“We designed and produced Dundee Design Festival 2019 on the theme of liveable/loveble cities. Working with fellow designer Tommy Perman we created a variable font for the city and working with a team used this as the basis to transform an underused shopping centre in the city centre into a space that would bring the ideas and means of design to everyone.”
“As one of the team at Paulin specialises in type design, we decided to create our own bespoke numerals for use on our new watches, which we then developed into a complete typeface.”
Bread Collective are a London based network of designers that together create attention-seizing murals and installations. View their work at http://www.breadcollective.co.uk/work/
On 31 March, 2017, Gilbert Baker the creator of the iconic Rainbow Flag sadly passed away. Mr. Baker was both an LGBTQ activist and artist, and was known for helping friends create banners for protests and marches. To honor the memory of Gilbert Baker, NewFest and NYC Pride partnered with Fontself to create a free font inspired by the design language of the iconic Rainbow Flag, the font was named ‘Gilbert’ after Mr. Baker. A preview version of the font can be downloaded for free from: typewithpride.com
“It’s been roughly 30 years since the desktop computer revolutionized the way the graphic design industry works. For decades before that, it was the hands of industrious workers, and various ingenious machines and tools that brought type and image together on meticulously prepared paste-up boards, before they were sent to the printer.
Graphic Means, explores graphic design production of the 1950s through the 1990s—from linecaster to photocomposition, and from paste-up to PDF.”
Graphic Means is a new documentary directed by Briar Levit www.graphicmeans.com
Sigrid Calon is a Dutch designer who has made some beautiful graphic prints and publications which make a virtue of the unusual qualities of risograph printing.
www.sigridcalon.nl | instagram.com/sigridcalon
Hall of Femmes aims to highlight the work of women in art direction and design. The project was founded in 2009 by Samira Bouabana and Angela Tillman Sperandio. It includes lectures, exhibitions, interviews, podcasts and the publication of the Hall of Femmes book series, each book portraying a designer and her work through in-depth interviews and previously unpublished images.
I Love Typography is a blog by British-born writer and publisher John Bordley where he share’s his passion for the design of letters. The blog has a wealth of great content but in particular, this article on the origins of the alphabet is worth a read.
Typotheque is a type foundry and design studio run by Johanna, Peter, and Nikola. based in The Hague, Holland. Amongst other lovely work, they are the designers behind the new Mozilla wordmark and Zilla typeface.
Started in 1989–90 by David Quay and Freda Sack, with just two typefaces Foundry Sans and Foundry Old Style, The Foundry typeface library has grown into a unique range of font styles, covering a range of languages and formats. The partners continue to develop new typeface designs to expand The Foundry font collection. www.foundrytypes.co.uk