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Illustration: Making Pictures
St Bride are hosting a one day conference on Illustration on the 19 June 2012. Come along if you want to see something a bit different... speakers include Linzie Hunter and Ben Flynn (Eine) who create their own iconic hand lettered work. Other speakers include John Lawrence, Kai and Sunny, Nic Rawling, Peter Schrank, Helen Stephens – more to be announced shortly.
We welcome the very talented Alisa Nowak and her Eskapade to TypeTogether's family.
The Eskapade family is the result of research confronting Roman and German blackletter forms, mainly fraktur letters. The idea is to adapt these broken forms for a contemporary use instead of creating a faithful revival of a historical typeface.
We are pleased to announce that the expected sans serif counterpart to the award-winning Adelle is here.
This sans serif proposes a cleaner and more spirited take on the traditional grotesque sans. As typical with TypeTogether fonts, the most demanding editorial design pieces were taken into consideration when engineering Adelle Sans. The combination of its lively character and unobstrusive appearance that is inherent to grotesque sans serifs make it an utterly versatile tool for any imaginable graphic application, whether it is branding, signage or advertising. Without any doubt, the key word behind Adelle Sans’ design is flexibility.
The multi-disciplinary design studio, Kapitza will be joining us at St Bride to talk about their working processes and inspirations. They will discuss their profound fascination with fonts and where ideas for these are found and how they are subsequently pursued, developed and refined. Their extensive Geometric and Organic collections, for example, have been realised as published books that illustrate and explore the diversity of the font collection.
They will also share with us their experiences of the ins and outs of self-publishing, the creation of pattern fonts, how to start a font foundry, designing an app, book design and working with a worldwide audience.
Monotype Imaging is pleased to have two of its type specialists speaking at the Reading Digital Symposium on April 27–28, 2012 at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Web fonts and e-publishing tools bring a vast array of typographic choices. But how do you effectively harness type and typographic controls that were once the domain of book designers and print publishers?
Meet experts who will help you make the right choices. Monotype Imaging’s Steve Matteson and Tom Rickner go “under the hood” with type for the screen:
P22 type foundry proudly announces CoDependent, a set of two fonts, designed by Terry Wudenbachs for the International House of Fonts.
P22 CoDependent is a revival of the Independant typeface from 1930 created by Dutch designer Johannes Nicolaas Coenraad Collette along with Jos Dufour from Belgium. Independant was released in metal by the Belgian division of the Amsterdam Type Foundry in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the independence of Belgium from the Netherlands.
The 1960's and 1970's are the inspiration for Sugarbang! Everything from music packages, beach party movies of the 60's to cereal box art of the 1970's are reflected in the kooky style that this font evokes. Sugarbang! is built on a random baseline so letterforms bounce up and down adding to the “zany” look of the design. It is a minimal font set which includes uppercase and lowercase letterforms. Available at myfonts.com Sugarbang!- just add milk and it’s sugar frosted font goodness.
March 25, 2012
The upcoming ISType 2012 will be held between June 15–18 under the theme of “Transmit” in a fantastic dual venue in the heart of Istanbul: SALT Galata for the conferences, and Sabancı University Karaköy Communication Center (Karaköy İletişim Merkezi) for the workshops.
ISType (Istanbul Type Seminars), conceived by Onur Yazıcıgil (Sabancı University) and Alessandro Segalini (Izmir University of Economics), is a lecture and workshop series devoted to encouraging typographic literacy in Turkey.
New from the Process Type Foundry
We’re pleased to announce the release of Eric Olson's latest typeface Chrono. At home within a range of design environments, Chrono is a refined oval sans serif of twelve styles ranging from Thin to Black with matching italics for each. Singles, packs and the complete family are available in both desktop and webfont formats.
See more of Chrono: http://prcss.co/chrono
There is a new blog providing information related to Frank E. Blokland’s PhD research at Leiden University, of which the title is Harmonics, Patterns, and Dynamics in Formal Typographic Representations of the Latin Script | The regularization, standardization, systematization, and unitization of roman type since its Renaissance origin until the Romain du Roi.
Dynatype, just released on MyFonts is on sale for a limited time at a 20% discount. Concurrent with this Introductory Sale, Alphabet Soup is also pleased to offer Dynatype's first 75 purchasers a special limited edition print:
Here is a nice treat for all the Skolar fans. The popular award-winning family designed by David Březina has been updated and now includes four new styles: Light and Extrabold with accompanying italics. Loved by readers and designers alike, Skolar has proven its versatility. It was used for all kinds of applications and was one of the favorite choices for webfont pioneers. The new styles bring you yet more functionality with the same robust and playful feel.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you already own a Skolar licence please contact us to upgrade to the new complete bundle at a discounted price.
Following the highly successful Critical Tensions conference last November, St Bride Foundation is pleased to welcome Timo Arnall and friends to enlighten us about their work with design studio BERG.
A growing and significant amount of design work takes place in systems, software and electronics. But these technologies are increasingly abstracted and black-boxed, so how can designers engage with these things meaningfully? How might we be involved in developing, critiquing and reflecting upon complex, opaque and invisible technologies?
Over the last four years BERG have produced a series of films exploring and explaining emerging technologies, building models and materials for understanding and invention.
At last! my foundry G-Type has a web presence. It's only taken 13 years!
I have updated/extended/improved many fonts to OpenType. Not only that, but all G-Type fonts have a 25% discount for the whole of February.
The new site, created by Leeds-based agency Creode, is a full e-commerce affair boasting highly advanced test drive & sampling tools to fully explore each family’s OpenType features and glyph set. Visitors will also be able to browse my custom font and logo portfolio, plus view and comment on new typefaces in development via the interactive blog.
Design Legends & Luminaries Slated to Speak
at TYPO San Francisco
Contact: Meghan Arnold, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1.415.813.5992
Jessica Hische, Neville Brody, Tina Roth Eisenberg, Michael Bierut and Erik Spiekermann will share a stage April 5-6 at TYPO San Francisco.
With an emphasis on design, society, culture – with a little bit of kerning, TYPO San Francisco, based on one of Europe’s most successful design conferences, will take place at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), centering around the theme Connect.
The two-day conference will feature a diverse array of local and international, creative and inspiring speakers across multiple industries in the Novellus Theater at YBCA, including:
Juliette Bellocq — handbuiltstudio
Michael Bierut — Pentagram
One of TypeTogether's latest releases, the Abril type family, keeps growing. We added two new fonts to the display part of this successful typeface. Abril Display Black and Abril Display Black Italic grant yet a bolder and more contrasted option that is suitable for the biggest headlines and signs.
Learn more about Abril typeface at: http://www.type-together.com/Abril
De Pinte, Belgium - January 12, 2012
Ten years ago, one would have hardly believed that slab serifs would regain the popularity they enjoy today, or that they would again occupy such a commanding position in the design of advertisements, magazines and newspapers.
The slab serif, as a genre of letter, came into existence in the early nineteenth century. The first slab serifs were crude looking, even grotesque. Their fat, squarish proportions, monoline forms and dark colour served one goal above all: to make a powerful and compelling impression on readers. Like the nearly contemporary sans serif, slab serifs dominated display lettering and typography in the West for much of the nineteenth century.
Monotype Imaging’s Fonts.com Web Fonts team and Google have been brainstorming ways to make Web fonts better.
Looking to reduce Web font file sizes, the Google Web Fonts team began working closely with Monotype to discuss the advantages of their patented MicroType® Express (MTX) algorithm. The results led to the joint conclusion that in order to truly maximize the value of this technology, it needed to be adopted by Web browsers and font tools. It was decided that the greatest benefits would be achieved by sharing MTX with the entire Web community. As a result, Monotype Imaging has agreed to make the MTX format, as described in our W3C submissions, available to the public at no cost.
EDITION LIDU search for author’s books, graphic books, art comic strips, illustrated short stories, photo books, hand-printed books and other original book forms which haven’t been published yet or has been self-published in limited edition.
The Call for Entries is open to established and emerging ARTISTS, ILLUSTRATORS, GRAPHIC DESIGNERS and TYPOGRAPHERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, WRITERS, ART and DESIGN STUDENTS.
Deadline for Submissions: 16 March 2012
Submit your project here:
January 17, 2012.
Dezcom Typefaces is proud to announce the release of "Dez Yinznat Stencil," a tough typeface with an industrial quality.
"Dez Yinznat" is a condensed stencil Opentype-savvy sans serif inspired by the industrial city of Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Stencil type was often used in the steel mills, scrap metal yards, railroads, warehouses, and other industrial institutions of Pittsburgh and is almost a signature for the City.
The name comes from combining two colloquial expressions common to Pittsburgh. "Yinz" is used there like "You'all" is used in Southern States. "n'at" or sometimes "N@" is used to replace "and that" when ending a phrase.
￼￼astroluxtype's Spacepod is a headline display font set. The font contains uppercase and lowercase letterforms with a minimum glyph set. Sold through Myfonts.com. The style suggests weird sci fi from the 1970's or the far future... you decide? Is this the font for your sci fi western book cover title with a nod to The Matrix in the story or a poster for the movie remake of Westworld? Wherever your ship takes you in the universe Spacepod should be the letterforms that identify your interstellar vehicle! See it at Myfonts.com http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/astrolux/spacepod
The Society of Typographic Aficionados is pleased to announce the third annual SOTA Catalyst Award for young people who have created original work in type design, type history, or other areas related to typography. The award recognizes a person 30 years of age or younger who shows both achievement and future promise in the field of typography.