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World Cup part 2

Côte d’Ivoire shirts use Olembe typeface from Commerical Type:

Also used for Ghana, Cameroon, and some other African nations’ shirts.

Update: See Yves’ World Cup Typography.

World Cup

Watching the Italy v Paraguay game, I was frequently distracted by the nice type on their shirts. Twitter revealed the answer:

@ilovetypography Italy’s shirts use a custom typeface called Crepello, designed by our very own Paul Barnes for Puma. #worldcup

“at last a typeface for sports designed by a proper designer.” — @espiekermann

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Founders Grotesk

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 the No.7 all-caps showing.

Grotesque No.7, Miller & Richard, 1912

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David Carson

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.

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.

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