In ”The Visual History of Type” designer Paul McNeil charts how typefaces have reflected social and ideological evolution.
Gudrun Zapf von Hesse found a job with the Bauer Type Foundry in Frankfurt just after the Second World War, although her interest in lettering had been sparked much earlier by calligraphers such as Edward Johnston and Rudolf Koch. She developed her alphabet during her time in Frankfurt, where she punch cut the letters onto wooden handles and used them for title lettering on leather book covers and spines. The first book to use Hesse Antiqua was the anniversary book of Georg Hartmann’s 75th birthday in 1946. 70 years later, after innovating her initial alphabet, Gudrun can add digital typeface designer to her list of accomplishments.
A love for words, letters, language, and coffee.
This is a bi-weekly newsletter with curated resources, articles and knowledge sharing about the beauty of typography; in design, on the web, or simply type history.
You will read these over your morning cup of coffee, while the aromas of freshly ground beans are still in the air, quickly realising that words are beautiful and that you might need that second cup after all.
Coca-Cola has revealed its new typeface designed by Neville Brody, marking the first time that the brand has had a unique font in its 130-year history.
What are Design Principles?
Design Principles are a set of considerations that form the basis of any good product.
Why use them?
Design Principles help teams with decision making. A few simple principles or constructive questions will guide you towards making appropriate decisions.
Who use them?
Organisations, individuals and product teams have benefitted from writing and following their principles.
Can typography encourage long-form reading—not just scanning? What are the most exciting areas of cutting-edge experimentation in typographic technology and digital layout, and what new skills will we need to design tomorrow’s web content? Three experts—Mozilla’s Jen Simmons, publication design legend Roger Black, and ALA’s Jeffrey Zeldman—discuss typography and layout on today’s web: where we are now, and where we’re going.
Skri din egen text eller rita något. Sedan kan du sätta fyr på det!
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The practical guide to why laying out type never quite does what you want
You’re a front-end engineer, building boxes and putting text inside them. A lot of websites, and a lot of native apps, are basically that — text flowing into boxes. It’s a testament to typography that hundreds of years since Gutenberg, letters and boxes keep reinventing themselves and finding new jobs to do, in materials and technologies that were once future’s future.
Bra läsning om typsättning för webb: Typography is impossible – Medium Engineering
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Podradio om typografi. Lyssna på intervjuer från 2005 och framåt – Alltid aktuellt.
Varierande ljudkvalitet: Typeradio — Now we are talking.