Gerard Unger Scholarship 2020
TypeTogether announced the 6th edition of Gerard Unger Scholarship, open to any current or graduated student who has developed a typeface in a type design course within the past two years (2018–2020). (more…)
Support Independent Type
Support Independent Type book is a compendium of contemporary, physical and digital type specimens. The carefully selected work of over 400 font labels and type designers gives you a glimpse into the adventurous shift of this creative industry. (more…)
The world’s writing systems
The worldswritingsystems.org web site presents one glyph for each of the world’s writing systems.
For the beauty of writing
Fontsmith blog features an article about the right symbols in the right place: basics of orthotypography or how to use fonts to typeset texts beautifully.
TypeNotes 2 magazine on sale
TypeNotes is a magazine dedicated to typography and graphic design. Issue two of TypeNotes is on sale now through the Fontsmith Shop priced £10.
Typeset in the future blog
Typeset in the future is a blog dedicated to fonts in sci-fi. Learn more about the typographic expressions of Blade Runner, Moon or 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The new face of Letterform Archive
Tânia Raposo and Nick Sherman describe how they took on the challenge of representing 40,000 objects in a single visual identity.
Create your own hand painted sign
This summer Jakob Engberg, Founder of Copenhagen Signs, will give an extended Sign Painting and Lettering workshop in Slovenia. The 7 day workshop will take you through the basics of hand lettering, brush lettering and sign painting techniques. You will end up with your own hand painted sign on your own custom cut wooden panel. (more…)
Dan Rhatigan on variable fonts and the future of typography
“The likelihood of a variety of new approaches to application UI both excites me and scares me a little.” Read the interview by Khoi Vinh.
The German capital letter Eszett
On June 29, 2017, the Council for German Orthography endorsed the optional use of a capital sharp s (ẞ). Written by Christoph Koeberlin.