Last year I posted a couple of MP3 files with the pronunciation of European typeface namens which are either German, French or Italien. I extended this selection and put it together as a YouTube video with type specimen images for each of the now 37 typefaces. Enjoy!
We all know ASCII art – the creation of computer images with a limited set of Latin letters. But this film from 1939 shows that even Monotype machines where used to create such pictures. Enjoy!
Two years ago I wrote an article with suggestions on how to design a Capital Sharp S (ẞ). Now that over 400 new type families with support for this new character have been released, I thought it would be a good time to review, how the typedesigners have drawn their Capital Sharp S. At first, […]
The above images are from the 1916 type specimen book “Letterproef der Lettergieterij Amsterdam, vorheen N. Tetterode”
In the last years, Ann Bessemans from Belgium researched how people, especially children with low vision, read type and how this is affected by the design of typefaces. In this guest article she explains her research and findings, and introduces her typeface Matilda, that was developed as a result of the research. My PhD research […]
The Haas Type Foundry in Switzerland brought us famous typefaces such as Helvetica (originally called Neue Haas Grotesk). Here are some pictures of the type foundry from around 1950. Enjoy!
So you’re an expert in typography? But do you pronounce Frutiger’s typeface Univers like the English word “universe”? Then you got it wrong. Here are some popular European typefaces and their proper pronunciation in German, French and Italian. Eurostile: Univers: Neue Helvetica: Frutiger: Futura: Akzidenz Grotesk: Bauhaus: Bodoni: Fleischmann: Officina: Kabel: Neue Haas Grotesk: Palatino: […]