“HWT Brylski” is a typeface by Nick Sherman, named for retired wood type cutter Norb Brylski, and designed to be cut as wood type at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. It incorporates several themes that were common in 19th-century type design, including split Tuscan serifs with angled mansard-style sides, […]
Created by artist Gordon Young and designer Andy Altman of Why Not Associates, that brought us the Comedy Carpet, this piece is again based on the ground, created from granite that over the next few years will reach a whopping 300m in length. Instead of gags, the piece will display a list of cargo goods that […]
Very gracious video about the beauty of engraving. Check out the company website informative website for some great examples of this art.
Times New Roman was designed for The Times in 1931 and is one of the most recognised fonts in the world. Whether you like it or not, it is not a font to be ignored.
The AZ Project is a wonderful resource of graphic design, an archive of great designers and typographers. It is a site and a book, and we will focus on some designers presented on the book, that by the way can be downloaded in english or italian. Here is its concluding paragraph: “100 graphic designers to […]
What an amazing site. An exhaustive research on the Typographische Monatsblätter (TM) focussing on the issues from 1960 till 1990. The Typographische Monatsblätter was one of the most important journals to successfully disseminate the phenomenon of ‘Swiss typography’ to an international audience. With more than 70 years in existence, the journal witnessed significant moments in […]
A recent Thursday at 10:23 a.m.: In the basement of Arion Press, where they still print books the old-fashioned way, Lewis Mitchell slid open a box of parts used to change the font size on the Monotype casting machines he has maintained for 62 years. “I thoroughly enjoy the sound of the machines turning, and seeing […]
On Paul Rand site: There are essentially two kinds of typography: The familiar kind for reading, and the other, simply for viewing, like a painting. Some say that readability is most important. There are really two important things about typography: readability and beauty; both are equally important. However, many readable typefaces are visually offensive. The […]
[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.theatlantic.com/images/issues/200801u/bcPlayer_singleTitle.swf?titleID=1366496264″ width=”450″ height=”412″ wmode=”transparent” /] Here is an interview with graphic designer Michael Bierut, where he talks about the evolution of type, the various covers of The Catcher in the Rye, the ugliness of ITC Garamond, and all sorts of other intriguing things. Source: The Atlantic
Unos Tipos Duros updated their site, with a spanish type retrospective since 1900 to 1936.