I Love Typography

The design of a signage typeface

The story begins in 2006 with a trip down Route 66. Day in, day out, I looked at U.S. traffic signs that were either set in the old, somewhat clumsy “FHWA font series” or the new Clearview HWY typeface. Approaching the signs, I would often test myself: which typeface works best from a distance, and […]

The making of Acorde

by Stefan Willerstorfer After five years of intensive work, my type family Acorde is finally on the market. It is a reliable workhorse for large, demanding design projects. The typeface’s name is derived from a corporate design typeface. However, Acorde is not only suitable for corporate design programmes but for information design and editorial design […]

Anchor

New Fonts Anchor, a very nice rounded sans from Eric Olson. Available in four weights from Process Type.

Founders Grotesk

By Kris Sowersby 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 […]

Founders Grotesk

New from Klim Type Foundry 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.

fresh Faces, fine Fonts: Montag

A New Rounded Sans Serif in Town Today we’re going to take a brief look at a new face on the block, namely Montag. I’ve just purchased this one, and I love it. In my excitement, I must be careful not to overuse it. Montag is one of the latest typefaces from Jeremy Dooley of […]

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