Shady Characters Shines Bright

Before I dive into my review for Shady Characters: Ampersands, Interrobangs and other Typographical Curiosities (The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, and Other Typographical Marks is the slightly more prosaic tagline for the American edition) I would like to explain something. You may have noticed that – even though I sometimes may have some criticism – usually […]

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Michael Harvey Passes Away At Age 82

Two weeks ago, on October 18 the type and lettering world was saddened to learn that Michael Harvey, whose health had been declining for some time, had passed away. Tributes have appeared online, one of them by iconic American type designer Sumner Stone, who wrote this wonderful epitaph (PDF): I am saddened by the news […]

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ATypI Amsterdam 2013

This year I attended the full programme at ATypI 2013 Amsterdam “Point Counter Point”. The main part of the conference is always preceded by two days devoted to two tracks of programming, with close focus on specific techniques and ideas, plus workshops (which I didn’t attend). Even though I have no academic background in typography […]

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Seven of The Myriad Reasons Why You Should Read Works That Work

Besides attending the ATypI 2013 conference as a reporter/blogger, I conducted three short interviews for Talking Types, the podcast series by FontFont – more about them later. I was however also interviewed myself by Typotheque’s Peter Biľak, who produced a short video to promote his excellent magazine Works That Work. The video asks seven ATypI […]

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Only at ATypI…

We are just back from ATypI late last night, still reeling from a wonderful week in Amsterdam – learning, absorbing insane amounts of information, being a fellow geek amongst type geeks, catching up with old friends and making new ones, and taking in the incredible atmosphere. This year the conference coincided with no less than […]

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ATypI Amsterdam 2013 “Point Counter Point”

No real updates this week as I am currently attending ATypI Amsterdam 2013 “Point Counter Point”, getting immersed in nothing but type and typography for five days. The FontFeed will publish reports, but I can already say I have seen some terrific presentations – also some lesser ones – in the more “technical” programme yesterday and today. […]

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Da Vinci’s Demons Wins 2013 Emmy Award For Outstanding Main Title Design

The nominations and winning title sequence for Outstanding Main Title Design at the 2013 Primetime Emmys.

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Early Bird Discount for ATypI 2013 Amsterdam Extended Until September 9

Now that last week’s very successful TypeCon Portl& is over – congratulations to Zuzana Licko for being the recipient of the 2013 SOTA Typography Award – the next typography event to look out for is ATypI’s seminal conference. After having to miss out on this annual meeting of typographic minds for two years in a row – […]

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