Good Web Fonts: Lively, subtle, perfectly legible fonts for the web. View the web font specimen sheet. A font that almost made it. A serif font designed by Jean François Porchez of Porchez Typofonderie, Le Monde Courrier attempts to “re-establish a style halfway between writing and printing.”
Among the numerous faults of those who pass their lives recklessly and without due reflexion, my good friend Liberalis, I should say that there is hardly any one so hurtful to society as this, that we neither know how to bestow or how to receive a benefit. It follows from this that benefits are badly invested, and become bad debts: in these cases it is too late to complain of their not being returned, for they were thrown away when we bestowed them. Nor need we wonder that while the greatest vices are common, none is more common than ingratitude: for this I see is brought about by various causes.
TYPO San Francisco Next Week Excitement is building in the Bay Area, both at FontShop’s San Francisco office and the local (and not-so local) design community. For two inspiration-packed days, on Thursday April 10 and Friday April 11, some 30 international speakers will delight the audience at TYPO San Francisco “Rhythm” in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The organisation predicts a sell-out, so get your tickets sooner rather than later. Read more
Codex 3 begins with a colorful review by James Clough of the HWT Chromatic Set, the first group of typefaces in the Hamilton Wood Type collection that P22 is digitizing. Next up, Frans Janssen takes a look at the famous 1768 Enschedé type specimen; then an in-depth interview of type designer Freda Sack. Canadian type designer Nick Shinn writes about the hidden history of type in the 20th century, while Greg D’Onofrio and Patricia Belen provide a fascinating & detailed look at Lester Beall’s pioneering corporate identity manual for Connecticut General. Codex journal of typography / journal of letterforms
Great Lettering & Typography Designs
Colophon Typographica is a review of typefaces and type books, with occasional commentary on fonts and typographic design. Edited by Stephen Coles and designed by Chris Hamamoto. Founded in 2002 by Joshua Lurie-Terrell.
Via la Société Emile Zola, voici une série d'affiches des œuvres théâtrales, littéraires et cinématographiques issues de l'œuvre d'Emile Zola. Tout le monde se souvient bien entendu de son célèbre J'Accuse parue dans le Figaro du 13 janvier 1898. Mais si vous voulez revivre cette affaire Dreyfus, rien de tel que de vous replonger dans le timeline édité par la Emile Zola Society. Je me suis plus particulièrement attaché à vous montrer ces quelques affiches de l'époque qui témoignent de plusieurs choses. Typographie Foisonnante:
Here’s a glorious bit of design nostalgia for the New Year. It’s hardly a new find on the web; designer Nick Job first started this archive of the British Rail identity manuals in 2011, but I’ve just been reminded of it. Somehow I’ve never written about it either, which is a bit of an oversight given the entirely-unofficial and tongue in cheek name of this site: the British Rail alphabet and signage guidelines were also used by the British Airports Authority and National Health Service, making them as much a government standard as Britain ever usually manages. The alphabet had two variants, one for dark-on-light type and one for light-on-dark.