First, I’d like to thank Matthew Buchanan for helping me with coding for my comments. Thanks too to everyone who commented on the Type Camp feature. I think there are places left. If you’re interested, or have questions, then mail Shelley—info[at]typecamp.org.
A lovely photo from a talented photographer:
I really like how the lettering aligns with the roof of the building in the background. I wonder who can name the typeface used to set “gallery”.
Here’s another great image from FormFiftyFive. Be sure to check out their site. Some good and interesting work to be found there:
And some playful type from SyntheticAutomatic. Time to dust off those Connect 4 boxes:
H&FJ’s entry on Print’s Type and Form cover, and the marvel of 3-D printing:
And be sure to read Different Strokes available online from Print. The article on the making of the August Print cover is read-worthy too. While reading that article I came across Responsive Type. I’d forgotten about this project. I haven’t heard anything about it for ages. Does anyone know if the project is still alive?
I really like the concept behind Responsive Type:
[Responsive Type] allows the font to respond to scale, at small point sizes simplifying its form to give greater legibility, then responding to the display nature of fonts at large point sizes by increasing in complexity.
Ever wondered which typefaces your favourite designers claim as their favourites? Create /Reject asked them, and then published a nice little book, with proceeds going to UNICEF:
You have your type t-shirt, even your type scarf, so here’s a Make Do And Mend type bag to match:
Available from Blanka, all bags are screen printed on canvas. All designs limited to 250 pieces.
Nikola Djurek’s Glagolitic font—H&FJ
The Golden Age of Chrome—Mark Simonson
A great type site for Swedish-speaking readers. Introducing Typografism.se:
They even have some laser-etched skateboard decks (not that I’ll be needing one of those. My skateboarding days were short-lived and painful).
I really like this poster:
I found it via FFFFound, but can’t track down the designer. Anyone?
I received something rather special in the post the other day. A lovely specimen for the soon-to-be-released Stern. What’s particularly interesting about this release is that, along with the digital font, a metal version will be released simultaneously.
Stern was designed by the immensely multi-talented Jim Rimmer (Rimmer Type Foundry), and will be available from P22 from July 18th. Add it in your diaries. Another very pleasant surprise was discovering an actual piece of metal type (16pt). I got a k, and immediately did a smoke proof.
Talking of upcoming events (like the release of Stern), I’ve decided to add an events page to iLT. So, if you have a type-related event—an exhibition, or you’d like to pre-announce the release of a new font, then let me know, and I’ll add it. No charge of course.
Need some help choosing or matching typefaces? Robert Wakeman has just launched his new web site
A post on Aisle One introduced me to the work of Caroline Fabès. I particularly like her Times New Ramon 12 (yes, Times New Ramon, not Roman). If I understand the process, then I think she first “pixelates” Times New Roman 12 pt, then measures the number of pixels in the cross-section and plots them. She does this in all four directions for Times New Ramon up, down, left, and right, respectively.
I really enjoy this kind of experimentation and blurring the boudaries between art and type. One of my own simple experiments was this stacked type, which just centers and stacks all the lowercase letters from one typeface, one weight to create a kind of type signature:
On the left Garamond; on the right is Archer.
And if you’re looking for a nice July desktop calendar, then look no further than Able’s Newfangled:
And what better way to enjoy your next meal, than on these gorgeous plates from zand2ohs:
Via Grace’s wonderful Design Sponge.
You’ll need some cutlery too. Here is the ultimate type-lover’s tableware from Kathryn Hinton:
Via Swiss Miss.
Now there’s someone I’d love to interview for iLT.
After iLT’s interview with Nadine Chahine, I received a number of mails asking whether I could write an article on Arabic calligraphy. As I know so little about it (and don’t practice it), I’m certainly not qualified to do so. Fortunately an iLT reader is, and she has contributed a wonderful piece on the topic. I’ll be publishing either that or the Letterpress piece mid-week. Any preferences? Type Tips will be back next week. Oh, and I haven’t forgotten about that article on Why Type Matters; coming soon, but it’s going to be a long one!
Hope you enjoyed your Sunday Type. Have a great week.
Today’s masthead is set in Amalia Pro italic and black italic—designed by Nikola Djurek.