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.
TYPO Labs 2017 Discusses Variable Fonts
The highlight of the three-day font developer conference, TYPO Labs in Berlin, was the final lecture, where Google manager, Dominik Röttsches, who is responsible for layout and text on Chrome, announced the release of a developer version of the browser (Canary) which supports the new variable font format OT 1.8 on all platforms.
Adobe Releases Source Han Serif, Pan-CJK Typeface
Adobe has today released Source Han Serif, the second Pan-CJK typeface family from Adobe Type, and the serif complement to Source Han Sans.
The 2017 ISType will be held June 9-10 in Istanbul under the theme of 'Variation.' The event offers an international platform at which students, professionals and enthusiasts can share their ideas and inspire each other.
Typomania Video Contest 2017
Typomania 2017, the International Typographic Festival, is calling for video works containing type as the active component. The call is open to individual authors, as well as creative groups, without any age restrictions.
Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017
Entries are now open for the 25th Red Dot Award: Communication Design. The competition offers agencies, designers and companies from all over the world a platform for evaluating their design and creative achievements.
2017 SOTA Catalyst Award
Entries are now open for the eighth annual SOTA Catalyst Award. The Award aims to bring focus on young people who have created original work in type design, type history, or other areas related to typography. It recognizes a person 25 years of age or younger who shows both achievement and future promise in the field of typography.
Artegra Sans by Ceyhun Birinci
Ceyhun Birinci has unveiled Artegra Sans, a gigantic typeface family consisting of 162 fonts with 1500+ glyphs per font.
TypeCon2017: Call for Programming
The Society of Typographic Aficionados has announced a Call for Programming for TypeCon2017. Taking place from August 23rd to 27th in Boston, Massachusetts, TypeCon will bring together an enormous range of typographic talks, trends, and topics.
Type Over Time: A Celebration of 70 Years of the Type Directors Club
The Type Directors Club has announced a daylong series of typography talks and a reception in New York City on March 10.
Melbourne Art Book Fair 2017
A never-ending book club, an international symposium on typography, an Australian zine showcase and a Wikipedia edit-a-thon are among the fifty events of the third annual Melbourne Art Book Fair, which will take place at NGV International from March 16-19, 2017.
Goudy and Syracuse: The Tale of a Typeface Found
Dress Code produced and directed a new video about the story of rediscovering Sherman, a typeface designed by Fredric Goudy in 1910 and revived by Chester Jenkins in 2016 for Syracuse University.
Restaurant Branding: New Master Class Series by Type Directors Club
Type Directors Club has just announced the inaugural class in its new series of Master Classes being held in New York City, beginning February 27.
TypeCon2017: Back to Boston
The Society of Typographic Aficionados has announced that Boston, Massachusetts will be the host city for TypeCon2017 next summer - August 23rd to 27th. The event will take place at Boston's iconic Park Plaza Hotel - situated in the heart of Back Bay.
The Drum Design Awards 2017
The 2017 Drum Design Awards is now open for entries. Now in its fourth year, the Drum Design Awards recognize the industry's best design feats of the year.
Emtype Releases Geogrotesque Slab
Emtype has released Geogrotesque Slab, the ideal companion of the popular Geogrotesque.
3rd Annual Typography & Lettering Awards
The final deadline for PRINT's 3rd Annual Typography & Lettering Awards is December 2, 2017. The awards focus on three categories: Typographic Designs, Typeface Designs, and Handlettered Works.
TYPO Berlin 2017
The 22nd TYPO Berlin will be dedicated to the diversions of our time - digital communication, mobility and virtual reality. In more than 60 presentations, workshops and panel discussions, designers, developers and creatives from all over the world will take a look at the cravings of an era.
TDC63 Communication and Typeface Design Competitions
The Type Directors Club is calling for submissions for its 63rd Communication Design Competition and the 20th Typeface Design Competition. The competitions highlight the world's best typographic work in both communication and typeface design.
TYPO Labs 2017: New Dimensions in Type Engineering
After a successful premiere in May 2016, TYPO Labs will open its door again next spring, from April 6 - 8, 2017 in Berlin.
Graphis Typography 4: Typeface Design Competition
The fourth Graphis Typography: Typeface Design Competition is now open for submissions. Alone as typeface or in the context of posters, brochures, editorial spreads, advertisements and other printed material, the competition aims to showcase work that exemplifies the highest creative standards.
Jury Selects Winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016
The winners of the 2016 Red Dot Award: Communication Design has been chosen. From Corporate Design and Apps to Retail Design, the competition aims to showcase the excellent communication solutions in the design industry.
Design Exposed: Call for Submissions
Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic are calling for submissions for their new book on the myriad ways designers, illustrators, photographers and art directors have involved the human body in graphic, advertising and typographic design.
Typeface to Interface: Graphic Design from the Collection
On view at the SFMOMA through October 23, the Typeface to Interface exhibition presents a selection from the museum's permanent collection of graphic design since 1950.
Granshan 2016: 9th International Type Design Competition
Entries are open for the 9th Granshan International Type Design Competition. Type designers, manufacturers and publishers are invited to submit typefaces or type families in three new main categories: non-Latin, non-Latin-Latin, and Multiscript non-Latin.
Communication Arts' 2017 Typography Competition: Call for Entries
Communication Arts' 7th annual Typography Competition is now open for submissions. 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 Hybrid: Typography in Multilingual Design
Increasingly globalized, the world is looking for a new-era language that can unite and identify with multiple cultures at once.
Roxane Gataud Named Winner of 2016 Catalyst Award
The Society of Typographic Aficionados has announced that Roxane Gataud of Paris, France will be the recipient of the 2016 SOTA Catalyst Award.
Morisawa Type Design Competition 2016
The 2016 Morisawa Type Design Competition is now open for entries. The competition is open to any individual, group or nationality.
Typographics 2016: A Design Festival for People Who Use Type
Typographics, a typography conference organized by Cooper's Type@Cooper, returns for a second year to The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City.
T+Co Crafts Own Letterpress Business Cards
When it came time to make new business cards, creative agency Trollbäck + Company (T+Co) seized the opportunity to multiply their creative imprint to artfully express the tenets of their creative philosophy as a company and created a beautiful short film that captures the time-honored craft of letterpressing.
2016 SOTA Catalyst Award
The Society of Typographic Aficionados is calling for entries for its seventh 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.
Fontself Maker, a new extension for Illustrator CC that lets users convert their custom-designed lettering into actual fonts without having to leave their favorite vector editor, is now available.
Thankful. Promotional Package by typotherapy
Creative Director Noël Nanton and the team at typotherapy created a holiday promo for all their suppliers and clients that expressed how thankful they are working closely with them.
Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016
The 2016 Red Dot Award: Communication Design is now open for entries. From Corporate Design and Apps to Retail Design, the competition aims to showcase the excellent communication solutions in the design industry.
Studio Parr Creates Exciting New Look for UPM Raflatac Wine & Spirits Swatchbook
UPM Raflatac partnered with Studio Parr with a brief to showcase their knowledge, innovation, craftsmanship and sheer passion for the production of self-adhesive wine and spirits label materials.
typotherapy: A Book of Creative Thoughts
Each month a different award winning Canadian design studio is given the finest paper and the finest print craftsmen to design a book as part of Flash Reproduction's prestigious Wayward Arts Studio Series.
The Type Deck
Designed by Chris Cavill, the Type Deck is a typography style poker deck targeted at individuals who share a love for creativity.
TypeCon 2016 will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Seattle on August 24th to 28th. 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.
Camber by Eduardo Manso
Eduardo Manso has released Camber, a noiseless typeface with a geometric base. It has a synthetic and clean design, but with a human sensitivity where the geometry fails.
TDC62 Communication and Typeface Design Competitions
The 62nd Annual Type Directors Club Communication Design Competition (TDC62) and the 19th Annual TDC Typeface Design Competition (TDC 2016) are now open for entries.
Type Directors Club Beatrice Warde Scholarship 2016
The TDC Beatrice Warde Scholarship will be awarded to a female student, who demonstrates excellence and promise in the design of type, and who is currently enrolled in her junior undergraduate year.
26 Creative Characters
26 Creative Characters is a unique alphabet made by twenty-six leading international typographic designers, including Alex Trochut, Thonik and Hansje van Halem.
thirty: Exhibition Celebrates 30th Anniversary of The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography
thirty, an exhibition celebrating 30 years of one of the first archives devoted to graphic design, opens at the 41 Cooper Gallery on September 10.
TypeGallery2015: Call for Submissions
The Society of Typographic Aficionados is calling for entries for the TypeGallery2015 - the annual unjuried showcase of new typeface design.
6th Annual Typography Competition: Call for Entries
Communication Arts is calling for entries for its 6th 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.