Linotype birthday

The Linotype machine needed matrices. And that is something special. The shape and the teeth of the matrices has never changed. She ran from the first to the last machine in the magazines and even all competitors used the same [...]

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TryType II: Experiments in Motion Graphics

With trytype I everything was about graphic design: For two semesters under the leadership of Prof. Guido Ludes, students at the University of Applied Sciences, Wiesbaden experimented with selected typefaces from Linotype.The results ranged from linear black-and-white graphics all the [...]

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Precious thoughts, Visual Languages & Brand Perfect Hamburg

Today, I am providing you with a short intro to two of our “young gun” speakers for Brand Perfect Hamburg at 14th of June: Johannes Schardt and Christophe Stoll. Johannes and Christophe are running the design studio precious in Hamburg. [...]

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Typographic impressions of Lisbon

Lisbon is a city that exists in the realm between the twin poles of tradition and modernity – and this also applies to the typography one sees there. In the following, I describe aspects of the aesthetic impact that this [...]

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How to make a cover – Story from NYTimes Magazine

The NYTimes Magazine published a story “The Making of a Cover”. It is nice to learn about the process. Read it here: http://tiny.cc/xcv6t

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A project with a soul

A few months ago, on a cold Tuesday morning, I got an e-mail from Mario Garcia asking me if I’d like to work with him on the redesign of the An-Nahar newspaper in Lebanon. I was waiting for the bus, [...]

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Comic Sans conquers the Internet on April 1st

What a coincidence! Today, we released Comic Sans Pro and an accompanying blog post and at the same time Google shows all search results on Helvetica in Comic Sans plus they launched a dedicated website – brilliant timing! – Follow the [...]

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A new Blog, a new iPad …

Mr. Typo got a new iPad. And Linotype got a new blog. It’s high time we brought these two together! Intellectual and creative father of Mr. Typo is Alessio Leonardi (Italian). Some of you might already know him, because he [...]

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