- * Indra Kupferschmid ist Typografin und Professorin an der Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar. Hier sammeln sich Fundstücke und Texte.
The last 25:
- 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
- Firemen or Art Directors
- Font Shopping 2011
- Underused Gems Revisited
- ATypI Konferenz Leipzig 2000
arecan be useful
- 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!
Von Indra Kupferschmid | Veröffentlicht am:1. Oktober 2012
Germany’s Stiftung Buchkunst just published the “Best Designed Books” of 2012 on a new website. I quickly distilled the typefaces in use. All other details regarding design and production, as well as photos can be found on the individual pages for each book. What is interesting to note is that – compared to former years [...]
Von Indra Kupferschmid | Veröffentlicht am:26. Mai 2012
The idea of responsive web design and layout – as it was discussed in the past two years, e.g. by Ethan Marcotte – is to have a set of specifications that adjust to the requirements of a device, resulting in different layouts on different devices. The idea of responsive typography – as it was discussed [...]
Von Indra Kupferschmid | Veröffentlicht am:23. Januar 2012
Instead of yet another best-of list (who can challenge the epic Typographica-reviews anyway) I want to share what typefaces I actually licensed last year, from where and why and whether I used them up to now. Additional styles of Alright Sans, Jackson Cavanaugh, Okay Type (MyFonts.com): To complement previously licensed styles and because I [...]
Von Indra Kupferschmid | Veröffentlicht am:24. Oktober 2011
This text was a rough draft for this article, please read on over there.
Von Indra Kupferschmid | Veröffentlicht am:27. Juni 2011
The Luc-trick – a new sketching technique for everyone The Luc-trick allows you to transfer a copied image to another surface. In the process of photocopying (xerographic image transfer) the reflected light of the original renders a light-sensitive “master” partially statically charged. On these areas the powder (toner) is attracted and then transferred onto a sheet [...]
Von Indra | Veröffentlicht am:1. Juni 2011
I love this quote by John Hudson which just popped up in a discussion about type classifications: Tinkering with the wheel alignment of a car that might turn out not to have an engine seems pointless, especially if you haven’t even decided where it is to which you wish to drive. This actually fits all [...]
Von Indra | Veröffentlicht am:23. Mai 2011
I’m trying to help with type questions as much as time allows me – via email, on typophile or elsewhere. So why not share some on here too? “When licensing fonts do you usually buy a whole family, or just select weights? I’m thinking especially in the case of some ••• supermegadeluxx families, I just [...]
Von Indra | Veröffentlicht am:31. März 2011
Yesterday my good friend Kurt died at the age of 88. I got to know him 1995 in Weimar when I invited him to give a lecture at our university. Prior to this we had coffee and cake at our squatted student’s abode, ranted about architects, designers, this, that and the world and he seemed [...]
Von Indra | Veröffentlicht am:27. Dezember 2010
In case someone actually still wants to buy fonts this year I better hurry up with my report. Alright, what more did I buy? . Okay Type: They (Jackson and his cat) have some really super fonts in the making, but only Alright Sans is ready for licensing yet. I had kept track of this interesting [...]
Von Indra | Veröffentlicht am:18. Dezember 2010
Last week I found myself faced with the rare and luxurious task to spend quite some money, quickly, and on something typography related. I guess I’m not alone with this end-of-year-business-expence problem, so instead of a list with cool things in type 2010 I want to share my shopping experiences here. As kind of a [...]