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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Interview with Akira Kobayashi in
novum design magazine

The 10.13 issue of novum includes an interview with Akira Kobayashi, Type Director at Monotype, about the legibility and design of Neuen Frutiger 1450, which was created specifically with the new DIN standard 1450 in mind. The DIN norm gives [...]

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Aviano offers variations on the theme of Copperplate Gothic

You will see the eye-catching Copperplate Gothic fonts in use everywhere – they are a particularly popular choice when it comes to setting poster texts. However, on the whole, they all look very much alike. It is for this reason [...]

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All digitalised typeface characters in the world
in 2 hours and 31 minutes: the Unicode film

Professor Johannes Bergerhausen has not only written a book on all digital typefaces used around the world that has won seven awards but, with all true typography fans in mind, he has also created a film version. Go to vimeo.com [...]

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Linotype: The Film – now available on DVD and Blu-ray

Director Doug Wilson travelled the world for two years collecting material on the Linotype typesetting machine. The result is a 76-minute documentary on a device that Thomas Edison called “The Eighth Wonder of the World” and which revolutionised both the [...]

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Tip for typography fans:
Berlin’s ‘Buchstabenmuseum’

Located on the first floor of the Carée shopping mall on Berlin’s Alexanderplatz is the unique ‘Buchstabenmuseum’ – Berlin’s Museum of Letters. It houses a constantly growing collection of letters and characters in various sizes and materials from a whole [...]

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A whole new approach to displays: media art in the new terminal of Vienna International Airport

„ZeitRaum“ (‘TimeSpace’) is the name of the art installation designed by Ars Electronica Futurelab for Vienna Airport’s new terminal. It generates real-time interpretations of incoming and outgoing flights. Its massive display screens frame the airport’s security checkpoints. When a passenger [...]

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Interview with designer Sandra Winter

Sandra Winter collaborated with Akira Kobayashi on the design of the new Rounded versions of Avenir Next. We decided to take the opportunity to ask the designer, who was also involved in the DIN Next project, a few questions. You [...]

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Typecasting carries on in Darmstadt

The last months have been very critical of the continued existence of the type casting department in the Darmstadt Museum “Haus der Industriekultur.” The owner of the production and distribution company “Schriftenservice Stempel” has dissolved the company end of 2011. [...]

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