Monthly series “Fonts by Inspiration”: Celebration Fonts

Our “Fonts by Inspiration” series presents a fun font theme this month: celebration fonts – a festive theme that has a cheerful, noble and celebratory flair, but is also perfectly suited to personal words. To this end, our experts have put together [...]

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Fonts by Inspiration: Gothic Fonts

This month, our popular “Fonts by Inspiration” series takes a look at Old English fonts and typefaces in the Fraktur style. This genre of fonts came about with the start of book printing in the 19th century. However, there are plenty of modern versions that only appear to [...]

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Interview with Font Designer Linda Hintz

We talked to the German font designer Linda Hintz about her collaboration with Dr. Gerard Unger on the new Demos® Next Condensed styles. We learned how she found the collaboration, what techniques she used to design the font, and what part of the work brought her [...]

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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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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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New: Interview with Designer Ben Jones
about Joanna Nova

British designer Ben Jones recently designed the new font Joanna® Nova. Jones works primarily as a font engineer at Monotype. He has been interested in art, design and the visual world from an early age. Over the years, this fascination drove him to type design. [...]

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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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The life of the designer Roy Cole –
a detailed portrait at Linotype.com

Currently available at Linotype.com is an extensive portrait in English of the British designer Roy Cole, who was born in 1932. Cole began his career as a compositor, subsequently studying typographic design at the General Vocational College in Basel under Emil Ruder. The styles of [...]

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Rounded Fonts: a Look Back and Ahead
at a Typographic Trend

Everything old is new again; every trend has its revival. This is how it often seems − and usually is the case, in fact. These days, if you take a look at a lot of company logos, you’ll notice one [...]

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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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