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Allium Text gets down to business

Bigger is not always better. Occupant Fonts’ Cyrus Highsmith adopted an unconventional approach to create Allium Text, a new incarnation of Allium destined for smaller sizes.

ScreenFonts: July 2018

Now that I’m on my way to becoming a YouTube celebrity (not), I wonder if more people will tune in to read my movie-poster reviews for Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Cleanse, Jia nian hua (Angels Wear White),…

OpenType at Work | Contextual Alternates

Our OpenType at Work series explains what OpenType features do and how to make the most of them. My recent spotlight on Tilda inspired me to take a look at contextual alternates—programmatic diplomats that improve relationships between glyphs.

Neville Brody joins Type Network

With the addition of Brody Fonts, Type Network welcomes one of the most acclaimed designers of his generation as a foundry partner. Get ready to take a walk on the wild side.

Change orders

Type design is to some extent an anticipatory, predictive art. Designers can never know with complete certainty how their typefaces will fit into the world; they can only imagine. Sometimes, real-world uses lay bare the need for adjustments or additions—changes.…

ScreenFonts: May 2018 | The Leftovers

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

ScreenFonts: May 2018

This episode put me in a contemplative, even slightly melancholy mood, with posters for Disobedience, The Endless, Akher ayam el madina (In the Last Days of the City), Dayu haitang (Big Fish & Begonia), Good Luck, Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare,…

Ludwig Übele finds his way to Type Network

With an almost obsessive focus on readability, LudwigType, the one-man foundry from Berlin, fits right in at Type Network.

TYPO Labs 2018: How far can we go?

As variable fonts continue to mature, the well-regarded Berlin conference has already started looking beyond pure font technology, forging connections with the world of web design and crossing over into virtual reality.

ScreenFonts: April 2018 | The Leftovers

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

ScreenFonts: April 2018

This episode features posters for Gemini, Hondros, Pacific Rim: Uprising, The Death of Stalin, Red Sparrow, Flower, Thoroughbreds, and Unsane, with some interesting interactions between the characters (the type) and the characters (the people.)

Tilda’s enchanted travels through Oregon

Jessica Hische’s chic, graceful script punctuates a whimsical new video promoting tourism in the Beaver State.