Gudrun Zapf von Hesse releases her first digital typeface, aged 100 | It’s Nice That

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.

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Coffee Table Typography – Boktips blog

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.

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Martin Luther Handwriting Font by Harald Geisler | Kickstarter

Hello, my name is Harald Geisler and I am a typographer. In my past Kickstarter projects I successfully created digital typefaces of Albert Einstein’s and Sigmund Freud’s handwriting. The projects were funded by thousands of supporters on Kickstarter – Thank you!


Design Principles

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.


Web Typography & Layout: Past, Present, and Future

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.

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Typography is impossible – Medium Engineering

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