Video: Matthew Carter in memoriam Adrian Frutiger

At the end of April this year, at the Parsons School of Design, font designer Matthew Carter spoke in memoriam of the well-known font designer Adrian Frutiger, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 87. In his talk, Carter referred to Frutiger’s career and to his well-known and popular [...]

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New book about printer legend Alan Kitching

The Laurence King publishing house recently released a new book about Britain’s Alan Kitching. “Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress” by John L. Walters covers over 50 years of the celebrated printer’s life work. The publication is available in two versions, a special and a collector’s edition. Check out this wonderful video, which [...]

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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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