Exciting article on the so-called Flashpocalypse

In the post “How to survive and thrive through the Flashpocalypse”, Monotype’s Director of Partner Engagement Theo Skye will tell you everything you need to know about how to survive the so-called Flashpocalypse. Read the extensive and very informative article from Theo [...]

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Video tip: “Edward Johnston – Calligraphy & Type Design with Ewan Clayton”

UK-based calligrapher and lecturer Ewan Clayton presents a portrait of the font designer Edward Johnston in a nearly one-hour talk. The result is an interesting and inspiring picture of Johnston’s life and work. Johnston designed Johnston Sans for the London underground some 100 years ago. And [...]

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Book tip: “Tschicholds Faszikel: Unbekanntes von und zu Jan Tschichold”

Eighty-two pages in length, the book “Tschicholds Faszikel: Unbekanntes von und zu Jan Tschichold” (“Tschichold’s Fascicle: Unknown from and on Jan Tschichold”) contains collected print materials that belonged to German typographer Jan Tschichold. It was published last year by Jost Hochuli. The lovingly designed booklet exhibits [...]

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Book: “Printed matter, mainly books”
by Jost Hochuli

Swiss graphic artist and book designer Jost Hochuli is known primarily for his book designs. His book “Printed matter, mainly books” is a documentation of this work, but also includes his commercial art and fonts, which he carved into wood and linoleum. [...]

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New book about printer legend Alan Kitching

The Laurence King publishing house recently released a new book about Britain’s Alan Kitching. “Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress” by John L. Walters covers over 50 years of the celebrated printer’s life work. The publication is available in two versions, a special and a collector’s edition. Check out this wonderful video, which [...]

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Mahendra Patel received lifetime achievement award

Mahendra Patel, designer of the Neue Frutiger® Devanagari, was recognized for lifetime achievement on February 27. The Indian designer received the “Life Time Achievement Award” at the Typo Day Conference 2016 in Bangalore. We offer him our sincere congratulations. You can read about Mahendra Patel’s life here.

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Video Lecture with Designer Sumner Stone

Font designer Sumner Stone, creator of Magma II™, the ITC Stone® extended family and many other fonts, gave a fascinating lecture. In the video “Humanform Letterform with Sumner Stone”, a part of the “Herb Lubalin Lecture Series”, the American designer explains how letters are made of and for the human [...]

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Video tip: Joseph Alessio – Stencil Type

In the lecture “Stencil Type: Fusing Form and Function”, which runs just under fifteen minutes, designer Joseph Alessio explains the application and the advent of stencil fonts, in the past and in the present day. The lecture took place last year at the TypeCon and is exactly [...]

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Video tip: Tobias Frere-Jones – In Letters We Trust

As the title suggests, this presentation is about fonts that we inevitably trust. Font designer Tobias Frere-Jones spoke about this complex subject last year at the Italian typography event, “Kerning”. The American designer has done research in this area for several years, and in [...]

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Typography of Broadway

The subtitle of “Typography of Broadway” – “13 miles of typography on Broadway, from A to Z” – very aptly describes the project: with the help of typography expert Ksenya Samarskaya, the project went along the famous and diverse Broadway strip and took pictures of numerous fonts. 26 outstanding examples were selected and [...]

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