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.
Velo Sans includes sixteen fonts: Twelve display styles ranging from thin to black with complementary italics and four text styles designed for longer settings. Designed by House Industries, Christian Schwartz, Mitja Miklavčič and Ben Kiel.
What is TYPE? Why did it start? What is coming up? Get answers to your most pressing questions about the project initiated by Roger Black and Doug Wilson.
This feature includes advice from type designers at Monotype and Fontsmith for designers wanting to create a typeface for the first time. A story by Miriam Harris.