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G-Type’s first new font release of 2014 is actually a major reworking of an old one, Precious Sans, which originally appeared back in 2002. The new family is called Precious Sans Two, available from with a 50% discount until the end of January, then with 25% off the standard price until Feb 28th 2014. Over a decade after it’s first appearance G-Type’s Nick Cooke decided the time was right to re-appraise the typeface, scrutinise the old letterforms and make some important enhancements. Make no mistake though, Precious Sans Two is no rudimentary re-release; nearly every character has been redrawn, re-proportioned, respaced and generally improved. Type for you. | A blog on typography.
26 Symbols 26 Symbols To test how the pens handle lettering with built-up weight, I first drew mono-line serif caps and added weight to parts of the letters. This gave me a good sense of each pens tip feel and ink flow on the paper. The Staedtler was the clear winner for this application. The tip glides on the paper surface with just the right amount of friction providing great control while still allowing for smooth lines and curves. It’s ink lays down smoothly on the paper and has very little feathering. It is the lightest shade of black of the three but that doesn't bother me in fact, I actually like it’s softer charcoal color.
RM Regular RM Regular RM Regular is a simple, clean and legible sans-serif type font. A great alternative to Arial, Helvetica or Gotham, RM Regular is the perfect choice for professionals. Designed in 2011, RM Regular is the first font to be released from Essex based design studio Mash Creative®. The Opentype font includes a full character set.
Betatype Betatype I spent the better part of the morning drawing in fontforge using spiro curves. Despite a lot of crashing and some fumbling as happens with new tools, it was a really positive experience. The one thing that I haven't yet been able to get used to is when you move a spiro point, it tends to move the curves all around the glyph. It can be a little unsettling to fix one side of a bowl, only to have it slosh around when you move the other side. As described in a help file from Adobe a new option for hyphenation was added to InDesign CS6 (in fact it appeared in version ID 5.5) and continues in InDesign CC. Hunspell is a free software and widely used in various applications you might be using every day. This option makes it possible to add […] Read More
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David Berlow’s Custer RE is the latest addition to our Reading Edge (RE) series. This typeface is the tenth RE family and is available today at Webtype. Learn more about it on the Webtype Blog. More ... Font Bureau Blog Font Bureau Blog
Are you a user of fonts who needs to tell if a font is well made, or an aspiring novice type designer? The March–April 2014 issue of Communication Arts features my article on evaluating font quality, “How to Tell If a Font Sucks,” on p. 24—now online as well! It looks like it is hard to see the subtleties in some of the graphics in the down-​​res web-​​ified version of the article, though the print mag looks great. I will see about posting a version with high-​​res images in PDF. Phinney on Fonts Phinney on Fonts
The Ministry of Type 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. Light (and illuminated) type on dark backgrounds creates an optical effect known as ‘halation’ - i.e. it develops a halo, a slight sense of the letterforms being thicker than they are. The Ministry of Type
Although its release is still almost two months away, anticipation for The Dark Knight Rises – the third act in Christopher Nolan’s re-imagination of the Batman mythos – is… errr… rising to a fever pitch. This is partly due to the incredible success of that other superhero blockbuster The Avengers which has been shattering all kinds of box office records (over 1 billion dollars!?). Nolan’s stylishly contemporary and edgy version may make us forget that Batman’s adventures on the screen started in a rather goofy way. The deliciously campy television series, in which the ludicrously straightlaced Caped Crusader battled evil in this parody of the comics, ran for three seasons from 1966 to 1968. Holy Onomatopoeia, What A Bat-collection! Holy Onomatopoeia, What A Bat-collection!
The FontFeed | Fonts, Typography, Lettering, Design

The FontFeed | Fonts, Typography, Lettering, Design

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
SpiekerBlog My remarks in inter­views and videos about own­ing 13 bicy­cles has cre­ated quite a cor­re­spon­dence. Here now the proof, or rather, some proof that these bicy­cles do exist. I recently took pic­tures of the ones in Berlin (the oth­ers will fol­low).
28 Top Typography Blogs Ranked by Top Graphic Design Blogs | BonFX – Freelance Graphic Designer By Douglas Bonneville on September 23, 2009 Grab your beveled pica ruler, Letraset rub downs, and your favorite browser. We did some fresh research to discover what the best typography blogs are, according to the top graphic design blogs. We went through our own lists (see Related Posts below) of top graphic design blogs, some other lists, and tallied up all of their recommendations, comments, and anecdotal data to discover the 28 top typography blogs. We sorted the list from “most recommended” down to “regular recommended”.