Our monthly review of movie poster typography.
On a cold night in the fall of 2011, I rode the subway downtown to look at a typeface specimen. As I walked south on Elizabeth Street and then turned right onto Kenmare, the specimen came into view through the large windows of a corner storefront. Neon. Nails. Mirrors. I had never seen anything like […]
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It is time to register for TYPO San Francisco “Rhythm” and/or TYPO Berlin “Roots” at either side of the Atlantic. Regular registration for both conferences ends Friday; from Saturday, March 1 on registration increases by $100 or €100 respectively. TYPO Berlin remains Europe’s greatest annual design conference, and TYPO San Francisco celebrates its third anniversary [...]
Mike Parker, consultant, type historian, and type designer at the Font Bureau, Inc. died on Monday, February 25, 2014.
I was deeply saddened to hear that Peter Bruhn passed away unexpectedly in his home in Malmö, Sweden on February 21, 2014.He was an influential figure in digital type and a close personal friend. After several years as a designer and art director, Peter launched Fountain in 1993. It was one of the first independent […]
An overview of covers of recently released albums.
The First Printed Page Numbers The image below is a scan of a recto leaf printed by Arnold Ther Hoernen, Cologne, 1470 (Cologne’s second printer after Ulrich Zel). The book, Sermo in festo praesentationis beatissimae Mariae virginisShow More Summary
A gallery with the five winners of the Valentype 2013 contest.
Every typeface taken seriously enough by its designer will teach valuable lessons. From Signo I learned that in designing a reverse contrast typeface, the challenge isn’t so much in the contrast, or in the black part of the letter for that matter. The conventions for that part are being disregarded, played with, reversed, so the […] Sponsored by H&FJ. and Making Signo
An indulgent display face from Positype, a toolbox of type by Hold Fast Foundry, a versatile family from Bold Monday, a whimsical swash by Latinotype, a flag building typeface from Always With Honor & Scribble Tone, a humanist sans by Type Dynamic, a highly legible sans from Tipografies, and a modern sans by The Northern […] Sponsored by H&FJ. and This Week in Fonts
This is the dedicated gallery with all the submissions for the Valentype 2014 contest.
Günther Zainer from Reutlingen introduced printing to Augsburg, Germany in 1468. He likely trained in Strasbourg with Johann Mentelin (who later went into business with Jenson and Johannes de Colonia in Venice). Zainer, during his decade-long career (he died in 1478), published some 100 books. Show More Summary
Amongst the first names to be confirmed for TYPO Berlin 2014 “Roots” were Ilona Karwinska and David S. Hill. They are the directors and founders of the Polish Neon Muzeum in Warsaw, which is dedicated to the documentation and preservation of Poland’s cold war era neon signs. Contrary to our preconceived notions about former East [...]
Too many good ideas and interesting arguments about typography and design are trapped behind language barriers, inaccessible especially to Anglophones?—?I’ll pick on Americans, being one myself?—?who more commonly don’t read or write any language but their own. Translators, and authors like Erik Spiekermann who speak and write fluently in English as well as in their […]
An overview of the nominees and winners of the 56th Grammy Awards in the fields Package and Music Video.
My new favorite Tumblr is from Erik Kwakkel, a medieval book historian at Leiden University. This late sixteenth-century book is in fact six books in one: Image: Gif by Erik Kwakkel, from images in the National Library of Sweden. Follow @erik_kwakkel on Twitter for more. Sponsored by H&FJ. and Marvelous Medieval Books Sponsored by H&FJ. and Marvelous Medieval Books
An eroded display by HVD Fonts, a wide sans from Type Dynamic, an inline slab by Yellow Design Studio, a versatile monoline from Parachute, a geometric sans by Graviton, an elegant script from Fenotype, an experimental face by Onrepeat, and a titling face from Type Together. HVD Fonts: Brandon Printed Designed by Hannes von Döhren […] Sponsored by H&FJ. and This Week in Fonts
During my research for an upcoming book on the life and work of German Renaissance typographer Erhard Ratdolt, I spent quite some time looking at the introduction of printing to Italy (Ratdolt worked in Venice from 1476 to 1486, thereafter returning to his native Augsburg. Show More Summary
The FontFeed being a WordPress blog, an article mentioned by Erik van Blokland caught my attention. On his private blog web developer xwolf – alias for Wolfgang Wiese – wrote about an intriguing “side-effect” of the use of Google webfonts in the new WP3.8. Its recent introduction unveiled a refreshed back-end for the WordPress – it all [...]