The Month in Type: Nov. 2021

Jony Ive’s name will forever be associated with Apple and the iPhone. But what’s he been up to since leaving Apple? Would you believe this is the work of Ives? A beautiful departure:

Type designer Craig Ward applies his typographic talents to LEGO:

Grab some paper, scissors, and glue, and you’re ready to go! Thanks to Spacetype.

And if paper or LEGO is not your thing, then get to your sewing machines, or just marvel at the work of Jenna Blazevich, aka @vichcraft:

Linus Bowman on the type of Wes Anderson:

Catching up with Gemma Mahoney & her typeface, Nurture Display:


Type Hunting: An ongoing archive of found typography:

Free fonts

Featured free font: Skolske from Dizajn Design in Slovakia:


Vietnamese design studio M-N Associates’ identity for Saigon-based pet food company PetChoy. From Design Week.


This year marks the expansion of TDC’s Typeface Design Competition with 3 extra categories added for Arabic, Indic, and CJK (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) scripts. Join for a free online event (Dec. 9) to hear what the judges for these new categories have to say.

What to read

From Ohno type co., Some Tips on Drawing Type. Now available as a PDF!

Who to follow

Alisa Burzic on Instagram is a must-follow. Tons of type and lettering goodness.

Our news

In ILT news: we signed 21 more indie foundries and added thousands of fonts!

Be super-sure to tune in next month, because for one month only, The Month in Type becomes The Year in Type! I’ll be rounding up the best type news, releases, videos, sites, branding projects, typography, and more, for the whole of 2021 – this time next month. Mark your calendars: It’s gonna be a big one!

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