In his blog post, designer Tobias van Schneider shares his list of favorite type foundries and explains how to find the best typefaces.
Read the story about Pepi and Rudi superfamily designed by Tomáš Brousil, Suitcase Type Foundry.
The superfamily Pepi and Rudi is based on playful experimentation with basic geometric shapes – the circle, rectangle and triangle – elements that laid the foundations for typographic Modernism.
“Jim Ford’s Masqualero is not only named for Miles Davis, but embodies the jazz musician’s spiky personality down to every last one of its sharp serifs.” Read the whole review of Masqualero by Nicole Arnett Phillips.
Columbia is an unorthodox blend of multiple historical models. Columbia strikes a balance between rigorous topics and an approachable, informal tone. Designed by Jean-Baptiste Levée, Released by Production Type Foundry.
Fiona Ross has played a crucial role in the type industry throughout her career, and it is largely thanks to her work that type designers and developers have been enabled to make innovations in non-Latin type design. (more…)
Futura is familiar. But its journey from avant-garde German type to hipster favorite is unusual – and it includes Nazis and the moon. Via Vox.
Bob Taylor, Monotype’s Font Technologies Director, offers his views on the promise of Variable Fonts and shares how Monotype and the tech industry are bringing this promise to reality.