- * Indra Kupferschmid is a typographer and professor at Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar. Hier sammeln sich Fundstücke und Texte.
The last 25:
- Max Bollwage’s caricatures of type people
- Type excursion through Italy
- The unforseen merits of girls’ school?
- Female speakers at conferences
- Equality in our industry
- Typography on the Web
- Deutscher Gießzettel für Antiqua
- Udo Jürgens – Indra
- I had never loved Helvetica
- Live Type Research in Barcelona
- Typeradio Interview
- Students and font licenses
- The task of the designer is sometimes also to prevent things
- Things in Use
- Die Römische Linkskursive
- Typographic Chinese Whispers
- Sarre by Sascha Timplan
- My German Reunification
- The Ideal Type Newsletter
- End of Saarbatical
- I hacked my Messages
- Taking Over Type Foundries
- Interview-Fundstück von Mai 2009
- Typographers are scholars
- Alastair Johnston rants about Helvetica
- The Hamilton Woodtype Museum is the coolest place in type world!
- Notes from Lyon
- Type used in Germany’s best designed books of 2012
- On Responsive Typography
- Multi-axes type families
- Some notes on the history of Akzidenz-Grotesk
- Type classifications are useful, but the common ones are not
- sans serif
- Fonts and intellectual property
- Zur Erinnerung: Der erste Spiekermann’sche Lehrsatz
- Font Shopping 2011
- ATypI Konferenz Leipzig 2000
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- Life wasn’t easy in phototype days
- Thank you
- On Webdesign and Education
- New Ideas for Book Typography
- De Luc-Truc by Lucas de Groot
- Theoretisch ist Kunst total sinnlos
- Where do you want to drive?
- New column: Ask Indra
- Sometimes less really is less
- Kurt Weidemann, adé.
- Wo bleibt eigentlich Font-Shopping Teil 3?
- Font-Shopping Continues
- Font Shopping (Part I)
- All One!
- Typography ≠ lettering ≠ writing
- The tab, scroll and swipe of the book designer
- Bauhaus, but not in Bauhaus
- The Difference between Humanist, Transitional and Modern Typefaces
- Werde Lehrer für Typografie und Schriftentwurf
- noch mal Helvetica
- Have I told you recently, that I love Lars Müller Publishers?
- Typostammtisch am Freitag, 5. Februar
- Ein Schriftfächer-Klassifikations-Musterbuch
- Who is Gando?
- and the winner is …
- Die tollsten Schriften des Jahres* (Teil 3)
- Die tollsten Schriften des Jahres* (Teil 2)
- Die tollsten Schriften des Jahres* (Teil 1)
- Schriftklassifikation in a nutshell
- Webfonts – ein Selbstversuch
- fresh from Frankfurt book fair I+II
- I’m giving a talk
- Decorum im Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin
- In Defense of Helvetica
- Freunde der Buchstaben kommen gerne gehäuft
- no pics
- A conversation with Dan Reynolds on Bachelor & Master
Category Archives: Type
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By Indra Kupferschmid | Published: 10. November 2015
Unbelievable that it’s only been two months (Sept 10) since we launched Alphabettes.org, our new blog on all things type-related, and only one month more since we gathered together as Alphabettes, a loose group of women in type, typography, and the lettering arts. It’s been quite a summer (and we’ve been making quite some waves) […]
By Indra Kupferschmid | Published: 16. October 2015
Today, my friend Max Bollwage turns 88. I was lucky to get to know this grand Gebrauchsgrafiker and illustrator from Stuttgart at a DIN-classification meeting in 1998 (perhaps the best thing that came out of this meeting) and we stayed in touch ever since. He can look back on a full career and life, designing […]
By Indra Kupferschmid | Published: 13. September 2015
Early June, I spent a week in northern Italy visiting print shops and other interesting sites on a small type field trip around Kerning conference. It was also an exploration of all the different types of trains Tren Italia is deploying these days. I flew to Milan Linate (wise decision), took the bus to the […]
By Indra Kupferschmid | Published: 23. July 2015
Let’s have an all-female-speakers conference next year. TypeCon? ATypI? TypoBerlin? I’d have many ideas. Discuss.
By Indra Kupferschmid | Published: 19. March 2015
“I don’t want nobody to give me nothing. Open up the door, I’ll get it myself.” — This line from James Brown’s still timely song is what I have to think of every time I read another piece on gender and race inequality that stresses minorities and problems more than it offers suggestions for improvements. […]
By Indra Kupferschmid | Published: 19. February 2015
I’m pretty content. Almost all the things we got accustomed to in everyday (printed) typography are now also possible on the web — and more — if you only know and care enough about it. I don’t mourn poorly produced paperbacks when I can read a casual story on screen (and then delete it), nor do I miss huge […]
By Indra Kupferschmid | Published: 27. January 2015
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By Indra Kupferschmid | Published: 14. October 2014
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 […]
By Indra Kupferschmid | Published: 21. September 2014
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 […]
By Indra Kupferschmid | Published: 5. September 2014
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.