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Tabrizi Jali typeface: reviving history through letterforms

Tabrizi Jali is the first type revival based on the early Persian Naskh types of Iranian presses from the nineteenth century. It is a product of several years of extensive research into the history of printing and typefounding, and practical experiments. Thus, it is a great pleasure to announce its release on the first day of spring and the Persian New Year (Nowruz), the 20th of March, 2023. A year that also marks 200 years since the publication of the earliest known Persian book in Tehran.

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Krul & the untold history of the ‘Amsterdamse Krulletter’

‘Krul’ is a typographic interpretation of the lettering style created by Dutch letter painter Jan Willem Joseph Visser at the end of the 1940s, which decorated the traditional brown bars of Amsterdam. In the beginning, these letters were strongly associated with the pubs connected to the Amstel brewery. In the 1970s and 1980s, Leo Beukeboom, another talented letter painter, continued and expanded this lettering tradition.

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Reviving Caslon

Part 1: The snare of authenticity How much should a revival of a typeface look like the original? Well, just as with performing an old song—an analogy Matthew Carter has made—there is something you have to like in the original in order want to revive it. And you can’t depart from the original too much, […]

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Genuine imitations

by Aegir Hallmundur Every year The St Bride Foundation holds a lecture in memory of Justin Howes, a great typographer and historian who was instrumental in supporting the St Bride Printing Library. He re-established the firm of HW Caslon, published books, organised exhibitions, delivered lectures and worked with the Type Museum in Stockwell, finally moving […]

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