Welcome to The week in type*, the new name for Sunday Type. I know many of you have gotten used to the name, but for those new to the site, the former nomenclature could be a tad confusing. Thanks to the more than 100 of you who commented on the previous post, and for your votes on the WordPress showcase. Makes me all the more determined to really step things up. The book winners are at the end of this post. Let’s begin with some love,
Good luck to US voters. You might also want to vote for iLT:
Oh, and as I’m in a particularly good mood, and I’d like to say thank you for your support of iLT, there’s a copy of Felici’s The Complete Manual of Typography, and a copy of Bringhurst’s The Elements of Typographic Style up for grabs.* Just tell me—well everyone—why you would vote for iLT. I’ll pick the winner from the comments before the next post.
See you all for the next post, and some more inspiring type.
* Two winners; one book per winner. If you already have the book, then choose another of approx equal value.
Thanks to Douglas for nominating iLT.
See also the FontFeed‘s gentle reminder.
As a way of reducing the length of Sunday Type, I’ve decided to move the general links—bits and pieces—to a separate page. I don’t think I’ll show these posts on the home page, but by slicing Sunday Type in two (from time to time), I hope that it will be a little easier to digest. I’m also looking at ways to better tag the content within Sunday Type; so that, for example, if you just want to see typographic posters, then a little WP wizardry will dig out and display only poster-related content from all the Sunday Type posts, and serve them up as a single custom post. Not sure that that will make any sense. Anyway, here we go (competition details at the end!):
If you missed the interview with Ludwig Übele, then be sure to check it out. For excerpts of all the interviews on ILT, then simply click right … here. Until I can wrap my work schedule around iLT, then Sunday Type will still be published once weekly, but that could be any day. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I actually posted Sunday Type on a Sunday. Well, that’s quite enough preamble; on with the show.
After studying graphic design in Germany and Finland, Ludwig Übele worked for a number of years in the industry until he decided to concentrate on type design, and set off for the Netherlands. Since graduating from KABK’s TypeMedia course in 2007, Ludwig works freelance as a professional type designer—designing type for both text and display—and works on brand development.
Thanks to the more than 300 people who sent in their answers to the identify the s’s competition. The winner is announced below. Another big thank you to all those who regularly send in links and nice emails. Today’s is a big one, so buckle up and enjoy the ride.
First up is a new limited edition A2 poster from Seb Lester.
Another busy week, and a later than usual Sunday Type. Owing to work commitments that have a habit of interfering with ILT, those articles I promised will be posted, though a little later than scheduled. Several big articles are on their way: the fifth part in the History of Typography series, a personal piece on Why Type Matters, a couple of interviews, and the Combining Type article that outlines how to combine serifed typefaces with sans serif ones. In the meantime, here’s something to inspire you:
First up is some lovely lettering from Russian Maxwell Lord:
I have come across so much type inspiration this week, that there just isn’t the space or the time to post it all, so I might post some other snippets during the week. In addition to what’s below, be sure to check out Jon Tan’s great little article on Quotation Marks & Texture. Enjoy:
Let’s start with the beautiful work of Japanese artist, Siho:
This poster makes reference to the paucity of diacritics in English. And, when they are employed, they’re often used on loan words—like the French café, for example. Here’s a little pre-Sunday Type challenge for you: name all the diacritics (or diacritical marks), and name the typeface used.
Poster designed by Michael Ciancio (you’ll need to click on the English Language link on the left to see the poster—the site uses frames).
Thanks to Kate Allen who said she thought of me when she first saw this poster. I take that as a compliment :) I guess I should offer a prize. Any suggestions?
I will begin with a recently launched web site, LetterCult. Thanks to regular link contributor Peter van Impelen, I’ve had the pleasure to read this fine blog. There are already interviews with Mark Simonson and the wonderful Gemma O’Brien of Write Here Right Now fame.