Fonts in Use
My Type of Music
Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover and a band by its album art.
A typographic look at today’s movie posters and film titles. (a.k.a. Characters on The Silver Screen)
Typography is made with type, but some of the best letters are made one at a time, by hand.
A light-hearted repository of amusing typos and typographic mishaps.
Argentinian letterer and designer (and friend of The FontFeed) Martina Flor launched an online greeting card service called Letter Collections. Each postcard is lettered, handwritten and sent by Martina Flor. In order to promote this new project Martina will send 100 printed postcards – indeed, a physical card sent by physical mail – to people she likes, [...]Read more
Type is a crucial element in the branding of a newspaper. It defines the atmosphere of the publication, its visual style. It can make the text sound a tad more authoritative, a little friendlier, a smidgen more serious. And if the newspaper is set in one single type family for the entire typographic palette from [...]Read more
In the run-up to the quarter finals between Argentina and Belgium in the FIFA World Cup this Saturday, I conducted an interview with Eduardo Manso. I have been following this Argentinian-born type designer working and living in Spain ever since reviewing his intriguing serif face Relato for my 2005 Typographer.org limited edition booklet. Eduardo designed [...]Read more
The FontFeed celebrates the summer with the Fontbuster game. At the TYPO Berlin 2014 conference the public beta next.fontshop.com introduced a new functionality. The first version of the upcoming Tryout feature allows you to test typefaces in context, with full control of typographic and colour attributes. For now the deceptively simple-looking beta only works with [...]Read more
One of the winners at the recent European Design Awards was Gewone Letters – Gerrit’s Early Models which won Bronze in the category Self-Initiated Projects. The lovely limited edition publication by Geen Bitter uses the equally lovely FF Dora, designed by Slávka Pauliková and released through FontFont last year.Read more
Don’t ask me how I came across this video this weekend – I guess it must have been Twitter – but Wicked Problems in Type Design is an interesting document of a 2012 presentation at Cooper-Hewitt. In conjunction with its exhibition Graphic Design: Now In Production on exhibit in New York City that summer, the Cooper-Hewitt National [...]Read more
’Twas the eve before FIFA World Cup, when all through the world, people were professing their love for the noble sport that is football (not soccer, my dear American friends, the players actually strike the ball with their foot, hence the name football). Let’s not dwell on the horrid, horrid official typeface Pagode Bold – [...]Read more
Specimens are nice, but we love to catch a typeface in the wild, where it can truly show how it performs in the real world.
- It’s a most unlikely combination to produce actually funny content and yet it works. Today French type designer Jean-Baptiste Levée…Read more
- Martin Majoor has collected some of his old lectures (in English, German and Dutch) and put them up on his…Read more
- This new award recognises young people who have created original work in type design, type history, or other areas related…Read more
- The new and improved ƒCards App for iPhone/iPod/iPad is available at no cost for exactly one week, plus one lucky…Read more
- Lettering vs Calligraphy is the repository of a visual dialogue between letterer Martina Flor and calligrapher Guiseppe Salerno.…Read more