Font Men


I’m a very big enthusiast of the fonts by Hoefler & Frere-Jones. Their fonts combine together a great sense of usability and a timeless elegance.

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Category: Typography

Husbands – Dream


Nice song, nice video, handmade setting… great! Here the Making Of

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Wood Bonnet Antique No. 7 – Swiss vintage wood type


For everybody who is so crazy about everything vintage like me: Wood Bonnet Antique No. 7 is the new typeface of astype, the type foundry of Andreas Seidel.

Wood Bonnet Antique No. 7 is based on real vintage wood type blocks from Switzerland. The very distressed letters give a warm analogue vintage charm on printing. These kind of wood type letters were very common and often named by generic names like Roman, French or Antique followed by a catalog number. But these letters have some very quirky details hard to find else were.

The font offers up to four glyph variations of all the Latin base letters, figures and some additional letters. An OpenType glyph-rotator is programmed to emulate the randomness of old school printing on live typing. All dingbats of the specimen file are included in the font data too.” – astype

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H-57 Commandments – Creative rules


Great stuff flew on my desk last week: H-57, a Milano-based design studio, defined and designed their own creative rules. The outcome is an amazing poster, full of great typography, that I definitly will order, as soon it is available for sale. See more…

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Category: Graphic design

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 chatype.com. To support the ‘Chatype’ you can pledge at Kickstarter.

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Hot Type – Hand and Work


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

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Category: EducateD

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.

Also follow Friends of Type on:
Dribble
Twitter

 

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Category: Illustration

Method of Action – Shape Type


It’s time to challenge your colleagues, friends, family and neighbors again: Method of Action came up with a new game. After Kern Type, now it’s Shape Type. Have fun and good luck.

(via Creative Mug)

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Colosseo – Cameron Moll


Beautiful artwork by Cameron Moll. The Roman Colosseum made with type. Don’t miss to get one of the handsigned poster.

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