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Typografie et al

I had never loved Helvetica

I had never loved Helvetica. Despite of being an omnipresent typeface, I really noticed and used her first in the form of the bland system font on a Mac Classic for my very first piece of typesetting as a design student. Although I can’t blame my unrefined typography solely on the crude font, I avoided […]
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Live Type Research in Barcelona

For those who followed my talk this morning at ATypI in Barcelona, here are some updates as they unfolded just in the past hour. Thankfully, Nina Stössinger and Dan Reynolds told me after my talk that the (OMG-excellent!) Antikvariat Morris stand at the conference had a copy of the first edition of Tschichold’s Neue Typographie […]
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Typeradio Interview

My friends at Typeradio posted an interview with me this week which we recorded last December in Saarbrücken when Liza and Donald were over for a workshop at HBKsaar. Among other things, we talked about how I got into typography, Helvetica, Fonts In Use and typeface classification.  
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Students and font licenses

Below, a comment from a Typedrawers discussion from last year that sparked my list of educational discounts for fonts. Recently, a friend who will take a new teaching position in the fall, asked my advice about classroom licenses and purchasing font collections, so perhaps this note is of help to more people here, too.    I teach undergraduate […]
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Auto-optical

Size specific designs are (luckily) more popular and talked about than ever before. Users as well as type and software companies are discussing how the use of different design variants can be made easier and more intuitive, or best even automated, so that if you set the typeface in a certain font-size, the appropriate optical […]
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Mike

Nick: I told Stephen the other day that I want to be Mike Parker when I grow up. Indra: I told DB that I want to be Mike Parker, too. And DB told me that Kent wants to be Mike Parker. Nick: I think everyone does. How could you not.   Photo by Jay Rutherford, TypeCon […]
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Die Römische Linkskursive

Gunther Schmidt is tracking the traces of the “linkskursiv” roman and italic lettering style, commonly used on maps, for years now. We were in contact a couple of times about this. Via three articles on his blog, he was able to dig up quite some information including this great lettering specimen from the “Musterblätter für […]
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hurst

Please. I don’t want to read any more Bringhurst quotes in ‘typography on the web’ and ‘choosing fonts’ articles. Especially not the one with typography exists to honor content. Get beyond Bringhurst, people.  
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Sarre by Sascha Timplan

If I was to write about one typeface published in 2013, it would be Sarre by Sascha Timplan of Stereotypes. A bit random, and because I have a soft spot for these compact sans-serifs with angular notches, but an embarrassingly huge part because of its name and regional associations I have. And that although I’m […]
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The Ideal Type Newsletter

I asked my followers on twitter how they would want their ideal type related newsletter to look like. Here are their answers. [View the story "The Ideal Type Newsletter" on Storify]
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