The Week in Type
Two thousand and ten has been something of a blur, but it’s been a good year. It’s been another good year for type design and typography, with some great new work, and some wonderful new type designs. So, to ease you into 2011, and the wonders that await, I present to you the week in type.
Ardoise from Jean François Porchez. Wonderful:
And be sure to take a look at the Calluna Sans PDF specimen.
Some wonderful shots of Typotron, from one of the world’s best book designers, Jost Hochuli:
Typekit’s Tim Brown on More perfect Web Typography:
A lovely set of sixteenth century woodcut initials by Michael Isengrin, working at Basel:
Type tools & Type Tips
Wordmark is a site that allows you to preview all the fonts installed on your computer:
And be sure to follow @Font_ID too. You can post your Font ID questions.
An interesting, and simple to implement text effect on Twitter’s best of 2010. A little -webkit-mask-image to intriduce some grungy noise and scratches.
From @mdo, a designer at Twitter, and someone well worth following.
Lettering.js for kerning big type:
Creating an iBook (ePUB) for the iPad with InDesign:
Best of 2010 lists
Balduina is certainly one of my favorites in the list.
I will be publish my list next month. In the meantime, here is my 2009 list.
In Basel on January 22? Then don’t miss their first first Typo Stammtisch.
Prototypes: The Experimental Typography of Andrew Byrom — January 27, New York.
Type Camp Rome — 1–8 May 2011.
If 2010 was the webfont’s incunabula, then it looks as though 2011 will mark its coming of age. Look out for web fonts from H&FJ — that’s going to be big. If you haven’t already downloaded Flipboard, then be sure to do so. Craig Mod ( one to follow) and co. have done an excellent job on the mise en page and typography. And an insider tells me that this is just the beginning. Next up on ILT is the first part in a series from Dr Paul Dijstelberge — Sea Changes: the coming of the book.
And finally, finally, Working Format in Canada will be working under my art direction on the design of Codex magazine, while super-woman Carolyn Wood is neck deep (perhaps deeper) in editing all the articles. I plan to print 5,000 copies, and hope to begin taking pre-orders in February. Codex will be published quarterly, so I’ll be offering subscriptions too. Will you be ordering one?
Have a fantastic week.