The Text Block as Building Block with Angie Wang
The text block is fundamental to creating any typographic system - whether on the page or on-screen. But what typeface to use, and at what size? How do we determine line length and leading? And what about readability?
Emtype Foundry Releases Approach Mono
Emtype Foundry has released Approach Mono, the fixed-width version of Approach. It is a utilitarian low contrast font, a bit mechanical but plenty of character.
FS Renaissance by Monotype
Monotype has released FS Renaissance, a single style font which explores the intersection between art and design, created by Monotype Creative Type Director Pedro Arilla and lettering artist Craig Black.
Spitzkant by Julien Fincker
Julien Fincker has released Spitzkant, a serif typeface family that is characterized by strong contrasts. Pointed, sharp serifs and edges contrast with round and fine forms, making it very individual and expressive. This makes it particularly suitable for branding, editorial, packaging and advertising.
Felix Braden Releases New Type Family 'Arpona'
Felix Braden has released his new type family 'Arpona.' Arpona is inspired by roman letters carved in stone but otherwise difficult to categorize. It is neither a pure serif nor a sans but rather a symbiosis of different design concepts.
Monotype Launches 19th Century-Inspired Typeface 'Macklin'
Monotype has released Macklin, a typeface superfamily inspired by a period when type moved beyond books and was used in attention-grabbing street posters and advertisements.
Juan Villanueva Launches Free Critique Service for Type Design Students
Juan Villanueva, a type designer at Monotype, has launched Type Crit Crew, a free resource for type design students to meet one-on-one with experienced type designers for virtual critiques.
Letterform Archive Goes Online
Letterform Archive has launched its online archive, featuring nearly 1,500 items and 9,000 images integral to the history of typography, graphic design, and written communication. This unparalleled collection of typographical artifacts, the digitization of which has been a four-year labor of love, is debuting online in a moment when the world needs it the most.
Type Directors Club Typography Conference 2020 (POSTPONED)
In the early fall of 2020 in New York City, Type Directors Club will host "Formation: The Changing Faces of Typography," its annual Type Drives Culture conference, to examine the role of design in our systems-based world. The event is being held at Parsons School of Design at The New School and will bring together leading designers, curators, writers, and thinkers to explore the present and possible futures of design.
SOTA Catalyst Award 2020: Call for Entries
The Society of Typographic Aficionados is calling for entries for its 11th annual SOTA Catalyst Award. Each year, SOTA recognizes an individual 25 years of age or younger who shows both achievement and future promise in the field of typography.
TypeCon2020 Philadelphia (POSTPONED)
TypeCon2020, the Society of Typographic Aficionados' annual conference, is postponed to August 16-22, 2021.
Studio Output Designs New Brand Identity for Mixcloud
Studio Output has designed an all-new brand identity for Mixcloud, a leading streaming platform used by tens of millions of creators and listeners worldwide, to mark its 10th anniversary.
Center for Book Arts Announces 'Between Heritage and Modernity' Seminar Series
The Center for Book Arts is hosting a series of three seminars dedicated to Arabic type design and typography, curated by Dr. Nadine Chahine, taking place on March 5, 7, and 19.
Type Directors Club and Monotype Launch 2020 Beatrice Warde Scholarship
Type Directors Club and Monotype are inviting female undergraduate design students who love type to submit their work for consideration for the Beatrice Warde Scholarship. The Scholarship is awarded to one female-identifying college junior, whose work demonstrates exceptional talent, sophistication, and skill in the use of typography across current media, not just print.
Synoptic Office Launches Open Source Archive of Chinese Typefaces
Synoptic Office has launched Chinese Type Archive, a volunteer-run, open data resource that will bring awareness and discussion around Chinese typefaces for designers.
Joseph Binder Award 2020
The Joseph Binder Award is an international competition with a focus on graphic design and illustration. The award is held every two years by designaustria.
Monotype Debuts Helvetica Now MT
Monotype has debuted its new branding and company typeface, 'Helvetica Now MT.' The new typeface will allow Monotype to pare its visual identity back to the absolute minimum.
Adobe Brings Fonts to iOS with Creative Cloud Mobile App
Adobe has today released an update to its 'Creative Cloud for Mobile' app, which enables all 17,000+ Adobe Fonts to be downloaded and installed for use in iOS 13.1 apps supporting custom font APIs.
Type Directors Club Type Competitions Open for Entries
The Type Directors Club announced the Call for Entries for the TDC66 The World's Best Typography competition. TDC66 includes competitions for Communication Design and Typeface Design.
ADC 99th Annual Awards
The 99th ADC Annual Awards, one of the world's longest-running and most prestigious global competitions celebrating excellence in craft and innovation in all forms of design and advertising, is now open for submissions.
STA 100 International Typography Competition
The STA 100 International Typography Competition is now open for submissions. Since 1978, the Society of Typographic Arts has recognized innovative communication design through its competition.
Robot Food Designs Branding for Dog Food Subscription Service
Robot Food has designed the branding for the new dog food subscription service itsdogfood.com.
The Design Museum Launches Bauhaus Road Crossing for London Design Festival
Pentagram partner Sascha Lobe has created a new London Design Festival installation, a Bauhaus road crossing titled 'Bauhaus Rewritten.' Commissioned by The Design Museum, the installation celebrates the women of Bauhaus.
Bulletproof Creates New Global Brand Identity for Football Association of Wales
Bulletproof has created a new global brand identity for the Football Association of Wales (FAW).
DesignThinkers Toronto Conference 2019
The 2019 DesignThinkers Toronto Conference will be held October 24-25 at the Sony Centre. Organized by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD), DesignThinkers is Canada's largest annual graphic design conference, connecting designers from around the world.
TypeCon 2019 Conference
The 2019 TypeCon conference will be held August 28 - September 1 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. TypeCon is an annual conference presented by the non-profit Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA), an international organization dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of typography and related arts.
Monotype Unveils Radical New Typeface: Ambiguity
Monotype has released a genre-bending typeface family called Ambiguity. By swapping everything creative professionals think they know about traditional and contrarian views of letter proportions, Ambiguity allows designers to experiment with expressing a range of attitudes and beliefs.
Communication Arts 2020 Typography Competition
Communication Arts is calling for entries for its 10th annual Typography Competition. The competition celebrates the best use of typography as the primary visual element in design and advertising, plus new typeface designs, calligraphy and handlettering.
LudwigType Releases Niko
LudwigType has unveiled its latest typeface, Niko, which offers a versatile system of 54 styles for texts from large to small.
Type Directors Club Awards 32nd TDC Medal to Dutch Typographer Wim Crouwel
Wim Crouwel, the renowned Dutch graphic designer, type designer, museum director, and teacher, has received the 32nd TDC Medal, the highest honor for lifetime achievement bestowed by the Type Directors Club.