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Sloop Script sails the Seven Seas

Richard Lipton’s graceful script has learned many languages—and a few new tricks, too.

ScreenFonts: February 2018

Murder and mayhem, and some interpersonal tension: this episode looks at posters for The Strange Ones, Proud Mary, The Commuter, Small Town Crime, Inside, Dim the Fluorescents, The Neighbor, and A Ciambra.

Sir David Attenborough narrates New Atten and New Atten Round

Two new type families from Miles Newlyn channel the BBC broadcaster’s plummy tones.

Magín Díaz and Father John Misty share a Grammy for Best Recording Package

Art director and musician Yves Peters casts an eye over the nominees and winners in the design categories at the Recording Academy’s sixtieth annual awards.

Underware systematizes the scribble

Don’t let its casual appearance deceive you—Duos, the new script by Akiem Helmling, Bas Jacobs, and Sami Kortemäki, is a marvel of typeface design and font technology.

Monokrom calls in with Telefon

A gift from his daughter led Sindre Bremnes to turn the interwar lettering on Norway’s phone booths into a retro-toned geometric sans family with a decidedly modern voice.

ScreenFonts: January 2018 | The Leftovers

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

Ivy crops up at Type Network

Named after the hedera symbol, or what Robert Bringhurst calls a “horticultural dingbat,” The Ivy Foundry offers a cool quartet of type designs from Denmark.

DJR’s Fit flips the script

Type sorcerer Oded Ezer extends the mighty morphing display family to support the Hebrew script.

TYPETR delivers Upgrade, a modern humanist sans built for the future

After releasing a supersized modular bitmap family in 2017, Petr van Blokland raises the bar for sans faces with his first “traditional” type release in nearly two decades.

ScreenFonts: January 2018

Defying legibility conventions. Shattering images. Subverting any sense of scale. Turning the world upside down. This episode looks at posters for The New Radical, The Shape of Water, Foxtrot, Kaleidoscope, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Downsizing, The Phantom Thread, and…

XYZ Type brings its ABCs to Type Network

After hiring each other for multiple projects during a prolonged business courtship, Ben Kiel and Jesse Ragan committed to starting a foundry together in 2017. They join us with a vibrant type library and a passion for craft and technology.