Is it really Sunday again? Well, for some of you it will be Saturday, so here’s your Saturday/Sunday—or better still— Weekend Type. Oh, but first a quick announcement: the great response to the announcement of FF Meta Serif took us beyond the half a million page views. Thanks to everyone for being a part of that; more importantly, thanks for your contributions, your enthusiasm and support.
OK, so on with the show. Those of you who read the FF Meta Serif piece will know the name Kris Sowersby; he’s one-third of the trinity that worked on the serif version of Spiekermann’s ubiquitous FF Meta. I’m not sure which one he is, but I guess that Erik Spiekermann is the Father, so he’s either the Son or the Holy Ghost.
For those of you who don’t know Kris, he’s a professional type designer from New Zealand, and the man behind the typographic design studio KLIM (not to be confused with KLM, the Dutch airline). He’s also the designer of the sans serif National,
National is a deceptively simple sans serif with subtle quirks in the details that give it a distinctive—but not distracting—personality.
and the gorgeous serif typeface, Feijoa:
For those who like to drool over type designers’ sketches, then head on over to Kris’ sketches page (go fetch a napkin first).
Kris has kindly agreed to review some typefaces here on iLT, so stay tuned. I’ll try to arrange an interview too.
Upon reading the So You Want to Create a Font series, Dan Reynolds a student on Reading University’s MA in Typeface Design (also designed Morris Sans and is Linotype’s Editor of Font Content), sent me some great links to additional resources:
and a site showcasing the work from the MA Typeface Design class of 2007.
You can read Dan’s own TypeOff blog here.
Well, time for me to get back to writing Type Terminology: Old Style, the follow-up to the Humanist article.
Oh, just one more thing (almost forgot): I’ve created a few desktop wallpapers and a RSS Feed Desktop Widget. If you’d like to share the love, then why not make your own desktop wallpaper and upload it.
Have a great weekend, everyone.