Communication Arts Publishes Typography Annual 9
Communication Arts has published the results of its 9th annual typography competition. One hundred and twenty-eight projects were selected by a jury of creative professionals; 1,653 entries were submitted to the competition.
Monotype Releases Four New Typefaces
Monotype has released four new type designs for creative professionals, including a sans serif that makes a statement (Malden), a textured calligraphic design (Amarone), a versatile script (Elicit Script), and a typeface inspired by classic cinema (Placard Next).
Monotype Releases Results of 2018 Font Purchasing Habits Survey
Monotype has released the results of its 2018 Font Purchasing Habits survey, after polling 15,745 creative professionals around the world. The goal of the survey was to focus on the font user and the font customer, uncovering "what do customers really want?"
Adobe Releases 30 Free Font Packs
Adobe Fonts has released 30 free Font Packs, curated by design luminaries to help all creatives jumpstart their work.
Emtype Foundry Releases Steradian
Emtype has released Steradian, an exploration of the geometric genre and although it has a geometric base, the widths between letters are not much different across the weights. That is due to the process, in which the proportions of the heavier weights paved the way for the lighter ones.
Sans Forgetica: RMIT Creates New Typeface Designed to Help Students Study
RMIT University has released a new typeface designed to help people retain more information and remember more of typed study notes.
57th Annual D&AD Awards Open for Entries
The 57th Annual D&AD Awards are now open for submissions, with eleven categories reimagined to highlight the best of the modern creative industries: Animation, Casting, Cinematography, Direction, Editing, Illustration, Photography, Production Design, Sound Design & Use of Music, Typography and Visual Effects.
Felix Braden Releases Typeface Simulating a Handmade Woodprint
Felix Braden has released Kontiki, a typeface that digitally simulates a handmade woodprint, but less expensive to produce and easier to correct. To create the typeface, 193 glyphs were manually cut into five wooden plates and carefully printed by hand.
Monotype Adds Five New Typefaces
Monotype has added five new typefaces to its Library. New entries include a script reminiscent of hand-painted signs, a Wild West-inspired display typeface and new variations on two timeless classics.
Type Directors Club 2019 Type Competitions Open for Entries
Type Directors Club has announced its call for entries for the 65th Annual Communications Design and the 22nd Typeface Design Competitions, a celebration of the world's best typography.
Fontsmith Launches The Library Book
Fontsmith has released 'The Library Book,' a definitive guide to the foundry's library of over 500 fonts, detailing each character set and bringing each font's personality to life.
Morisawa Type Design Competition 2019
Submissions are now open for the 2019 Morisawa Type Design Competition. The competition is open to any individual, group or nationality.
WE DISSENT... Design of the Women's Movement in New York
"WE DISSENT... Design of the Women's Movement in New York," on view at the Cooper Union from October 2, looks at more than 150 years of feminist artifacts and printed matter from a variety of feminist and radical artists and collectives such as the Heterodoxy Club, Redstockings, the Guerrilla Girls, and more. The exhibition features more than 200 artifacts by women artists rarely seen and shown in order to reconsider the contributions of women to social unity and justice.
Winners of Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018 Announced
Red Dot has announced the winners of its 2018 Communication Design Award. This year, designers, agencies and companies from 45 countries entered the competition and handed in a total of 8,610 works.
Adobe Adds 600+ Monotype Fonts to Typekit
Adobe has added 665 fonts from Monotype to its Typekit library. Many of the Monotype fonts now available for sync were originally designed in the early 20th century and have been updated and refined over the years to bring them from their original use cases such as the letterpress, hot-metal typesetting and phototypesetting to the digital era.
Type Directors Club Launches Typegeist
The Type Directors Club has launched Typegeist, a new editorial platform that illuminates various aspects of the current moment in international type design and typography through original essays by curious designers, historians, academics, experts, and aficionados.
Ragged Edge Creates Identity for Assembly, The Hotel That Doesn't Want You to Stay
Ragged Edge has created the identity for Assembly, a new hotel brand from Criterion Capital.
Designers Raising Awareness for Invisible Disabilities by Reimagining International Symbol of Access
Visability 93 has released an icon font to inspire the design community to invent a universal symbol that represents all people with disabilities, visible or invisible - not just wheelchair users.
Prototypo Launches Unique
Prototypo has launched Unique, a web application allowing users to get custom fonts in a few simple steps.
COLLINS Partners with Ogilvy to Redefine the Company's Brand Experience
Last month, Ogilvy announced its rebranding, complete with new visual identity, logo, and organizational design.
Monotype Restores Classic Walbaum Typeface
Monotype has released its latest typeface restoration project from the Monotype Studio: Walbaum. The modernized typeface features a serif design that can be used across a wide range of applications, from small caption text to massive display headlines, making it an ideal fit for publishing, advertising and brandings, in both digital and print.
Adobe Revives Fonts from Legendary Bauhaus Design Masters
Adobe has launched 'The Hidden Treasures - Bauhaus Dessau,' a campaign that will bring to life nearly century old original typography sketches and unpublished letter fragments from legendary Bauhaus design masters that were rediscovered and completed to inspire the next generation of creatives.
Type Directors Club Awards Medal to UK Typographer Fiona Ross
The Type Directors Club has presented the TDC Medal to UK typographer Dr. Fiona Ross, who has been responsible for some of the world's most influential typefaces for over five decades.
Frida Medrano Named Winner of 2018 Catalyst Award
The Society of Typographic Aficionados has announced Frida Medrano of Nuevo León, México as the recipient of the 2018 SOTA Catalyst Award.
Ascenders 2018: Call for Entries
As part of its goal to support young designers and excellence in typography, the Type Directors Club is inaugurating Ascenders 2018, a portfolio-based competition to recognize outstanding type-oriented work of designers who are 35 years of age and under.
COLLINS Releases Kernit Typeface
COLLINS has released Kernit, a free typeface inspired by the work and characters created by the late Jim Henson.
Goodwin & Goodwin: Signs with Soul
'Signs With Soul' is a short documentary film capturing the creative spirit of Goodwin & Goodwin, a creative sign company in North London.
Yearbook of Type III
The Yearbook of Type presents an independent selection of new digital typefaces created all over the world-from larger publishers to smaller, independent typographers and foundries.
2018 SOTA Catalyst Award: Call for Entries
Entries are now open for the ninth annual SOTA Catalyst Award. The award is targeted at young people who have created original work in type design, type history, or other areas related to typography.
TypeCon2018: Call for Programming
The Society of Typographic Aficionados is now accepting programming proposals for presentations, panel discussions, full- and half-day workshops, tours, exhibits, and other special events for TypeCon2018.