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ATypI Warsaw 2016, Day 2, Part II: The Polish character

The second half of Day 2 made one thing abundantly clear: the new business track is a vital addition to the ATypI program, and needs to be held in bigger rooms to accommodate demand.

Introducing CJ Type

Inventor aspirations, technology from Japan, ocean exploration—for CJ Dunn, it all leads to typeface design.

OpenType Font Variations open up a world of possibilities

Font Bureau founder David Berlow, a pioneer from the early days of digital type, thinks we’re finally ready to embrace the power of variations.

ATypI Warsaw 2016, Day 2, Part I: The return of the Multiple Master

On the second day of the ATypI conference at the National Audiovisual Institute (NInA), a huge announcement overshadowed the rest of the proceedings. OpenType 1.8 now supports variable fonts, making this the biggest news in digital type…

Forma and Function

DJR’s expansive revival of Novarese’s mid-century classic reimagines a near-forgotten gem for the modern typographer.

Getting the lead out

Most digital revivals of old metal fonts start with printed specimens. But Indra Kupferschmid, who led the research effort, suspected we might be able to get to the source.

The story of Nebiolo

The Italian type foundry Nebiolo of Turin was the biggest type and printing equipment manufacturer in Italy. It started in 1852 and thrived in the first half of the 20th century, but never made the transition to phototype. The foundry…

The quest for a typeface ‘without salt’

The development of Forma is an extraordinary story, and the question of who designed it is not as easy to answer as it is with other typefaces.

Aldo: as Ferrari is to cars, Novarese is to type

Turin-based Aldo Novarese was one of the most inspired type designers of the 20th century.

ATypI Warsaw 2016, Day 1: the convergence begins

The 60th annual ATypI conference is underway in Warsaw. For five days, the global typographic community gathers in the capital of Poland–to learn and inform, to exchange ideas and assess the state of the type world today, and, above…

Kontour joins Type Network as latest foundry partner

Sibylle Hagmann brings a beautifully crafted collection of contemporary typeface designs to Type Network—and a fresh approach to collaboration.

The Type Designers’ Alliance

How Type Network evolved and why Occupant Fonts is a member.