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Join us in Montréal for ATypI!

Here we are, on the road again, diving into another all-consuming type event, this time in Canada’s enchanting city of saints and sinners.

GarageFonts hauls Freight to Type Network

An early champion and patron of independent type design, Ralph Smith steered this boundary-pushing foundry from a small grunge shop to a home for striking text and display families by an international crew of emerging designers.

Canto starts a new chapter

Six years after its original release, Richard Lipton has significantly augmented this lyrical, inscriptional family, greatly furthering its expressive range.

See you at TypeCon 2017!

We’re headed to a magical place full of people who love type as much as we do.

Gotta go draw now: an interview with Richard Lipton

Amy Papaelias talks with Richard Lipton about drawing, focusing, and plying his craft from a studio near the ocean.

Make Austin weirder—send Yves Peters packin’ to SXSW 2018

Texas is known for its big hair, but follicular challenges won’t stop our Bald Condensed from taking the Lone Star State by storm.

Design Essentials #1 - #28

Dear designers,

Starting in November 2014, 100 e-mails were made for a dedicated group of design students and other desigers who expressed their interested in updates of their profession.

The reason for collecting the Essentials was to keep students…

ScreenFonts: August 2017 | The Leftovers

These posters didn’t make the cut, but are still noteworthy for their design and/or typography.

ScreenFonts: August 2017

Although it’s sunny and summery outside my studio in Belgium, this episode of ScreenFonts evokes the atmosphere of colder, darker climes. Let’s start with It Comes at Night and move on to 11:55, Kill Switch, The Beguiled, Cars 3, The…

Typography, from feudalism to democracy

By the end of the mechanical type revolution, the effort to serve a growing number of markets that used the Latin alphabet had led the metal letters in the machines to become virtual, while the limitations that mechanical typesetting imposed…

When lines roamed the earth

Much has gone into research and writing about the Gutenberg revolution, but some facets of the Mergenthaler revolution could bear a little more scrutiny, as you can imagine I am about to give them.

Jump in, the water’s warm

Much has been said and written—by everyone from operating systems developers, app developers, font developers, content-developing users, and just plain-old users—about OpenType variations. “As you were,” “Just a taste,” and “Whole hog!” are three of the many possible attitudes such…