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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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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