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Avalon poster

The original Avalon poster launching the release of this calligraphic design.

Calligraphy

Richard Lipton comes from a calligraphic background and always enjoys a chance to ignore his computer by occasionally accepting a lettering commission.

Design cannot be frictionless

Designers have an important role in the streamlining of communication. A badly designed message does not reach its target group. The designer acts in the interest of the customer by making the design and production process more efficient, while at…

Original Proforma brochure for Purup Electronics

Back in 1988, the Danish company Purup Electronics was one of the world’s leading manufacturers of laser based typesetting system. PE Proforma was announced as the first typeface design exclusively for forms.

Poem on the wall

“Stichting Archipelpoëzie” – Foundation to encourage the use of poems on architecture in The Hague) used Productus Book and Medium in their 9th project, located in the “Nieuwe Schoolstraat” in The Hague. For each poem a different type…

Savanna Script

A versatile family of condensed formal scripts. Richard Lipton continually transforms the elegance of pen-on-paper into beautiful, functional fonts.

Canto

Inspired by Edward M. Catich’s seminal thesis on the origins of the Roman inscriptional style, such as that found on Trajan’s column…

Creative Characters interview

He is one of those rather modest designers who let their work speak for itself.

What’s on the Agenda?

Some history on Greg Thompson’s popular Agenda family and a closer look at some of its distinctive details.

Roster

Matthew Carter’s Roster takes the visual tension of square corners in round shapes and makes this square-circle tension its underlying structure.

Marcia: text with the spirit of lettering

Victoria Rushton’s stylish, exuberant, contradictory typeface “is based on nothing, nothing at all,” she says.

The Gerrit Noordzij cube

The animated cube it the ultimate result of Gerrit’s theory building up over the years. Originally starting as two squares, he combined the separate principles of contrast later by interpolating between them.