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Typographics 2016 June 13-23

This year again, TypeLab—moderated by Petr van Blokland—took place as a lively side-program at Typographics. You were invited to participate. While on the main stage topics can only be formal presentations, at TypeLab they may be put into practice.

Four years ago, Inside Paragraphs: Typographic Fundamentals was published.

Since then, the English edition has been reprinted once, and other editions were published in Japanese, French, Spanish, and Polish. I have heard comments of all kinds from readers, students, and teachers. And I have had a chance to reflect…

Escrow goes big and small

Cyrus Highsmith designed 44 styles in this new Scotch series. Escrow sets the tone of the front page of The Wall Street Journal, envy of the newspaper industry. “Escrow is the spectacular element holding the whole thing together” Design Director…

Roster

Matthew Carter’s Roster takes the visual tension of square corners in round shapes and makes this square-circle tension its underlying structure.

Marcia: text with the spirit of lettering

Victoria Rushton’s stylish, exuberant, contradictory typeface “is based on nothing, nothing at all,” she says.

Miller Text expansion

Matthew Carter’s Miller is a seminal reinvigoration of the 19th-century Scotch Roman, serving forthright, authoritative body copy and headlines since 1997. All Text and Display weights include small caps, italics, and italic small caps

Tilda. A script typeface by Jessica Hische

Tilda, a script typeface with size-specific styles and extensive OpenType layout features. Tilda Petite is optimized for smaller settings, while the details and proportions of Tilda Grande shine at large sizes.

Lettering is not type

Stephen Coles gives some clear definitions for commonly abused terms: the differences between type and lettering, a typographer and a type designer, a typeface and font.

Big Caslon

An expansion of Matthew Carter’s classic display serif into a three-weight family with striking italics and a host of flavorful features. Big Caslon Brochure

Input in use for the Feltron Annual Report

“It’s definitely the typeface I was searching for”: Nicholas Felton found Input to be the perfect choice for a hard-hitting presentation of raw data.

Input: fonts for code

Input is a flexible system of fonts designed specifically for code by David Jonathan Ross. It offers both monospaced and proportional fonts, all with a large range of widths, weights, and styles for rich code formatting.

Mike Parker tribute

A tribute to Mike Parker, whom Matthew Carter calls “a most unforgettable person.” ➝ Fontbureau.com/MikeParker