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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“Do it, with love. 100 Creative Essentials”

Creative advertising executive Frank Bodin published creative food for thought on his Twitter account every day for a year. The 100 best of these have now been published in the book “Do it, with love. 100 Creative Essentials”. The book, designed with the font Akko by Akira Kobayashi, serves as [...]

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Logo design with the help of fonts

The YouTube channel Computer Arts posted an interesting and informative video about a logo design job that was completed with the help of a typeface. The client was the company “Mister Cooper”, which makes ice cream for adults, often with alcohol or other flavors. In [...]

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