Tobias Frere-Jones: “Exchange began as a prestigious commission, and came to be one of my favorite self-generated lessons.”
The Type Directors Club has presented the prestigious TDC Medal to Dutch typographer Dr. Gerard Unger to recognize his accomplishment in creating some of the world’s most influential typefaces for over the five decades.
“These selections are made by graphic designers, type designers, educators, and enthusiasts who have a peculiarly acute eye on the type scene, capable of spotting worthy needles among the haystack of thousands issued every year.”
Originally designed for newspaper text, Exchange strives for clarity and efficient copyfit across multiple platforms.
For anyone who is used to the Latin script, Cyrillic looks familiar and foreign at the same time – so many seemingly flipped Latin letters, a lowercase that looks more like small caps… A story by Krista Radoeva.
TypeTogether just released Teo Tuominen’s Walter family, a kindly and commanding slab serif that’s ready for your next project.
Calcula is a display typeface that uses smart OpenType features to explore the space between lettering and typeface design, creating maze-like spaces between letters. Designed by by Shiva Nallaperumal, Typotheque.
Production Type was commissioned by Google Fonts to create a new typeface primarily intended for immersive reading, that is now available from GSuite, Google’s collaborative office-suite for documents, slides and spreadsheets. (more…)
Nina Stössinger analyzes YouTube’s new proprietary typeface. Read the review at Typographica.org.