British designer Ben Jones recently designed the new font Joanna® Nova. Jones works primarily as a font engineer at Monotype. He has been interested in art, design and the visual world from an early age. Over the years, this fascination drove him to type design.
“There was plenty of material on the development of Joanna in the Monotype archives,” the designer said on his research on Joanna, the model for his own typeface, Joanna Nova. Joanna® was originally published in 1937. Jones expanded the character set and designed new weights.
In his interview with Linotype.com, Jones not only provides further details on the development of Joanna Nova, but also describes his collaboration with Terrance Weinzierl, who was designing Joanna® Sans Nova at the same time.
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