The Month in Type: May 2022

Welcome to our May edition of the Month in Type. If you missed last month’s then catch it here. Today, we’ll jump right in with…

Inspired alphabets

There really are no limits when it comes to designing alphabets. This one by Ben Griffiths of Carterfield is fantastic:

Find more on his Insta:

Next up is the monochrome magnificence of Alisa Burzic:

Poster love

Endless poster inspiration from Posterlad:

Especially like this simple hyper-compressed italic ‘HOT‘:

Building letters

Wonderful architectural lettering from Studio Muti:

And some neon for the Washington Post:

Art Deco covers

For Art Deco fans, this Art Deco magazine covers pinterest board:

EVENTS: Typographics

We’re very proud to be a Media Partner for the upcoming Typographics festival in new York and online. There are tons of great speakers and talks to choose from.

Shivani Parasnis

I’m really looking forward to Shivani Parasnis’s talk, Typographic MemoryShe’s an incredibly talented designer working with Spotify. Check out her Insta too.

Talk time: Friday, June 17, 2022, at 3:40pm New York time.

Abbott Miller

Abbott Miller of Pentagram needs no introduction. I have high hopes for his talk, Fonts by Proxy, “presenting the case for graphic designers as performers who are inspired by the charisma of letterforms.”

Talk time: Friday, June 17, 2022, at 10:40am New York time.

Donna Payne

The details of Donna Payne’s talk have yet to be posted, but as Creative Director at Faber & Faber, I’ll be glued to my screen. Can’t wait for this one.

Talk time: June 17, 2022, at 10:15am New York time.

There are also many workshops. I like the look of this one: learning brush script with Ken barber!

Dates: June 17–18, 2022. Get your tickets here.

Typographic knitting?

Combine your love of typography and knitting and learn more about both with this course from the Letterform Archive:

From knitting needles to embroidery needles with this from graphic and type designer Fanny Hamelin:

Variable Fonts!

Finally! Our favorite app supports variable fonts. Way to go, Figma!

Archived inspiration

Back in the day Quipsologies used to be one of my favorite graphic design inspiration resources. And although it’s been shuttered since 2017[!], there is still plenty of great stuff to be found in the archives.

What if Saul Bass and Alexander Girard designed Star Wars posters? From graphic designer, Ty Mattson.

Catch the whole series of Star Wars trilogy posters here. The same guy runs Mattson Brand Design. Worth a look!

Font picks

And today’s two font picks: in at number one is Lovechild. Worth it for this ampersand alone!

And the classical elegance and must-have-ness of Graveur:

Beautiful, isn’t it!

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