Typodarium, Your Daily Dose Of Type In 2012

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Fonts in Use, News | Yves Peters | August 4, 2011

The brand new Typodarium has landed and can be ordered from the Slanted website. Just like the past years the tear-off calendar will offer daily typographic inspiration throughout the whole year of 2012, with 366 typefaces from 252 designers hailing from 32 countries. New for this fourth edition is that the submitted typefaces were curated by – in the words of publishers Lars Harmsen and Raban Ruddigkeit – a “high-grade and competent” jury consisting of type designers Hubert Jocham and Christian Schwartz, editor of French graphic design magazine étapes Michel Chanaud, content-based media specialist Roger Black, and myself. Our opinion was asked to ensure only the best amongst the submitted type designs would make the cut. And although the quality has improved, the price has remained the same.

The formula for Typodarium is unchanged – the front of the decorative yet functional tear-off pages display the day, date and month in a different typeface for each day. Information about each design is featured on the back; a detailed description of how it was created, where the inspiration came from, and where the typeface can be licensed. The calendar comes in a handy box that can be used to collect the torn off pages, allowing you to revisit all the typefaces at your leisure. Typodarium can be set up on your desk or hung from a wall.

Besides being sold via the Slanted website, Typodarium 2012 is distributed in design and museum shops, and selected bookstores around the world.

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  1. Typodarium is amazing, great artwork

    Posted by Juan Casco on Aug. 5, 2011
  2. Hello – I’m new to this website so I hope I don’t break any rules with this post. I’m currently working on creating an online font creator with a social aspect. I would love to hear your thoughts about this and also any features you would like to see. Thanks

    Posted by ras on Aug. 7, 2011
  3. I am in love with this calendar. Since I don’t speak German and don’t have any friends who do, can you provide some links of where to purchase this in the US? I’ve had no luck with a traditional Google search. Thanks.

    Posted by elizabeth shell on Aug. 7, 2011
  4. As I wrote in the introduction, the Typodarium calender can be purchased on the Slanted website. Click on the button with the blue text “In den Warenkorb”, right above the pack shot of the Typodarium. From there on in you have the option for having the ordering and checkout process in English (at the top left of the page underneath the navigation).

    Posted by Yves Peters on Aug. 8, 2011
  5. Ras, you’d be better off posting this on Typophile. The comment section of a random post on The FontFeed really isn’t the best of places for such an unrelated request.

    Posted by Yves Peters on Aug. 8, 2011
  6. favoritos na chinaa
    por tanto sou brasilheira
    e ningue me segura
    sou de são paulo
    moro na rua wuxiwuxi kamia travessa romeu
    n:61 bairro jadin são luiz
    postei por que gostei

    Posted by gabriela cristina dos santos on Aug. 11, 2011
  7. Where can i buy this in india?

    Posted by udhaya on Aug. 27, 2011
  8. Its a wonderful collection and display of type. Is it for sale? Where can I buy it in India? Can it be couriered?

    Posted by Pallavi on Dec. 5, 2011
  9. @Udhaya: You can purchase Typodarium 2012 here:
    @Yves: thanks for that nice post!

    By the way: The call for entries for 2013 is already open. Submit your fresh typefaces here:

    Posted by Julia Kahl on Dec. 13, 2011

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