I Love Typography

Robin Nicholas

The Art of American Book Covers

Richard Minsky’s new book, ‘The Art of American Book Covers’ available for pre-order:

Reviewed over at Fine Books & Collections.

Founders Grotesk

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.

Why did I start a type foundry?

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 now than at any previous time. Even the pre-machine setting peak of typefounding in the 19th century had a smaller number of foundries by many orders of magnitude. Notwithstanding all of the small foundries, a handful of large distributors dominate the general market, leaving the rest of us scrambling to find ever-shrinking niches. Why not just climb onboard with one of the big players and leave the business side to people who know what they’re doing? Would that be too easy?

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More House

Lots of new type-related goodies from House Industries. I want this ampersand pillow:

More Web Fonts

Another new web fonts service from fonts.com (Monotype Imaging):

web fonts from monotype

You’ll need to request a beta invite. I haven’t had the opportunity to test it yet. Let me know if you do.

Walking with Shaw

Wish I could make this. A lettering-themed walking tour of Midtown East of Fifth Avenue with Paul Shaw.

The Art of Hermann Zapf

via @kindco

Web Fonts

A great new podcast from 5by5. Dan Benjamin & Jeffrey Zeldman talk to Ethan Dunham & Jeffrey Veen about web fonts.

Creating Grand Gargantua

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Molten glass

Letters formed from molten glass:

More on Flickr.

Thanks to @msteeman.

Hand-painted sign


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