Typography Weekly

By Ralf | The most noteworthy typography links

FontShop

My colleague Norman Posselt, a typophile photographer who joined me on many visits to Darmstadt, captured macro images of punches and of printed …

Typography

The Venetian origins of roman type – CAST

Why Jenson’s and Spira’s model has to be found in the ‘Paduan style’ rather than in the script of Poggio or other Florentine humanists<p>Please do not …

TypeTogether — Fontstand

TypeTogether might not seem an obvious name for a business partnership founded by two people living nearly 6,000 miles apart. Yet when Veronika …

Art and the Malayalam alphabet

The letters of the alphabet took a long time to evolve, and to get standardised into their present forms, shapes and figurations. In Malayalam too, …

Plantin-Moretus Museum: The Making of a Renaissance Book (1969)

<i>“The Making of a Renaissance Book”, originally issued as a black-and-white film shot on location at the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp, covers</i> …

FontLab VI. The ultra bold font editor for Mac and Windows.

With FontLab VI, you can create, open, modify, draw, space, kern, hint and export desktop, web, color and variable fonts. The app is an all-around …

Should the terms font and typeface be used interchangeably?

By Ralf Herrmann | 1 hour ago | Views: 72<p>There is no doubt that they are used this way today. But is that something we should fight or embrace? And …

Ye Olde Debunking

Introducing A2-Mazarin

Originally designed as a Garamond-inspired metal typeface by Robert Girard c. 1921–23, and published under the name Astrée by esteemed French foundry …

Versatile Bold, a chromatic font family from Borges Lettering

“Versatile contains 3 different styles: Bold, Hatch and Rust (sold separately). Each style contains one body and six display sub-families which gives …

Helmut Matheis

“I take great pleasure in shaping letters” · On the 100th birthday of Helmut Matheis<p>By Florian Hardwig<p><b>When he was born, Germany still had a Kaiser.</b> …

Livefonts – animated fonts for low vision readers

31 minutes ago | Views: 4<p>For low vision readers digital screens offer several advantages over printed documents. On a digital screen you can easily …

20 Fairy Tale Fonts

Typography.Guru<br>A site from the typography network of Schriftkontor Ralf Herrmann<p>Typography Weekly.<i><br>Weekly roundup of the best typography links:</i>

IBM has a new corporate type family and you can get it for free

A super family (sans, serif, mono) with 16 styles each, designed by Bold Monday with Michael Abbink. Available under the Open Font License.

An introduction to software for type design

“An influx of new tools has given rise to a wider enthusiasm for type-creation from designers of all backgrounds, making font development as simple …

Apply for the next TDC Beatrice Warde Scholarship

The TDC Beatrice Warde Scholarship is sponsored by the Type Directors Club and Monotype in the amount of $5,000. The scholarship is open to …

Hooksmith Press

Hooksmith Press is a small letterpress print shop run by Russell Frost. It is based in East London. Presses include an Adana 8×5 platen and several …

Travel

THE FACES OF MICROSOFT

Microsoft

New from Hoftype and 90% off: Urania

“Urania is a new aproach to early sans serif typefaces, in particular Ferdinand Theinhardt’s types which came out at the beginning of the 20th …

Irving Finkel Teaches Us Cuneiform

Dr Irving Finkel of the British Museum shows Matt and Tom how to write cuneiform on a clay tablet.

British Museum

Fifty Type Specimens: From the Collection of Tobias Frere-Jones

Fifty Type Specimens is a collection of postcards with typographic images, for inspiration, correspondence, or display. Cards feature classic …

Fontstand 2.0 for MacOS released

“Version 2.0 makes browsing of 1,200 font families much faster & let you type your own text. See also parametric filtering, fonts in use…”

Monotype releases the Wolpe Collection

The typefaces were modeled around Wolpe’s original Albertus, Fanfare, Pegasus, Tempest and Sachsenwald designs, embracing their collective quirks and …

Typography

How Github became the web's largest font piracy site (and how to fix it)

“When a commercial font ends up where it shouldn’t — for instance on a huge, freely searchable database of code — it’ll most certainly break the …

This year’s Reading typefaces and dissertations

New work from the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading.

Much ado about nothing: ancient Indian text contains earliest zero symbol

Exclusive: one of the greatest conceptual breakthroughs in mathematics has been traced to the Bakhshali manuscript, dating from the 3rd or 4th century<p>Nowt, nada, zilch: there is nothing new about nothingness. But the moment that the absence of stuff became zero, a number in its own right, is …

Drukkunstmuseum Maastricht

This Museum of the Art of Printing is situated in the centre of Maastricht. It is located in a 19th-century house with an inner courtyard and a …

Netherlands

Base Camp Printing Co.

Base Camp Printing Company strives to keep its process identical to a print shop back in the day, when a cast-iron printing press was …

Letterpress

The American Printing History Association’s 42nd annual conference

Good, Fast, Cheap Printed Words & Images in America before 1900 The American Printing History Association’s 42nd annual conference Worcester, …

Isaiah Thomas