“Graphic designers have always used typography to visually connote written language, conveying aspects like mood, personality and age.” A story by Alessio Laiso.
“Although 2016 was marked by pressing environmental, political, economical and social issues that seemed to spiral into crisis, it is safe to say that the type community continued to thrive.”
“So here I am, a year later, trying myself as an emoji designer and simultaneously exploring possibilities of bringing this font to life. And that, I discovered, is a bottomless pit if I’ve ever seen one.”
Web publications tend to favor straight quotation marks, a pragmatic approach to typography that old-school stylists can’t stand. An essay by Glenn Fleishman, The Atlantic.
PRINT created a list of their most popular type and lettering articles from the past year, and all time.
Could something as simple as font have been the catalyst for the spread of punk or behind Donald Trump’s win? An exploration of the hidden power of typefaces by Kemi Alemoru & Louis Bradley, Dazed.
En essay on the ‘black’ and ‘white’ in typography by Ferdinand Ulrich. Published at FontShop Blog.
In his essay, Chris Sowersby reacts to an interview with Rudy VanderLans by Sébastien Morlighem. Chris discusses the “In-fillism”, a VanderLans’ neologism refering to “a point, where type designers are simply filling in the few remaining options left.” Furthermore, he writes about font distribution and promotion and compares contemporary situation with late ’90s and early ’00s. (more…)
What words look like matters — in some cases, a whole lot. An essay by Lena Groeger, published by ProPublica.