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Typographic Time Capsule of A London Street

Two days ago Type Worship launched their first typographic print. It was created by Jamie Clarke, who works with Elliot Jay Stocks on 8 Faces. The illuminated letterpress print is an historical and present–day snapshot of Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell, a vibrant little street around the corner from Clarke’s home in Central London. It captures the [...]

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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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Five Presentations From Ampersand 2013 Available Online

It’s hard to believe Ampersand Conference is only three years old. Since its inaugural edition in 2011 the one-day web typography event has made a steep ascension in the world of typography conferences. This year it even already has its transatlantic counterpart in New York City, which is held in The TimesCenter on November 2nd [...]

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Royal Bandit Create Deliciously Quirky Titles For Reasons To Be Creative

I am just back from Reasons To Be Creative, John Davey a.k.a. Johnny Belmont’s spiffy conference in incredibly sunny Brighton. Before I return to The FontFeed’s regular publishing I would like to share the delightfully upbeat opening titles for this year’s event. The humorous and deliciously quirky sequence combines a mix of situations and techniques [...]

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21st Century Victorian Shows Contemporary Fairground Sign Writing

I just discovered yet another marvelous documentary short about sign painting, this time from the UK. 21st Century Victorian is a remarkable, passionate and personal story of the art of Fairground Sign Writing, a unique art form that has been dying out. However it has found fresh enthusiasm and interest with new generations, enthralled by [...]

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Last Ten Tickets For Ampersand Conference 2013

Friday the third edition of the web typography conference Ampersand closes the Spring design and typography conference season. This affordable one-day event for knowledgeable web designers & type enthusiasts represents the overlapping worlds of type design, web design, and software. It will be a fabulous day of nitty-gritty details from experts in font design & [...]

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FS Me, A Type Family Designed For People With Learning Disabilities

In April 2008 Mencap, the UK’s leading charity and voice for those with learning disabilities, unveiled a new look as part of plans to move the organisation forward, making Mencap a more modern and dynamic organisation. Amongst the changes that usually occur in this kind of operation – a new logo, new colours, a new strapline, … – [...]

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TYPO London 2012 In Full Swing

The British capital is currently experiencing “Social”, the second edition of TYPO London, and by the looks of it it’s another success. The first series of images have started appearing in the TYPO London 2012 Flickr Group Pool, and there’s also a Lockerz page. You can still catch iconic Dutch book designer Irma Boom’s presentation [...]

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