An excellent article on hinting from Typotheque.
I have published this article as a page. You can read it here.
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
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.
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.