A brief history of technical lettering tools
From Lettering Guides to CNC Plotters – the article by Florian Hardwig and Thomas Maier highlights some major steps in the historical development of lettering tools for drafting.
What you need to know when making cyrillic typefaces
TypeThursday talks to Aleksandra Samulenkova ahead of her upcoming workshop “Introduction to Cyrillic”.
The second edition of The Insects Project available now
During her talk at Typo Berlin conference, Zosia Oslislo announced the second edition of the book on Central European diacritics is now available.
Shedding light on the bold inline style
Inline styles were popular companions of upright weights in geometric sans families of the late 1920s and early 1930s. A story by Ferdinand Ulrich.
Meet TypeNotes, new print magazine by Fontsmith
“A love letter to letterforms, launched to celebrate our love of type and the craft behind making it, as well as our 20th birthday this year.” Learn more about the new TypeNotes magazine at Fontsmith’s website.
Let’s reissue EPA’s Graphic Standards System
Designed by Chermayeff & Geismar and reissued as a hardcover book printed in 14 Pantone colors. Support this Kickstarter project by Jesse Reed & Hamish Smyth.
How fonts influence perception of your product
“Graphic designers have always used typography to visually connote written language, conveying aspects like mood, personality and age.” A story by Alessio Laiso.
Rui Abreu – drawing the spaces between the lines
A face-to-face interview with Rui Abreu of R-Typography by Catherine Dixon. Published at Fontstand blog.
Kazakhstan – President calls for switch to Latin alphabet by 2025
Nursultan Nazarbayev wrote in Kazakh language newspaper Egemen Kazakhstan that under government plans, all official documents, periodicals and books in Kazakh should be published in Latin letters by that date. (more…)
Eric Gill – can we separate the artist from the abuser?
Eric Gill was one of the great British artists of the 20th century – and a sexual abuser of his own daughters. A new exhibition at Ditchling asks: how far should an artist’s life affect our judgment of their work? Read the story by Rachel Cooke, Guardian – The Observer.