Chatype – A Typeface for Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga in Tennessee started an interesting project: ‘Chatype’, Chattanoogas own typeface. I must admit, I never heard of this city before, but I think every city should have it’s own typeface. Sounds like a great project to me. To learn more about the ‘Chatype’ go to To support the ‘Chatype’ you can pledge at Kickstarter.

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Category: Typography

Between the Neon – Design all-rounder

Here comes the second blog for the ‘favorites list’: Between the Neon. Between the Neon is the ‘design, photography and personal stuff’-blog of lovely Erin Joy. Filled with a lot of different topics about design and beautiful things in general Between the Neon is a true all-rounder, as much as Erin. Erin was born in Australia, raised in Hong Kong, studied Graphic Design in London, went back to Sydney to found her design studio BringMeJoy and is now settled in Cape Town, where she is busy setting up a kids clothing company with her brother called lil’sprout and planning her wedding. She is designing all the printed stuff (invites, menus, cards…) by herself and the goal is to give the guests a massive graphic overload. I say, go for it!

Between the Neon came to life, when Erin decided to bring her ‘digital sketchbook’ (a folder on her computer filled with tons of images of design, photography and illustrations she liked and used as inspiration source) online. She also uses the blog to bring together her creative friends and showcasting the various projects they’ve been working on. Good for us. Between the Neon is part of my daily lecture and I warmly recommend all my readers a daily dose of Between the Neon.

In her own words:
You’ll find amazing design, beautiful illustration, photography that makes you sigh, sweet things for your home, work by my awesome friends and occasionally bits and bobs from me.

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Category: Blogs

Raven’s Wing – Making the Field Notes 2010 Fall Edition

A great video showing different printing processes while making the Field Notes 2010 Fall Edition.

(via Type for you.)

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Category: EducateD

Hot Type – Hand and Work

Absolutly worth seeing: ‘Hot Type – Hand and Work’ by Lukas Loss.

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FontBook – The Original Typeface Compendium, est. 1989

I bought a great App today: FontBook. It contains over 110 type foundries and features over 620,000 typeface specimens. The fonts are sorted by name, style category, typographical subclassification, designer name, foundry name, year of publication or by similarity of design. For the ‘how to?’, ‘what else can I do?’ and ‘how will it look like?’ watch the video below.

By FontShop International

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Friends of Type – Amazing typographic design and lettering

As I am getting a lot of emails about which blogs I like most, I thought I should make you a ‘favorites list’. But as it is quite unspectecular to write down a few links of blogs, I will write you a short outline of all the amazing blogs and the outstanding people behind them. I will try to make a daily (or at least regularly) favorites’-post, until the list is full. So let’s start:

The first blog I will present to you is also one of the highest on my list: Friends of Type. Friends of Type is a 2009 founded and (nearly) daily updated blog, filled with incredibly amazing typographic design and lettering. All designs are drawn and/or digitized by the four contributers Aaron CarambulaErik MarinovichDennis PayongayongJason Wong. The great thing about Friends of Type isn’t only the (again) incredible design (I filled the whole wall behind my desk with their letterings, to get me in a happy and designy mood every day), but the content itself. The great mix of humor and personal stuff somehow lets you feel, like you are also part of the FoT-Team, even if you are nearly 6000 miles away. So I raise my glass to my good old (it’s been two years now) ‘Friends’ and their great collection of amazing typographic designs and letterings.

In their own words:
Friends of Type features original typographic design and lettering – fresh visual content – practically every day, by the four primary contributors. Posts are meant to log ideas, express ourselves, and inspire each other and our readers. The last week of every month we feature a guest designer, someone we admire and think will elevate our work and the site through their contribution. This is a sketchbook, an archive, a dialogue. The posts are sketches and ideas on visualized language; a collaborative habit born out of the realtime interactions that made us friends in the first place.

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Category: Illustration