The book “Hanzi Graphy” – a link between
Chinese and Latin script

Mario Takagi’s book “Hanzi Graphy” explores the connection between Chinese symbols – also known as hanzi – and the Latin alphabet. More precisely stated, the book attempts to create a typographic translation between the two font systems. These days, Chinese [...]

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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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My life in typefaces – video talk from
Designer Matthew Carter at the TED conference

Among other things, England-born Matthew Carter is well-known for his popular fonts, including Verdana, Georgia and Bell Centennial – a font developed for American telephone books. The designer, born in 1937, gave a talk on his life and work at [...]

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Extensive article on Jovica Veljović’s Agmena

A detailed article on the font Agmena designed by Professor Jovica Veljović in 2012 has been published on the website Printmag.com – a magazine and online portal dedicated to visual culture and design. Its author, Paul Shaw, looks at the [...]

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Calligraphy at its best – Jean Larcher publishes imposing work on calligraphy

A book is to be published this March that provides extensive examples of calligraphic script: Traits de Caractère – Character Traits – Linien mit Charakter by the French calligrapher Jean Larcher. On its 624 pages, the book presents some 300 [...]

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Animated film focussing on William Caslon
and his identically named font Caslon

The animated film William Caslon – british typographer looks at William Caslon‘s typographic work and shows, by comparing it with Times New Roman, the characteristic features of his typeface Caslon – used, among other things, to print the American Declaration [...]

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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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Mohawk Connects interviews Toshi Omagari,
the designer of Metro Nova

In early November last year, Mohawk Connects, the largest paper manufacturer in the US with numerous outlets around the world, conducted an interview with type designer Toshi Omagari. They asked him about his work on his new Metro Nova typeface. [...]

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An online article on William Caslon
provides a fascinating portrait of
London’s first major letter founder

The author describes how Caslon began life as a metalworker and engraver of letters on gun barrels before setting up his first letter foundry in 1727, at the age of 35, in London’s Clerkenwell. It was from here he began [...]

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The game ‘Type:Rider’ is an odyssey through the evolution of typography

From prehistoric rock-painted symbols through Gutenberg’s revolutionary moveable type to state-of-the-art pixel fonts – with the ‘Type:Rider’ app you can learn through play how images became letters and typefaces. In this jump ‘n run game, you pass through various epochs [...]

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