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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Lecture at agIdeas by Dr. Nadine Chahine

on YouTube

In April this year the Lebanese award-winning type designer, Dr. Nadine Chahine, gave a lecture at agIdeas in Melbourne as part of the Design Matters initiative. Her presentation took a look at the way politics and culture affect Arabic type [...]

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“Scribe” – the latest book by John Stevens

In his book “Scribe: Artist of the Written Word”, the American calligrapher John Stevens provides a retrospective of the highlights of his typographic oeuvre. His work in the realms of calligraphy and letter design passes in review on its 264 pages. [...]

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Website and magazine on typography launched in Japan

Typophiles, take note of these two exciting developments in Japan! Typecache.com Started by four Japanese typophiles a few weeks ago, this English-language website is an online index to type foundries and vendors as well as a showcase of their type [...]

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Re:Publica 12 and the Twitter Wall

I just came back home from re:publica 12, a fantastic event bringing together bloggers, self-acclaimed internet rebels, internet marketeers, social web rock stars and designers. In the center of attention at this year’s congress was the analog Twitter wall conceived [...]

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All the characteristics of a debut work:
Levato by Felix Bonge

At this point, I would like to use the opportunity to draw your attention to a particular typeface. Levato, which has only recently been made available at Linotype.com, is a font family with a large repertoire that was developed on [...]

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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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New and notable typography app

This app allows you to take pictures of type in use and share it on Fontli’s network, on Twitter, or on Facebook. Also, you can geotag the picture, spot up to three typefaces and comment on the typeface in use. [...]

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