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Typeface based on the Doves Press metal type, clandestinely thrown in to River Thames in 1917 and largely recovered from river almost 100 years later. Interested to see the display variant is based on the metal type itself and the text variant on the softer, slightly heavier shapes made on the paper in letterpress printing.
Toshi Omagari, a Japanese type designer and gamer based in London, made his own Noordzij cube, with a twist. Gerrit Noordzij’s cube illustrates an idea of type design with repetitions of the letter ‘e’ varying along three design axes. Omagari’s twist is making it a 5×5×5 Rubik’s cube.
(Via @atypi on Twitter)Noted by Damian Cugley .
Type & Media graduates for 2020
(Via @typemedia on Twitter)
Arial is a knock-off of designers’ favourite Helvetica which is ubiquitous because bundled with Microsoft Windows. Here’s a detailed history & critique by Mark Simonson
Transcribed version of a lecture by Luc(as) de Groot on ways to approach the design of the then newly added character U+1E9E LATIN CAPITAL LETTER SHARP S (capital ß, or ẞ), starting with a discussion of the origins of the lowercase version.
(Via @jenskutilek on Twitter)
Word lists for testing typeface designs developed by Hoefler & Co.
(Via Typophile on Twitter)Noted by Damian Cugley .
Letterform Archive is a museum of typography and type design in San Francisco and now has an online archive.
(Via The Online Archive Is Now Open to All via Brand New: Letterform Archive Online)Noted by Damian Cugley .
James Edmondson’s exuberant typeface Ohno Blazeface reviewed by Mark Simonson
(Via Typographica on Twitter)
Discórdia is a serif face with a bold that is slightly reverse stress and an italic that has no stress, all of which combine quite harmoniously despite their contrasts. The bold italic is a surprise outlier, with a kind of inside-out stress.
Read Naked (2002) is a type specimen of Sauna, and also a book about the world of saunas.
(Via Underware on Twitter)Noted by Damian Cugley .
Obviously is a warm and workmanlike sanserif typeface family with a ridiculous 96 styles. Here’s James Edmondson describing the journey to completing this mammoth task.
New font family collaboration between Vulf Records and OH no Type Co.: Vulf Sans, complete with super-cool introductory video.
(Via OH no Type Co on Twitter)