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Unquiet Film Series Focuses On Times New Roman

Great documentaries need not be long. In barely three and a half minutes Times New Roman gives a fantastic insight into what it means for a typeface when it acquires an almost mythical status.

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Letterpress Printing at P98a

Last week Erik Spiekermann published a video about his letterpress shop at P98a in Berlin. Even though the audience at large mainly knows him as a successful and acclaimed “digital” designer (290K followers on Twitter, anyone?), creator of some very popular digital typefaces, letterpress has been a constant factor in his career. During his studies [...]

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Yanone Officially Launches Antithesis Film

As you read in my report of the first day at TYPO Berlin 2014 “Roots”, the final presentation was by Yanone about his smallest superfamily ever and its companion film. Today the designer and multimedia artist officially launched the 10-minute dance film about The Big Bang for his typeface “Antithesis”.

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Gentlemen of Letters Documents The Sign Painting Tradition In Dublin

When I attended ATypI 2010 “The Word” in Dublin the conference closed with one of the fabulous lettering walks hosted by Phil Baines and Catherine Dixon. It was abundantly clear to the participants that the Irish capital has a rich history of hand painted signs decorating the city. The documentary short Gentlemen of Letters – [...]

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Type Design Finally Arrives at TED

Well, that was rather unexpected. Yesterday the Twitterverse – by way of the inimitable Tobias Frere-Jones, type designer extraordinaire and (co-)creator of some of the most popular typefaces out there – alerted me to the fact that type design had indeed landed on planet TED. Living legend Matthew Carter is one of the very few (the only?) [...]

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(Re)live TYPO San Francisco With Five Videos

I am home since this morning, fighting a jetlag and recovering from a jampacked week in the Twin Cities. I had a marvelous time – after my two talks, judging the AIGA Minnesota 2014 Design Show and participating in the panel discussion on opening night of the show, I had the opportunity to visit friends [...]

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Handwriting/Lettering Max Goldt’s L’Eglise des Crocodiles

Posting the process video for Kevin Tong’s gorgeous illustrated poster for Gravity in this month’s ScreenFonts reminded me of a similar, equally fascinating clip. It documents the making of the 12-inch sleeve for Max Goldt’s record L’Eglise des Crocodiles by graphic designer/calligrapher Frank Ortmann in 2011.

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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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