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Steven Heller’s Font of the Month

Read the book, Typographic Firsts In this debut issue of our new monthly column, design legend Steven Heller takes a look at René Bieder’s Magnat font family. Heller is not only an award-winning designer, design educator, and author and editor of hundreds of books, but is also one of the world's foremost commentators and historians of graphic design....

An Interview with Fontfabric

Read the book, Typographic Firsts We interviewed the brilliantly talented folk at Fontfabric. Their clients include high-profile brands like Nike, Lipton, Hyundai, CNET, and the US national football team. We talked about how they got started, what makes them tick, and about their new release, Audela. The post An Interview with Fontfabric appeared...

Fonts in the Twilight Zone

Read the book, Typographic Firsts Among my favorite kinds of typefaces are those that don’t fit neatly into predefined or existing categories; those that dip their toes into more than one genre, or take their cues from disparate historical periods. These twilight zone hybrids aren't always easy to pull off. Welcome to Magnat... The post Fonts in...

An Interview with Ulrike Rausch

Read the book, Typographic Firsts Ulrike Rausch is an author and award-winning type designer based in Berlin. She’s also the designer of one of my all-time favorite handwriting typefaces, the beautiful and authentic, LiebeHeide. The post An Interview with Ulrike Rausch appeared first on I Love Typography.

On Type Design & Volcanoes

Read the book, Typographic Firsts An Interview with John Hudson, co-founder of Tiro Typeworks, world-class type designer and expert in font technology. We talk with him about the award-winning superfamily, Brill, the challenges of multilingual typography, volcanoes and walking the dog. The post On Type Design & Volcanoes appeared first on I...

Ask ILT: Fashion Fonts

Read the book, Typographic Firsts In episode one of my new Ask ILT series, I answered, What’s the difference between Grotesque and Neo-Grotesque? In episode two I tackle, Why do fashion brands and magazines use so much Bodoni & Didot? Collectively these typefaces are known as Didones, a mashup of Didot and Bodoni, the type designing early proponents...

Ask ILT: Grotesque & Neo-Grotesque

Read the book, Typographic Firsts For the first in my brand new series of reader questions, I begin with two common type classifications. They sound pretty much the same and they do have a lot in common, but their differences are significant, and that makes them suitable for different applications. It’s also worth emphasizing that this is not about...

Talking about type: Introducing CEDARS+

Read the book, Typographic Firsts There are the many ways with which to understand letterforms. There are schools of thought that focus on the impact of punchcutting and metal type on the outlines of letterforms, or on the historical period in which a style of typeface first emerged. Another way to look at type is to analyse the structures upon […]...

Talking about Type

Read the book, Typographic Firsts After more than 50 years, the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) chose to de-adopt (dump) the Vox-ATypI font classification system. Why the breakup? And does it really matter? Is there anything to be gained by devising replacement systems? Do we need font classification at all? And what's a typographic...

Fonts in Focus: Louche

Read the book, Typographic Firsts Issue #3 of Fonts in Focus takes a look at Joona Louhi's weird and wonderful, high contrast display typeface, Louche. Unusual weight distribution and some unorthodox and quirky details make this new release well worth a second look. The post Fonts in Focus: Louche appeared first on I Love Typography.

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