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 […]
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.
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, […]
Aria Pro is a beautiful typeface by Rui Abreu, available at Fountain. In his own words: The inspiration for this typeface came from the epigraph on a frame of a nineteenth century painting. I was fascinated by the peculiar capitals of the inscription. The high contrast, and the overall quirkiness, especially the tail of the […]
Device Studio is a Barcelona based audiovisual design studio, founded in 2008. Marcelo wrote us an email presenting their interesting type experiments: We are a multidisciplinary creative hub focused on new media platforms and motion graphics, offering direction and art direction from concept to delivery. We love to experiment, work and combine different creative techniques […]
Here is a video of Robin Nicholas creator of Arial discussing his creative inspirations and his thoughts on the evolution of fonts. This has also been created to celebrate Monotype Imaging’s public beta launch of Web Fonts (www.webfonts.fonts.com). Danniele Norton wrote us telling: Web Fonts is set to revolutionise the web design and communications industry, as it takes advantage […]
Google has launched it’s own Font API. All fonts in the Google Font directory are available for use on your website under an open source license and served by Google servers. TFTT Frankie.
Don’t miss it, a great list! Congratulations to Rui Abreu, a portuguese fantastic entry to the top 2009 fonts with Catacumba. And I also love Phaeton, what a beauty.
TypeStar is a lyric visualizer created by Scott Garner that renders lyrics of a song in realtime according to a number of preset visualization schemes. Application is available as Mac, Windows and Linux download. (via creativeapplications.net)
A photoset on Flickr about the meaning behind each typeface.
Marian Bantjes “Love Stories” will be part of the next issue of Monograph (available to subscribers of Creative Review).