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…)
What if you’re not into the subscription plan? What if you’re not happy with Adobe apps? What if, frankly, you want options? A story by Justin Heyes.
Let’s Talk Design is back in Ghent, Belgium, on 30 March. They booked 4 speakers in the fields of graphic, brand design, illustration, packaging design and typography. Like always: after the event there is time to network, talk to the speakers and have a drink.
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.
Pledge on Kickstarter today to help fund the limited edition reproduction of the 1974 CBC Graphic Standards Manual – and own a piece of design history.
The Type Directors Club is pleased to announce a celebration of its 70th anniversary, a day-long series of typography talks and an evening reception. 10 March 2017, 9:00 am–6:30 pm, SVA theatre, 333 W 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011, United States.
If you enjoy looking at logo designs, prepare to lose a few hours with a new website, Logobook, which collates identities going back to the 1950s. A story by Creative Review.