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Posted 29 Oct 2014 - 5:19pm

¶ Apart from French printer Christophe Plantin working in Antwerp during the Renaissance, another important figure dominated the market but as a type designer: Hendrik van den Keere.

Posted 18 Sep 2014 - 9:22am

¶ Apart from the notorious Claude Garamont and his Garamond typeface, Lyon-born Robert Granjon, another key figure of the French Renaissance, gave us roman and italic typefaces....

Revolutionary Script and Typography
Posted 29 Aug 2014 - 7:22am

¶ While reading again Fred Smeijers' Counterpunch, the author stated that the humanistic writing was a philosophical trend and therefore an artificial form of writing by breaking a cycle and by returning to an ancient era. You may assert that...

Haultin by Fred Smeijers
Posted 23 Aug 2014 - 12:20pm

¶ I'd like to know if the Haultin typeface is commercially-available. The second edition of Counterpunch (2011) was set with that newly-designed typeface.
Any news?

Sans Serif Typefaces with Medieval Designs?
Posted 9 Aug 2014 - 12:11pm

¶ Some Twenties and Thirties Sans Serif feature a couple of letters derived from the early or late Middle Age.
· · · Examples:...

Posted 3 Aug 2014 - 8:12am

¶ What are your favourite Venetian typefaces from the Quattrocento or inspired by the Quattrocento?

¶ Find a list as an example to guide you into the humanistic realm. But feel free to add yours.

Posted 2 Aug 2014 - 5:21am

¶ What are your favourite oldstyle typefaces from the Renaissance or inspired by the Renaissance?

¶ Find a list as an example to guide you into the oldstyle realm. But feel free to add yours.

❧ Bembo (Francesco Griffo/Stanley...

Digital Foundries from Switzerland?
Posted 11 Jul 2014 - 9:41am

¶ I am currently studying the style of the latest typefaces produced in Switzerland. I wish to know other foundries from that country. Thanks in advance.

¶ Here's my selection:
• Optimo
• Swisstypefaces
• Lineto

The Matter of Bold
Posted 3 Jul 2014 - 7:10am

¶ The digital typefaces designed for text offer a bold and a bold italic weight. Bold italic implies a double emphasis. Why?

1. Can you elaborate on the use of bold italic in the contemporary world?...

Favourite Typeface-oriented Main Titles?
Posted 19 Jun 2014 - 7:14am

¶ What are your favorite typeface-oriented main titles?

1 • Cinema
2 • Television

A Matter of Italics
Posted 12 Jun 2014 - 2:52pm

Two designers quoted the Middle Age era in the lower case "g":
1. Jan Van Krimpen with the italics of Lutetia, Romanée, Haarlemmer, Spectrum
2. Eric Gill with the italics of Perpetua, Golden Cockerel, Joanna, Aries

Typeface-related Books
Posted 9 Jun 2014 - 9:33am

¶ I'd like to start a thread about typeface-related books.

1. Can the moderator create a section dedicated to typeface-related books?
2. Is there a place to purchase out of print typeface-related books?
3. Can you draw your list of...

Vox-ATypI Classification: the XVIIth Century?
Posted 2 Jun 2014 - 10:53am

¶ Maximilien Vox invented a system of classification that started in the XVth and ended in the XXth century.
But he omitted one century: the XVIIth.
How would you define it and call it by following Vox's word methodology?

¶ Thanks...

Your Favourite Fake Garamond?
Posted 31 May 2014 - 4:00am

¶ Among the series of fake Garamond based on Jean Jannon roman (aka Caractère de l'université, designated by the Cardinal de Richelieu), which one do you consider the best?

Garamond 3 (1917) by Morris Fuller Benton...

Your Favourite Digital Foundries?
Posted 29 May 2014 - 2:46pm

¶ Find the ritual question concerning the foundries that you admire and purchase from.

Back in the 1990's, the first foundry that I was hooked on was

German Garamond: Stempel or Berthold?
Posted 25 May 2014 - 12:34pm

Among the German renditions of Garamond, which one do you like the best and why?

Your Neo Humanist Sans Selection?
Posted 22 May 2014 - 5:33am

Neo Humanist Sans 'officially' started from the 90's decade thanks to German designer Erik Spiekermann and its legendary foundry FontFont.
But other designers followed that trend from all countries.

What I'm interested in...

Historical French Scripts into Typefaces
Posted 10 May 2014 - 8:36am

I'd like to know if the three historical French scripts have been translated
into digital typefaces?
As a reminder, here's the list of these XVI/XVII th century scripts:
Ronde, Bâtarde, Coulée.
Do the designers of the...

Typeface Museums?
Posted 18 Apr 2014 - 3:45pm

I'd like to start a topic about museums dedicated to typefaces.
Many typeface museums were originally foundries.
Share with us your experience and opinion of such museums.
Let's draw a map of these establishments.

1. Which...

From Coin to Type?
Posted 17 Apr 2014 - 3:55pm

I’m starting a topic about the relation between coin and type.
Does the engraving of coins breed the making of typefaces?
Is there an economical overtone?
As a lead, in the XV th century, typeface designer Nicolas Jenson was first...

Book Release: History of the Linotype Company (RIT Press)
Posted 16 Apr 2014 - 1:01pm

I don't know if it is the proper section to announce
a book release related to type.
Anyway, find a study about the company Linotype coming out in May.

History of the Linotype Company
by Frank...

The Definition of Engraver?
Posted 15 Apr 2014 - 1:01pm

Engraved letters were produced in the last third of the XIX th century for display purposes.
In the early XX th century, type designers fashioned hot metal typefaces based on these letters.
Morris Fuller Benton, Frederic Goudy, Robert...

Schelter und Giesecke Grotesks
Posted 3 Apr 2014 - 4:23am

In the course of the XIX th century, there were two countries that launched the new production of sans serif typefaces: England and Germany. The most famous German foundry was Liepzig-based Schelter und Giesecke which gave grotesk...

Modern Face: Favourite and News
Posted 26 Mar 2014 - 10:58am

What's your favourite contemporary modern face?

Nota Bene
Recently, Hoefler & Co. released Surveyor.

The Calligraphic Leaning of the Baskerville Roman?
Posted 21 Mar 2014 - 10:13am

John Baskerville was first a calligrapher in his youth
and then became a rich merchant.
Baskerville stated that his own romans were influenced by calligraphy.
How do you spot the calligraphic leaning in the letters of the...