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Rapida and Rapidissima, a duo of text and display high-energy typefaces

Rapida is a serif typeface family for continuous text setting, distinguished by the way in which it both follows historical conventions and introduces unusual, abrupt detailing. This brings a liveliness to text, on screen as well as in print. In addition to the body text version, there is an italic-only, display group of fonts called Rapidissima,...

Mon Oct 3, 2022 12:08
Ping Round, an approachable typeface for international communication

Three years after the release of Ping — a whole-world typeface popular with cultural and commercial clients worldwide and which received the 🏆 Gold European Design Award — Ping Round has now arrived. Ping Round extends the idea of a fluid stroke construction by rounding its strokes, as well as widening the extent of languages covered, by supporting...

Mon May 16, 2022 10:50
Handwriting across ages and regions: Latin survey

To answer these broad questions, we’ve constructed a study, which tests a series of hypotheses we formulated while undertaking our initial research. We’re now inviting people who use Latin script to participate in this survey, which will help us better understand handwriting across different ages and regions. The survey is divided into two parts:...

Mon May 2, 2022 17:37
Exclusive fonts for NRK, Norway’s national broadcaster

In autumn 2019, Typotheque was invited to work on the new brand fonts for NRK, Norway’s state-owned public service radio, television and web channel. The client had observed a fragmentation of the broadcasting market and in response, chose to update their visual identity to increase the distinction of their brand. While the process has...

Mon Mar 21, 2022 11:57
Diurnal Mono, a calligraphic font for coding and tables

Monospaced fonts are designed to work in a technological context – coding, accounting, alignment of tables – and so it is unsurprising that such fonts mimic the appearance of technology and use reduced geometric shapes, following the early OCR fonts that were designed to be read by machines. As the technology has become more sophisticated,...

Mon Mar 21, 2022 11:57
The history of the Devanagari script and survey of its current use

Historically, the Devanagari script was used to write dozens of vernacular languages across much of northern, northwestern and western India. Today, the script is used to write three major languages: Hindi (over 520 million speakers), Marathi (over 83 million speakers) and Nepali (over 14 million speakers). These languages share the same set of letters;...

Mon Mar 21, 2022 11:57

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