a story in lieu of a song — an itinerant scholar and a master of the typecase. Carrying a union journeyman’s card and little else, these train-hopping typographers criss-crossed the continent by foot and rail for more than a century. To the tramp printers, freedom and the open road were far more valuable than material possessions.”
Design Cuts Live 2020 with free typography and lettering sessions
The online event runs from October 5th to October 19th
A new, free, online-only type conference for those who see, draw, make, study, and sell type. Registrations are open.
It’s time to act
We ask the type and design industry
• to actively include more BIPOC
• to stop using the term Non-Latin
• to diversify education
• to challenge the practice of designing for scripts we did not grow up reading and writing
Cymru Wales typefaces
“A contemporary font family designed to represent Wales to the world [...]. Whilst the bespoke typefaces take cues from the Welsh typographical heritage, special care was taken not to wander into the territory of pastiche or parody. All three commissions were developed in close collaboration with the Colophon Foundry with additional consultancy from Joseph Burrin.”
Letterform Archive on The Archive
Archive of typography related magazines and other graphic design resources. The Letterform Archive is a non-profit library, museum, and educational institution dedicated to serving existing and potential practitioners, students, and admirers of the letter arts. Founded in 2014 and opened to the public in 2015, the San Francisco-based organization holds an extensive collection of 30,000 items ranging in age over 2,000 years.
On Kickstarter: Neuhaus font
“I have built a new Font and in order to develop looking for backers on kickstarter to take this project to a finalised typeface.”
DR Publik — Type family for The Danish Broadcasting Corporation
The bespoke type family DR Publik is designed to strengthen legibility and ensure visual consistency on all platforms for millions of users. DR Publik will be used on TV channels, streaming platforms, news services, radio channels, websites, apps, concert hall, symphony orchestra, big band, choirs etc.
Communication Arts’ 2019 Typography Competition
“Our juried competition celebrates the best use of typography as the primary visual element in design and advertising, plus new typeface designs, calligraphy and hand lettering. Any typographic project first published or produced from September 2017 through September 2018 is eligible.”
Globotipo - Rede Globo new custom type family designed by Plau
Making a typeface that one hundred million people see every day is no small task. Plau partnered with Rede Globo’s creative team to do just that. The result is Globotipo, a 3-style, 30-font super family created to refreshed and expand the typographic voice for Brazil’s ultimate broadcaster. Check out the video case above or scroll to learn more.
Patrick Slack and Jena Myung explore the art of type with accuracy
“Patrick Slack focuses on design influenced by art and technology. To showcase his work we chose to feature a collaboration that speaks volumes. “Fringe Intermission is an exploration of space using the city as medium” writes Slack.”
How The 2016 Olympic Logo and Font were Created
“Our prompt was that the font had to be an exact replica of the letters in the logo,” says Maag, who knew it would be a challenge due to its reverse creative process. “Usually you make the font and then do the logo,” he notes. Dalton Maag had 3 letters and 4 figures to use as a roadmap.
Alphabettes Mentorship Program
“Volunteers from our ranks or from outside the group will offer informal help to anyone who is looking for career, industry or educational guidance by professionals in the fields of type, typography, or the lettering arts.”
How typefaces impact your mood
A somewhat simplicistic introduction to the emotional elements conveyed by the visual design of typefaces.
British Rail Corporate Identity Manual
After New York subway’s and NASA’s, here’s another reprint of a classic identity standards manual.
Type diff tool: Tiff
A type diff tool that visually contrasts the differences between two fonts.
TYPO San Francisco Streams
The TYPO San Francisco live streams (by Jen Bilik, Tash Wong, Chip Kidd, Sarah Hyndman, Erik Marinovich and Daniel Gjøde) can still be watched online. Other talks are online accessible for participants of the event.
Linotype is looking for a font engineer
“For our international Font Development Team we are hiring a Font Engineer (m/f) for our Bad Homburg office”.
Rosetta Type: Neacademia Subhead released
Neacademia Subhead by Sergei Egorov is the third member of the system of Aldine type revivals from Rosetta.
11 Facts Yü Should Know About the Umlaut
Typographica: Favorite Typefaces of 2014
Reviews of notable font releases from the year 2014.
type.js — typographic control for the web
Type.js allows you to write new CSS properties to take finer typographic control of type styles on the web. Created by Nathan Ford
Lust Hedonist from Positype
A display typeface by Neil Summerour. Microsite: http://lust.positype.com/Lust-Hedonist/
The Curly Letter of Amsterdam (issuu preview)
What are the origins of the exurberant swash letters that can be found on the windows of Amsterdam’s most traditional bars? This English/Dutch book by Ramiro Espinoza and Rob Becker tells the story.
OpenType spec 1.7 now with MATH and color font tables
The newest version 1.7 of the OpenType spec is fully equivalent to the ISO/IEC 14496-22:2015 (3rd edition) “Open Font Format” standard. The standard will be published in June 2015 and at that time will be freely available for download from the ISO website.
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