Calligrapher, designer, educator, and artist, Seb Lester has attracted a huge and devoted following — both for his talent and wit. On Instagram, a million followers get to see Seb at work, penning everything from famous logos to exquisite copperplate and formal gothic scripts. We asked Seb to choose his favorite calligraphy inspired fonts.
In this second episode of our new monthly column, the legendary Steven Heller takes a closer look at one of his favorite fonts. Oposta, designed by Pedro Leal for DSType, with swashes aplenty, is an unabashed and oversized slab serif that seamlessly melds flamboyance and finesse.
In this debut issue of our new monthly column, design legend Steven Heller takes a look at René Bieder’s Magnat font family. Heller is not only an award-winning designer, design educator, and author and editor of hundreds of books, but is also one of the world’s foremost commentators and historians of graphic design.
Among my favorite kinds of typefaces are those that don’t fit neatly into predefined or existing categories; those that dip their toes into more than one genre, or take their cues from disparate historical periods. These twilight zone hybrids aren’t always easy to pull off. Welcome to Magnat…
In episode #2 of Ask ILT, I tackle the question, Why do fashion brands and magazines use so much Bodoni & Didot? Read on to find out why!
For the first in my brand new series of reader questions, I begin with two common type classifications. They sound pretty much the same and they do have a lot in common, but their differences are significant, and that makes them suitable for different applications.