Gerard Unger Scholarship for Young Type Designers
In memory of the late Dr Gerard Unger, renowned Dutch type designer and educator, and in celebration of what would have been Unger’s 77th birthday in January, TypeTogether font foundry has opened the call for entries for the Gerard Unger Scholarship, previously the TypeTogether Typeface Publishing Incentive Programme. (more…)
Kickstarter – a skeleton-based type design plugin for Glyphs
Draw letters with skeletons. Support Letterink, the most advanced brush tool for type design, lettering and calligraphy. Now on Kickstarter.
Cultural Awareness in Type Design: Adelle Sans Devanagari by TypeTogether
TypeTogether – Veronika Burian and José Scaglione’s independent, cosmopolitan type foundry – has released its first Indic and Devanagari typeface, Adelle Sans Devanagari, a new member of the multi-award winning, multilingual Adelle Sans font family and a contribution to the cultural dialogue in the field of type design. (more…)
Fontstand now available for Windows
Fontstand, the font rental solution, is now officially on Windows. Try fonts for free or rent them by the month for desktop and web use for just a fraction of the regular price.
Adelle Sans Arabic released
TypeTogether announced the release of Adelle Sans Arabic! This family has been a long time in the making and it is now finally available to the public.
FontLab VI for Mac and Windows is here, finally
After more than a decade of waiting, FontLab VI was released in December 2017. Read the introduction by Thomas Phinney, CEO of FontLab.
Can IBM Plex topple Helvetica?
IBM has high hopes for its new typeface, but can Plex honestly challenge the goliath Helvetica? Its lead designer, Mike Abbink, says it can. A story by Lucas Czarnecki.
Decompiled & Remixed History: The Making of Exchange
Tobias Frere-Jones: “Exchange began as a prestigious commission, and came to be one of my favorite self-generated lessons.”
TDC medal awarded to Dutch typographer Gerard Unger
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.
Typographica’s Favorite Typefaces of 2016 revealed
“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.”