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.
ShopTalk Creates Bespoke Typeface for Rock the Farm Festival
ShopTalk recently redesigned Chase Distillery's annual Rock The Farm Festival branding. Alongside the identity, the studio created a bespoke typeface, Spud Sans, which celebrates the potato and is completely ownable by Chase.
Sans Forgetica Wins 2019 Good Design Award
Sans Forgetica, a typeface that could help people remember more of what they read, has claimed the top award in Communication Design at the 61st annual Good Design Awards.
Adobe Partners with Red Cross to Create Font with Purpose
Adobe has today released a new free font 'Surce Sns Missing Types,' created in partnership with the Red Cross for their 'Missing Types' campaign.
Monotype to Make Thousands of Fonts Available on iPhone and iPad
Monotype has announced plans to take advantage of Apple's new Custom Font feature that was announced at this week's WWDC 2019. Starting later this year, an app created by Monotype will allow users to access a selection of fonts from Monotype's extensive typeface library for use across Apple systems directly from the App store.
Monotype Adds New Typefaces to Its Library
Monotype has added a number of new typefaces to its Library, including a design that blends geometric and calligraphic tones, a playful and energetic brush script, a serif typeface made for easy reading, a friendly and flexible sans serif design and a face that straddles the line between serif and sans serif.
TDC Ascenders 2019: Call for Entries
The Type Directors Club is calling for entries to the Ascenders 2019, a portfolio-based competition to recognize outstanding type-oriented work of designers who are 35 years of age and under.
Monotype Develops Bespoke Typeface for Alibaba
Monotype, in collaboration with Alibaba, has developed Alibaba Sans - a custom typeface family that helps unify the company's branding across its vast international apps, platforms and websites.
7th Kerning Conference: Wor(l)ds
The 7th Kerning Conference, an international conference in Italy dedicated only to type & web typography, will be held June 5-7 in Faenza.
Adobe Launches Creative Types Quiz
Adobe has today launched a fun quiz to help you determine your Creative Type. Based in psychology research, the Creative Types quiz assesses your basic habits and tendencies-how you think, how you act, how you see the world-to help you better understand who you are as a creative.
Monotype Introduces Helvetica Now
Monotype has released 'Helvetica Now' typeface, a family of fonts that have been carefully and respectfully re-drawn by the Monotype Studio for the modern era.
Floodfonts Releases Pulpo Typeface
Floodfonts has released Pulpo, a Clarendon style typeface with the skeleton of Century Schoolbook. Longer extenders give the text a bit more air to breathe and improve legibility in small text sizes.
'The World's Best Typography' Exhibition from TDC Set to Debut in New Zealand
Type Directors Club's 'The World's Best Typography' exhibition is coming to Auckland, New Zealand for the first time, courtesy of award-winning a design firm Osborne Shiwan and the School of Art and Design at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).
2019 SOTA Catalyst Award: Call for Entries
The Society of Typographic Aficionados is calling for entries for its tenth 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.
2019 Type Drives Culture Conference
Type Directors Club will hold its one-day conference about the intersection of type and culture in New York at the SVA Theatre on March 1.
Adobe and Fontself Release New Free Fonts for Valentine's Day
Adobe has partnered with Fontself to release four unique color fonts to take your love notes to the next level this Valentine's Day.
The Right Kind of Wrong: Inside the Facebook Analog Research Lab
Inside Facebook, the Analog Research Lab is considered the company's "heart and conscience," largely known for their popular posters such as "Be the Nerd," or "Kick the Shit Out of Option B," both odes to inspirational things the company's leaders have said over the years.
The Bauhaus and Harvard
The Bauhaus and Harvard, on view at the Harvard Art Museums through July 28, marks the centennial of Bauhaus. The exhibition presents nearly 200 works by more than 70 artists, drawn almost entirely from the Busch-Reisinger Museum's extensive Bauhaus collection.
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.
Monotype Releases Madera & Unitext
Monotype has today released two new sans serif typefaces, Unitext and Madera, designed specifically for the varied use cases and touchpoints of brands.
The 2018 Ampersand conference will be held June 29 at the Duke of York's Picturehouse, Brighton, UK.
TYPO Labs 2018
The third annual TYPO Labs conference will be held April 12-14 in Berlin. Under the theme of 'How far can we go?,' the conference will bring together 300 international developers to discuss new technologies for rendering text across the digital spectrum, including online, on mobile screens, and in virtual spaces.
Joseph Binder Award 2018
The Joseph Binder Award, an international competition with a focus on graphic design and illustration, is now open for submissions. The Award is named after one of the most outstanding graphic designers and illustrators active in Austria between the two World Wars, who subsequently also revolutionized visual communication in the United States.
Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018
The 2018 Red Dot Award: Communication Design will open for entries on March 5. Agencies, designers and companies from around the world are invited to submit their design and creative projects to this international design competition.
Monotype Mosaic: Cloud-Based Font Platform for Enterprises
Monotype has today launched Mosaic, a cloud-based font platform that provides enterprises with an easy way to discover, manage, share and deploy Monotype fonts.
The Society of Typographic Aficionados has announced that TypeCon is returning to Portland, Oregon for the 20th anniversary edition of the conference - August 1st to 5th, 2018.
See/Hear: Type Directors Club Presents Swissted Poster Exhibition
Type Directors Club is hosting "See/Hear", a collection of all-type posters from New York City designer Mike Joyce's Swissted project, which merges his obsessions with punk rock and modern Swiss type. The exhibition is currently on display at Type Directors Club through February 2, 2018.
Adobe and Fontself Release Free Color Fonts
Adobe has announced a collaboration with Fontself to highlight the possibilities of color fonts for the creative community.
Type Directors Club Type Competitions Open for Entries
Type Directors Club has announced its call for entries for its 64th Annual Communications Design and 2018 Typeface Design Competitions, a celebration of the world's best typography.
TYPO Berlin 2018
The 2018 TYPO Berlin will be held May 17-19 at the House of World Cultures. The event will explore the mechanisms of the digital transformation, and will address the role of design in that process.
The Visual History of Type
Seven years in the making, the Visual History of Type is a comprehensive, detailed survey of the major typefaces produced since the advent of printing with movable type in the mid-fifteenth century to the present day.
Communication Arts 2018 Typography Competition
Communication Arts is calling for entries for the 8th 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.
Type Directors Club Awards Medal to Dutch Typographer Gerard Unger
The Type Directors Club has announced that the TDC Medal is being presented to Dutch typographer Dr. Gerard Unger, who has created some of the world's most influential typefaces for over five decades.
New York Times Magazine Typography: New Exhibit at Type Directors Club
Type Directors Club has recently opened its new summer exhibition "New York Times Magazine Type: 2015 - Present," highlighting brand-new typography and innovative design used by an energetic team to bring a fresh graphic approach to this weekly's must-read journalism and commentary.
SST Typeface Goes Global
Monotype has announced the widespread availability of the SST typeface, which was originally designed in exclusive partnership with the creative department of Sony Corporation to be used on a global scale.
Highlights from TYPO Berlin 2017
The 2017 TYPO Berlin came to a close on Friday. Over the course of three days, a total of 1,579 participants and 84 speakers exchanged ideas on the new developments in visual communication via exciting presentations, performances and workshops.
AIGA Eye on Design Unveils New Branding
Leta Sobierajski and Wade Jeffree have unveiled the new visual identity for the inaugural AIGA Eye on Design Conference.
Typographics, a 10-day design festival devoted to contemporary typography, will run from June 12 through 22, 2017. The "type festival" features a variety of lectures, workshops, and tours - focused on typography.
Adobe Adds House Industries' Fonts to Typekit
Adobe has today added House Industries' eight iconic typeface families, including Chalet, Sign Painter and Burbank, to Typekit.
Ramakrishna Saiteja Named Winner of 2017 Catalyst Award
The Society of Typographic Aficionados has named Ramakrishna Saiteja as the recipient of the 2017 SOTA Catalyst Award.
Type With Pride Contest
Ogilvy & Mather NYC, in partnership with Fontself, recently launched Type With Pride, a milestone color font project to honor Gilbert Baker, the designer of the iconic Rainbow Flag.
Emtype Foundry Releases Akkordeon
Emtype Foundry has unveiled Akkordeon, a display font family roughly inspired by grotesques from the XIX and XX centuries.