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A few things I’ve learned about typeface design

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Teaching on a postgraduate course feels very much like a spiral: the annual repetition of projects, each a vehicle for a journey of education and discovery for the student, blurs into cyclical clouds of shapes, paragraphs, and personalities. There seems to be little opportunity for reflection across student cohorts, and yet it is only this process that improves the process from one year to the next. Having passed the tenth anniversary of the MA Typeface Design programme was as good an opportunity as any to reflect, and ILT’s offer to publish the result an ideal environment to get some ideas out in the open. Although my perspective is unavoidably linked to the course at Reading, I think that the points I make have wider relevance.

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Creative Review redesign

Though I’ve yet to see it in the flesh, I like the look of Creative Review’s redesign. Everything from logo through type, format, & guts.

Stencil lettering

An absolute must-read: James Mosley’s Lettres à jour: public stencil lettering in France.

Via @kupfers

The type we want

Jonathan Snook at MIX10:


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iPhone, iFont

An alphabet created from 540 iPhone apps:

Process Type Foundry

Process Type Foundry’s new site

Emigre No. 70, the Look Back Issue

In 1983 Rudy VanderLans, Zuzana Licko, Marc Susan, and Menno Meyjes began Emigre, a magazine about “…the global artist who juggles cultures, travels between them, and who is fluent in the cultural symbols of the world. An émigré.”[1] Early issues meandered through essays, interviews, fiction and poetry. VanderLans directed wild layouts that ignored the so-called rules instilled by modernist design pedagogues. After four issues Susan and Meyjes had left the magazine, allowing VanderLans and Licko to steer Emigre toward being a design magazine that explored experimental and usually computer-driven work like their own.

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Stanley Morison

Original article in Spanish [English via Google translate].

Flickr set.

Ditoria

via @brainpicker

Colosseo

A beautiful new letterpress print from Cameron Moll:

The book & the iPad

Some interesting concepts from Penguin:

The Penguin blog.
via apolaine

Alex Trochut

The Decemberistss poster by Alex Trochut:

The Decemberists

via typojar

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