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…
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.
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…
In the beginning of digital outline fonts, people were not quite sure whether the line being drawn was opaque or transparent.
On July 22, the design community lost one of its brightest stars to a tragic aviation accident. An icon of graphic design, Margo Chase created extraordinary, evocative letterforms that deeply marked popular culture as well as hearts and minds.
From bar windows to book covers to boats, the wildly diverse culture of the Netherlands informs a trio of types from this Hague-based foundry.
Welcome to the Mark Simonson Variety Show, where typefaces grow lighter and bolder and pick up new language skills!
A terrific trio brings a collection of exquisite, lively typefaces to our burgeoning alliance.