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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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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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Jurriaan Schrofer, Restless Typographer Reveals Stunning Typographic Experiments

It’s serendipitous that Jurriaan Schrofer, Restless Typographer is the next Unit Editions book I review after Type Only, their overview of contemporary typographic artwork (keep checking their Tumblr for more ‘type only’ work). The monograph celebrating the experimental typography of Dutch graphic designer Jurriaan Schrofer published this past Spring nicely puts Type Only in context. [...]

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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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Animography Animates Alphabets

The FontFeed occasionally covers animated typography in motion graphics, music videos, commercials, title sequences and so on. Yet this is something special. Instead of having static letters move on the screen, the letters themselves are animated in the alphabets offered by Animography. This type foundry offers animated typefaces to motion designers, video editors, basically anyone [...]

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Macula, The Impossible Typeface

Once in a while you come across a typeface that astounds you by the bold new direction it takes. The recent Bold Monday release Macula by Dutch type designer Jacques Le Bailly a.k.a. Baron von Fonthausen is such a typeface. There aren’t that many designs that manage to sucessfully marry type design to art, and [...]

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Expert Class Type Design Graduation And Exhibition

Eight students of the Expert class Type Design exhibit their work at the Plantin Institute for Typography.

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