The Personal Disquiet of Mark Boulton – April 13th, 2005 – Typography, I find, is still a bit of mystery to a lot of designers. The kind of typography I’m talking about is not your typical “What font should I use” typography but rather your “knowing your hanging punctuation from your em-dash” typography. Call me a little bit purist but this bothers me. So, in an attempt to spread the word here’s the first of five simple steps to better typography. To kick it off, part one is about the Measure. 14 Articles Showcasing Excellent Typography Typography has always been a fascination of mine. The simple changes that designers are able to make to spice up a font into something totally different is magical. In this post, Designussion showcases several articles that really show off what other designers have been able to achieve. If you enjoyed any of the pieces or articles posted, please leave the author or designer some feedback. Vintage and Retro Typography Showcase
Lettering: A Reference Manual of Techniques by Andrew Haslam Lettering: A Reference Manual of Techniques by Andrew Haslam and published by Laurence King This newly published book (September 2011) is a comprehensive reference guide for any designer wanting to know more about the techniques and production processes to create lettering themselves or to commission work from external sources. Using a combination of explanatory text, step-by-step photographs and classic and contemporary examples, this unique survey brings together over 80 processes involved in creating lettering and applying it to many different surfaces.
LettError These are some resources about Gerrit Noordzij. TDC Award 2013 Gerrit’s words [PDF] after receiving the TDC Medal on October 10, 2013. Stamps The Kat Ran Press keeps a nice collection of the stamps designed by Gerrit Noordzij. A history and some revival fonts < The Fell Types The Fell Types took their name from John Fell, a Bishop of Oxford in the seventeenth-century. Not only he created an unique collection of printing types but he started one of the most important adventures in the history of typography. You will find here a non-exhaustive history and a modern digitization of some of them.
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I remember a conversation from back in my student days where my typophile friends and I debated what the ultimate typeface of the twentieth century was, a typeface that summed up all of the era’s advancements and knowledge into a coherent whole, one that would be a reference for years to come. Helvetica was one of the candidates for its sheer ubiquity, proof of its overall acceptance. Another, more subtle proposal was Jan van Krimpen’s Romulus, one of the first typefaces to have related Sans and Serif versions. And another, my personal pick, was Univers by Adrian Frutiger. The Walden Font Co. - Purveyors of old and historic fonts and clip-art Welcome! We resurrect old typefaces of historical importance and make them available to you. Each font package includes typefaces unique to their period, plus printer's ornaments, borders, and symbols. It's everything you need to create period pieces for advertising, business use, book design, educational, and recreational purposes. You've seen our fonts featured in National Geographic Books, ESPN Magazine, book covers, in-store ads, concert posters and many other places. Browse our selection below and see for yourself why for over 10 years Walden Font Co. is the premier source for historical fonts!
ReTypes Weblog Richard Wolfstrome is an award-winning graphic designer based on Brighton (UK). He has used our Kade family to design a set of very effective posters for “The Dowsing Sound Collective” – a dynamic 120-voice choir and band. You can also take a look to his Behance, it’s full of gorgeous works. April 2, 2014 I Love Typography » Blog Archive Drawing Line — I Love Typography In the spring of 2012, Stefania Malmsten became the new Creative Director of Swedish fashion & culture magazine Rodeo. Stefania was living in New York at the time, working with Swedish and American clients from the collaborative workspace Studiomates in Dumbo, Brooklyn. She had decided to move back to Sweden where she had started her career with designing iconic magazines like Pop and Bibel. Stefania is known for the attention to typography in her design work:
Periodic Table of Typefaces on the Behance Network Large original English version HERESpanish version HEREPortuguese version HERE PRINTS, SOURCE FILES, and other Periodic Table of Typeface related goodies are available HERE The Periodic Table of Typefaces is obviously in the style of all the thousands of over-sized Periodic Table of Elements posters hanging in schools and homes around the world. This particular table lists 100 of the most popular, influential and notorious typefaces today. As with traditional periodic tables, this table presents the subject matter grouped categorically.