Linotype the film — final push

by Doug Wilson As some of you may know, I am the director of a feature-length documentary film about the Linotype type casting machine. About a year ago, I partnered up with two good friends on a journey to document the Linotype and the people who love these crazy machines. After 45 interviews and 26 […]

Kickstart Linotype

help make a movie Doug Wilson has just opened a Kickstarter project to raise funding for Linotype, the movie. Here’s the new trailer: You can help by donating big or small via Kickstarter. Doug is also writing about the Linotype machine and his movie for issue one of Codex. All very exciting stuff.

Linotype the movie

teaser

Two minutes with…

Nadine Chahine An interview with Nadine of Linotype. Related: Read ILT’s interview with Nadine.

Two minutes with Akira Kobayashi

Linotype’s type director via Fonts.com

The library of the Gutenberg Museum

By Dan Reynolds I. Introduction Large or small, letters seem to inhabit their own universe. Re-arrangeable in any combination, they can spell out all conceivable messages, be they poetic, bureaucratic, or anything in between. But sometimes a text is just about its letters themselves, not an object to be read, but one to be looked […]

Twenty-ten type

The Week in Type Hoping that everyone is feeling refreshed, invigorated and inspired after Christmas and New Year. That we are now in 2010 is arbitrary, but it is at the same time a marker, the end of something, and the beginning of something else; a kind of armistice, an opportunity to dump all the […]

Wishing on a typeface

By Nadine Chahine Nadine Chahine is a type designer for Linotype GmbH, where she is also Branding & CI Manager, and Arabic Specialist. She designed Frutiger Arabic with Adrian Frutiger and Palatino Arabic with Hermann Zapf, for which she won the Certificate of Excellence in Type Design from the TDC. Today I’m excited to announce […]

Malabar type family released

by Dan Reynolds Last week, Linotype released my newest typeface family, Malabar. With six fonts for the Latin script, Malabar is a sturdy oldstyle serif. Designed for extensive reading, Malabar was originally part of a larger design project conceived for Indian newspapers, and a Devanagari addition will be released at a later date. After that, […]

Sunday Type: birthday type

One Candle on the Cup Cake It’s a little premature to celebrate iLT’s first birthday, but August 7th marks the day. In the coming weeks I’ll be organising some prizes and competitions as a way of celebrating and thanking you, the reader. I have numerous things planned for iLT in the coming year, so stay […]

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