Designers are trained to believe that similar typefaces should never be used together. But breaking this cardinal rule can sometimes be the perfect way to create ordered, elegant typography.
Say you have a client project where you need a bold, condensed sans-serif. A very narrow scope but there’s tonal variation between two typefaces in the same category. This week, TypeThursday founder Thomas Jockin discusses the typographic nuances of October Compressed, from Typotheque, and Gabriello, from Commercial Type.
So you have seen a typeface in use – on a poster, in a magazine, on a website … and you want to know what’s the name of that typeface. Here are 5 useful tips to identify it.
The machine is designer Sooji Lee’s attempt to bring craftsmanship back to the age of digital reproduction.
Press down a letter on your keyboard, and your computer will fill your screen with it, in any font you want. It’s a process we take for granted, says Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Sooji Lee, who wondered what it would take for a human to reproduce type—or at least one typeface, Bodoni—as reliably as a computer does.
Born is more than a typeface, it’s also a story: that of my 2013. A story about moving to the big city, the result of meeting great people from all over the world and their cultures, too; the result of talks in classes, bars and trains… the result of sharing moments, experiences, knowledges… Born is the result of all these experiences and people, and now I’m sharing with you this piece of my story.
Calibri, although created in 2004, was first unleashed on the unknowing public in 2007 when it replaced Times New Roman as the default font on Microsoft Word. Bizarrely preset to 11-point and 1.15 line-spacing, this font was a statement against every convention TNR had represented, and it embodied the ultra-modern tech world that emerged from the beige 50-lb monitors of the late ’90s. …
Läs vidare: Calibri is the new Comic Sans – Medium
This year, at the ATypI typography conference in Warsaw, representatives from Adobe, Microsoft, Apple, and Google presented an exciting development in typography: support for variable fonts in OpenType fonts.
»Bokstäverna omkring oss« berättar om några typsnitt, och deras formgivare, utformade för svenska företag och institutioner som Tele2, SJ, ICA och Systembolaget. Fortsätt läsa Bokstäverna omkring oss, utställning på Konstfack
Google and Monotype have launched Noto, an open-source typeface family that encompasses every written language in the world, living and dead. It is one of the largest typographic projects ever undertaken and the result of five years collaborative work.