By Kris Sowersby The impetus for Founders Grotesk originally came from Duncan Forbes of The International Office. We had often discussed the nature and usefulness of the classic grotesks, and the possibility of creating a new one. After trawling through my 1912 Miller & Richard specimen, he became enamoured with their series of Grotesques, particularly […]
TED talks And the more I listen to these presentations, the more convinced I am that a presenter’s job is not to teach but to inspire.
On Web Fonts
New Books Richard Minsky’s new book, ‘The Art of American Book Covers’ available for pre-order: Reviewed over at Fine Books & Collections.
New from Klim Type Foundry This is just lovely. Everything that is good about the Grotesques is to be found in Kris Sowersby’s newly released Founders Grotesk. Be sure to take a look at the PDF specimen too.
By Christian Schwartz Why would anyone in his or her right mind start a type foundry now? Well, to begin with, it’s often said that it’s a good idea to start a business in a recession. However, the type marketplace has gotten very crowded—there are more foundries and distributors of type in all sizes right […]
Objects of Desire Lots of new type-related goodies from House Industries. I want this ampersand pillow:
fonts.com Another new web fonts service from fonts.com (Monotype Imaging): You’ll need to request a beta invite. I haven’t had the opportunity to test it yet. Let me know if you do.
Event: May 11, 2010 Wish I could make this. A lettering-themed walking tour of Midtown East of Fifth Avenue with Paul Shaw.
The purpose & techniques of calligraphy via @kindco
The big Web Show A great new podcast from 5by5. Dan Benjamin & Jeffrey Zeldman talk to Ethan Dunham & Jeffrey Veen about web fonts.
Show me more