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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Husbands – Dream


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

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Infographic – The history of beer


The history of beer, beautifully illustrated and packed with great typography and colors. See the full infographic here.

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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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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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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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House Industries – Interview with Ken Barber



Video by gestalten tv

gestalten tv presents a new video. This time the focus is on Ken Barber type designer at House Industries. On his visit to Berlin, Barber gave an interview to gestalten tv about the significance of drawing when desining fonts, the importance of specialization and well-founded knowledge as a support in the design process. Gestalten about Ken Barber:

Ken Barber is a letterer, type designer, and type director at design studio and type foundry House Industries. He is also a partner of Photo-Lettering, Inc., an online lettering-vending service. As such, Ken is particularly interested in the roles that hand-lettering and typography play in contemporary graphic design. His work is featured in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and has been honored by the New York Type Directors Club. Ken was included among 40 artists recognized for making notable contributions to typeface design in “Schrift in Form,” an exhibition at the Klingspor-Museum. In addition to teaching at Maryland Institute College of Art and the University of Delaware, he regularly lectures internationally on the subjects of lettering and typography. Ken also manages typeandlettering.com, an online resource for students and attendees of his frequent workshops.

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InspireD – Mosaic


Typography as a mosaic. A new picture by Jean Francois Porchez who has already inspired us with his Architecture-Photo. A very nice photo. Thank you!

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Erik Spiekermann – Putting Back the Face into Typeface



Here’s an amazing and very inspiring video produced by gestalten tv. Introducing one of the experts in the business: Typographer and graphic designer Erik Spiekermann talks about design processes, the visual language, the analogy of music and typophraghy and the necessity of travelling.

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