The Alphabet Lithographs of Jean Midolle | Letterform Archive

A 19th-century portfolio of fantastical lettering styles continues to fascinate designers, and is one of the most popular objects in our collection. Guest author Dan Reynolds highlights a few favorite plates.

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Badass Libre – Open-Source font collection | Womxn

En fantastisk samling open source typsnitt från kollektivet Womxn. Hela siten är ett arkiv gjort av typsnittstest.

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This collection aims at giving visibility to libre fonts drawn by womxn designers, who are often underrepresented in the traditionally conservative field of typography.

These fonts are shared under Free, Libre and Open Source licenses, which allow anyone to use them, modify their design, contribute more glyphs or styles to their non-nuclear families, build upon them and redistribute them further.

They are generously given for free, feeding an ecosystem of sharing and collaborations.

To support the designers, you can plan in the design budget of your project some money to donate to the designer directly, commission them with custom font designs, invite them to give a lecture and spread the word about their great designs!

More fonts by womxn (all sorts of licenses):

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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!


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