Typography on music covers:
Rock Music Cover Fonts Selection
on Linotype.com

Album covers offer the viewer a first glance into the musical world beneath the packaging. And the variations and distinctions in the cover designs are just as diverse as the genres of music – particularly when it comes to the [...]

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60 years of passion for typeface –
interview with Swiss designer Christian Mengelt

Christian Mengelt was born in 1938 in St. Gallen and embarked on calligraphy as a profession almost 60 years ago in 1954. There, he discovered his passion for fonts and font designs. In addition to his job as a font [...]

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Inspired by the font for the Bell Centennial telephone directory – the new Burlingame

Burlingame, which is designed by Carl Crossgrove, assumes a special place among the Square Sans fonts. The recently published font has unique letterforms and is especially optimized for small font size on the display screen. This lends Burlingame a distinct and individual [...]

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The new Mengelt Basel Antiqua:
a modern reading font with historical references

Font Designer Christian Mengelt developed a new and fitting font for the re-edition of the historical anatomy atlas, “De humani corporis fabrica”. To do so, he researched Basel book fonts from the 16th century, when the first edition of the [...]

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Tom Grace develops Compressed styles
for Neue Helvetica

With its 51 styles, Neue Helvetica was already well prepared for practically any design challenge. Equipped with these styles, the font already covers a wide spectrum of different weights and offers an endless variety of potential applications. For applications that need [...]

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Rounded Fonts: a Look Back and Ahead
at a Typographic Trend

Everything old is new again; every trend has its revival. This is how it often seems − and usually is the case, in fact. These days, if you take a look at a lot of company logos, you’ll notice one [...]

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The Linotype Gneisenauette – also suited to
album covers

The Linotype Gneisenauette was the result of a competition and became a part of Linotype’s Take Type Library. It was designed by Latvian designer Gustavs A. Grinbergs. The handwritten font recalls that of a sign painter and is available in [...]

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More than 20 years in the business –
interview with designer Jürgen Weltin

After studying Graphic Design and working for publishing and industrial design agencies, German designer Jürgen Weltin began designing fonts in the mid-1990s. His first font design was Finnegan. He saw himself as a complete beginner, since he was still in [...]

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A font reminiscent of the everyday –
the fruit-inspired Fruitygreen

The Indonesian designer Andi AW. Masry drew extensively on the everyday for the design of his second typeface, Fruitygreen (his typeface début was Coomeec). Fruitygreen, as the name suggests, derives from the characteristic shapes of fruits; as a whole but [...]

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An animal contribution to the Linotype Zootype
on Creative Review

A blog dedicated entirely to a single font? That is the case with www.zootype.blogspot.com.ar from the Argentinian designer Victor Garcia. In 1997, he drafted the font Linotype Zootype, in which animal heads are set delicately into the letters. This lends [...]

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