Typography basically spells out creativity. It is everywhere we look, in the books that we read, the websites that we visit. Anything that has words and word art is typography. It is another level of creativity with various fonts and art. Basically fun art with words, letters and colour. Why Typography? The world without […]
Great work from Synoptic Office. The physical form of language is a record of collective memory. In this monotype typeface, the height of the letterforms is determined by how often a letter is used. This typeface maps the rhythmic ebb and flow of English. Each letter sits in a 6 x 6 inch square, allowing […]
Petter Eldin, a filmmaker living in China, recently made a series of films including Neville Brody and Niels Shoe Meulman’s work for Beijing Design Week. In October 2011, Converse proposed an unconventional approach to support China’s first-ever Design Week launching in Beijing. Converse created “OFF CANVAS“, a street-level exhibition of typography featuring six international and local artists […]
It has been around in several blogs, but I think it deserves an entry on this one. The arts & residence Casa do Conto (House of Tales) is a charming building in the emerging Cedofeita area in central Porto, Portugal. It is the result of a restoration project to convert a 19th-century bourgeois home to […]
Emil Kozak wrote us an email saying he just added the category Fonts to his Shop. He only has one font available at the moment: Circulitos. Some interesting patterns you can create with this one, and only 5€. Looking forward to see more additions… — Emil Kozak is from a small town in Denmark, and […]
Time for some healthy competition time. The challenge at hand: create a typographical poster about sports, using the phrase “It’s not what you win, but how you conquer it.” Your work will be judged by an international board of designers headed by Jean François Porchez. The trophy at stake: VIP tickets to the 2012 London […]
I think I need an iPad. FontBook, now in version 2.0, is the world’s most comprehensive typographic reference tool, containing 110 type foundries and featuring over 620,000 typeface specimens. This 7 min tour explains the main features of FontBook. Description on their site: If typography were a religion, this would be the Bible. FontBook is […]
A short film about letterpress and one of the few remaining movable-type printing workshops in the UK, situated at Plymouth University, featuring Paul Collier. plymouth.ac.uk Subtitles available here: goo.gl/iuaKY A film by Danny Cooke dannycooke.co.uk Soundtrack by Tony Higgins tonyhiggins.org (Available to download here: goo.gl/exGL1) Production of Raven’s Wing, the fall edition of COLORS limited-edition Field Notes notebooks. Incredible footage. […]
Roughly 2 years later, Typographica updates with their favorite fonts of 2011, with an excelent selection as usual. I have to mention the fact that two portuguese designers are among the chosen ones. Congratulations to Rui Abreu (with Aria) and Dino dos Santos (with Acta&Acto).
Amazing work from twelve graduates from Type]Media2011, with a nice website to go along. Ramiro Espinosa made a Flickr set with all the posters of the final exhibition.
II National Meeting of Typography (Portugal) Universidade de Aveiro, 30 September 2011 entipografia.web.ua.pt The second edition of the National Meeting of Typography is an event organized by the Department of Communication and Art at the University of Aveiro (DeCA), through the Center for Technology Studies and Communication Sciences (CETAC.media)and the Institute for Research in Media Design and Culture (ID +). With the general theme “Contexts of Research and Application”, the conference’s main objective is to be the center for the dissemination and discussion of research and development of […]
Yannick mathey is the author of an amazing application, developed in Processing, for his diploma. Prototyp-0 is designed for the drawing of characters with an automated process, that greatly speeds up the creation process, thus generating in a very short time a multitude of fonts. The user can set twenty parameters (fat, hunting, x-height, wheelbase, […]