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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Daily calendar “Typodarium 2016 – The Daily Dose of Typography”

The popular tear-off Typodarium calendar is now available for the coming year. Editors Lars Harmsen and Raban Ruddigkeit have printed a different font for you to enjoy every day. The front of each tear-off page presents the font and its back describes the [...]

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A cinematic retrospective of
Linotype’s machine history

If you want to learn about the early production techniques of typographic printed materials on paper and film, the movie “The Eighth Wonder” is right for you. The film came out in 1961 and deals with the Linotype machine, which revolutionized printing at the [...]

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A dedication to the Roman capital letters:
the new book “The Eternal Letter” by Paul Shaw

Award-winning graphic designer, typographer and author Paul Shaw has devoted a book to the classical Roman capitals. The comprehensive publication “The Eternal Letter – Two Millennia of the Classical Roman Capital” appeared in January, on the occasion of the 2000th birthday of the uppercase, which is [...]

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Short film about the classic Times New Roman

“The Unquit Film Series” is made up of 13 short films about the British newspapers The Times and The Sunday Times. The third film in the series is just under three minutes in length and deals with the font Times New Roman. Stanley Morison, Victor Lardent and Monotype originally published Times New Roman in 1932 for [...]

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Detailed online brochure for the new
Mengelt Basel Antiqua available on Linotype.com

The Swiss designer Christian Mengelt has created a new 24-page online brochure for his new publication, Mengelt Basel Antiqua. It offers detailed information on the history of the font Basel Antiqua, which was historically significant in the 15th and 16th century for [...]

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Typography on the wrist: Helvetica on a watch

Max Miedinger’s font classic Helvetica remains one of the most popular fonts and is used in countless projects all over the world. Now, Zürich watchmaker Mondaine is taking part in the popularity. Known for the production of the Zürich train station clock, [...]

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An animated film that pays tribute
to Giambattista Bodoni

The English-language animated video “Typographer Bodoni” outlines the career and work of the Italian all-rounder Giambattista Bodoni – who was an engraver, printer, publisher and font designer – and considers his popular and eponymous typeface Bodoni in detail. A short, [...]

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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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