London Calling: “Type Safari” in London

A city is more than just its tourist attractions. In London, the designer Sarah Hyndman therefore provides typographical tours through the vibrant metropolis. Participants will gain a different perspective of London and also learn about the history of the city through [...]

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Video tip: remembering the font pioneer Hermann Zapf

Almost a year ago, the renowned type designer Hermann Zapf passed away at the age of 96. He became known through fonts such as Aldus®, Palatino®, Zapfino® and many more. In June this year, the designer Jerry Kelly gave a fascinating lecture on Zapf’s life [...]

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Join in: the Futura “Type Trap”

Join in and be part of the largest global search for the Futura® font by Paul Renner. Keep your eyes peeled, recognize Futura in your area, take pictures and upload them. Very simple and fast – and quite effective for the [...]

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Typo refresher in five steps

The article “Typography tips for a better user experience” presents five steps to get the best out of digital typography on websites, emails or digital product designs. Your readers and users will thank you. Read the complete article here.

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Video tip: The Last Punchcutter

We’ve discovered a wonderful short documentary, “The Last Punchcutter”. It was shot by Italian directors Giorgio Affanni and Gabriele Chiapparini and shows the beauty of the old craft of punch cutting. The nearly seven-minute documentary focuses on Giuseppe Bracchino, former head of the die-cutter department of the company Nebiolo [...]

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Article on the future of the digital advertising industry

“Why has HTML5 Overtaken Flash as the Digital Advertising Industry Standard?” – the title of a very informative article on the switch from flash to HTML5. It explains clearly how this will change the digital advertising landscape, presents the pros and cons of both [...]

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Video: Matthew Carter in memoriam Adrian Frutiger

At the end of April this year, at the Parsons School of Design, font designer Matthew Carter spoke in memoriam of the well-known font designer Adrian Frutiger, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 87. In his talk, Carter referred to Frutiger’s career and to his well-known and popular [...]

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Professional guide for switching to HTML5

The free guide “HTML5 for Digital Advertising 2.0” offers you all the important tips for creating HTML5 ads. With some details and background information, this PDF document provides comprehensive support to help you master the transition to HTML5. You can download the guide for [...]

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Article “Google wants to kick Flash to the curb in Chrome this fall”

As the title from The Next Web.com makes clear, Google will no longer support flash in its Chrome browser. Interactive articles and videos will only be supported with HTML5. Adobe started to remove flash from its technology as early as last year. The complete [...]

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The TypeSelect text font reference

The Hermann Schmidt Verlag has released a new text font reference, the Type Select. The collection lets you browse a total of 264 classic and current text fonts to find the right typeface. The selection of fonts also incudes, where available, small caps, different number sets and all [...]

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