If you enter the field of typography today, you are very likely overwhelmed by the diversity of the available typeface. You can choose from over 20.000 type families at MyFonts alone. How should one ever get to understand the differences in style and quality and learn how to chose the right typefaces for a certain […]
Ever since I publicly announced my signage typeface Wayfinding Sans Pro, people kept asking me about pictograms for this type family. So finally, here they are. A full-fledged symbol font family in 4 styles, over 400 symbols and a little bit of clever “OpenType magic” to access and combine the pictograms as easy as possible. […]
A lot of typographic knowledge is available in printed books and online in Wikipedia, web forums and the like. But you can usually just access it using a certain hierarchy based on topic, history or maybe just the alphabetic order of typographic terms. But what if you are interested in typographic information about a certain […]
The German typographic society Forum Typografie arranged a visit to the type & book art archive of the National Library in Leizpig, where most of the work-related sketches and materials of Jan Tschichold are currently stored. With some other type enthusiast I had the chance to browse through this amazing collection. Here are some pictures […]
Scans from a brochure of an old German print shop in Mainz. Enjoy! Doppelmagazin-Linotype-Satzmaschinen für Spezialsatz: Abteilung für Handsatz: Abteilung für Handsatz: Maschinensaal mit verschiedenen Schnellpressen: Maschinensaal mit Schnellpressen: Offset-Schnellpresse: Koh-i-noor-Pressen und Tiegeldruckpressen: Umdruckerei: Umdruckerei: Flach-Bronziermaschine: Moderne Hilfsmaschinen der Steindruck- und Offset-Abteilung: Schleif- und Körnungsmaschine für Zinkplatten: Stein-Schleifmaschine: Stahlstich-Schnellpresse: Lithographisches Atelier: Buchbinderei: Buchbinderei: Buchbinderei mit […]
If your work deals with typography in any way, you are very likely familiar with the term ligature. But the definition of this term is often unclear. There seems to be one problem in particular: We usually use the term when we want to talk about a certain kind of ligature, to which cases like […]
This documentary by Danielle Hall explores why font piracy among graphic design students is so common and what could possibly be done against it. Through interviews with type designers, a copyright lawyer, university administration, type professors, and graphic design students, this documentary sheds light on all angles of this issue.