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Type Theory

Type Theory
Just My Type I know what you’re thinking: One more collection of classic typeface examples from your colleagues & contemporaries to throw on the pile, right? Wrong. Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you are already well-versed in design, regularly work with fonts / typefaces and probably have that aforementioned stack of books. Simon Garfield’s “Just My Type: A Book About Fonts” delivers for this crowd as well as the average layperson who might unknowingly still commit the unspeakable crime of Comic Sans. Garfield’s plan is not to showcase existing work like so many books-about-fonts already do; rather, his aim is “to extend awareness and to celebrate our relationship with letters”.

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Articles & Essays - TypeCulture® The Design of Multilingual Type Families Written by: Jonathan Perez Type designers often strive for a new interpretation of letter forms, but Jonathan Perez seems just as interested in developing new design processes to better address an era of increasing multilingual communication and the rise in diversity of non-Latin scripts. In this article, he shares the strategies and decisions made while designing a typeface family in collaboration with a team of type designers specializing in different writing systems.

for the love of type: The Design Kids Threesome Street Exhibition The Design Kids Threesome Street Exhibition The Design Kids recently hosted the Sydney leg of their 'Threesome' show (Don't worry, no one makes out!). The exhibition was a typographic treasure hunt where a studio, graduate and student teamed up to complete a three word phrase and paste it up around the streets of Surry Hills. I worked with two talented up-and-comers Gabby Lord and Jonathan Key.

FontShop Our popular email newsletters are a benefit of FontShop.com membership. We regale our subscribers with new and free fonts, typographic tips and trends, and important FontShop developments. Get FontShop News: April Web Typography: Educational Resources, Tools and Techniques Web typography has evolved a lot over the last years. Today we see rich, accessible typography, a plethora of type design choices for the web and a number of remarkable, type-based web designs. It’s a great time for web design, and it’s a great time for web typography. Still, being as excited as we are, we should not forget about the foundational principles of good type design on the web and use them properly within our projects. Great choice is good, but, most importantly, we should be making meaningful typographic choices in our designs. In this post we present an extensive overview of educational resources, tools, articles, techniques and showcases all related to web typography.

Creative Review - With the Tour de France starting in July, Yellow Jersey Press has reissued five classic cycling books with covers referencing some of the most famous colours in the sport... Our Ad of the Week is the Oreo Snack Hacks campaign, which sees the cookie brand invite three LA chefs to use the biscuits to make new, unexpected snacks – some that look pretty disgusting, others surprisingly tasty... Damien Florébert Cuypers has animated a series of shorts for furniture brand Herman Miller, in which 80-year-old Hilda Longinotti reflects on her 21-year tenure at design director George Nelson's New York studio. Design studio Kellenberger-White has created a hand painted font and identity system for arts festival Glasgow International. This week's round-up of new ads features some lovely print work, web work, ambient (is that phrase still used?) work, as well as some great films.

Inconspicuous vertical metrics by Alec Julien Five? There are generally taken to be five vertical measures of note in type design (from bottom to top): descender, baseline, midline*, caps-height, and ascender. But if you delve into the minutiae of font design, you soon discover that there are a slew of important vertical metrics that aren’t much talked about. World of Logotypes Uniforms Unlimited Inc. | USA | Designed by Thomas A. Rigsby Art Gallery X | Designed by Paul Orvath Tufline | Canada Focus Hub Photography Courses Blog For his latest multimedia project, Natural Beauty, James Houston was inspired by nature, with the goal to raise awareness and funds for the environment and sustainable living. Created in partnership with MILK and environmental non-profit Global Green USA, Houston shot a series of striking portraits featuring some of the world’s leading celebrities and models including Adrian Grenier, Emma Watson, Christy Turlington, Karlie Kloss, Arizona Muse and Anja Rubik. These captivating photographs bring together two of Houston’s great passions – the human form and the natural world.

☙ Theory Lesson Listing Writing Writing roman and itallic letterforms with the broad edged and the pointed nib dip pen forms a solid foundation for all further study of type. The instruction is simple and craft oriented. Getting aquainted with the pen and it's behavior on paper informs all future design endeavors. Millie Released: September 6, 2013 Millie was weighted by the conventions of broad nib calligraphy, inspired by the Milwaukee Tools logo, and finds herself best used in logos and titles. She was designed to be used on about a 20 degree angle, though she looks just fine on a level plane. Millie is a stressed, geometric script who spends her days as industrial lettering and her nights paired with blackletter on the patches of motorcycle gangs.

Buffon's Beasts The plates below are from a 1753 work called 'Collection des Animaux Quadrupèdes' which forms part of an enormous 36-volume series ('Histoire Naturelle') issued over a forty year period by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon. [Click through for larger versions of these moderate-to-heavily stylised hand-coloured quadruped engravings. The illustrations are slightly cropped from the full-page layout and some of the background spotting has been reduced.

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