Type News: Dirrrty
Happy Saturday! Let’s round out this august month in style, shall we?
New New New Type Type Type
Golly! Look what just fell off the Font Bureau type truck. Like its root vegetable namesake, David Jonathan Ross’s Turnip is a little rough around the edges, but earthy and flavourful all the same. Each of the six weights sport an interesting “energetic tension” — evident when comparing the character’ß smooth exteriors and their chunkier interior forms. Looking for a screen optimized option? Turnip RE is also available as part of the WebType Reading Edge series — featuring fine-tuned stem weights, looser spacing, and airier proportions.
Photo-Lettering’s latest display-savvy set of sorts is Jeremy Mickel’s Sobriquet — an understated, throwback sans. Not only is this curiously slim face available as both a single, monolinear weight and a fully customizable triple-layer version — it also comes in a unique monogramatic variation based on an idea by New Zealand designer Tana Mitchell. Using the online typesetter, try typing a pair or trio of characters to produce your own typographic motif.
Hendrik Weber’s second release for Belgium’s OurType is the extensive Edward family, named for calligrapher and teacher Edward Johnston. Obviously inspired by Johnston’s famous “blockletter” sans for the London Underground and similar humanist faces, these nine weights balance subtle, modern Britishness and vibrant, unexpected details. A handful of unorthodox alternates provide the means to loosen up Edward’s rather geometric appearance with a bit of “calligraphic vernacular.”
For Pinboard or Pinterest or Pin-something
Like or fave to your heart’s content:
- The latest 8 Faces is available for order. Get it while you can!
- Keep an eye out for Sam Roberts’ Hand Painted Signs of Kratie, due to be published in November: “Flying pigs, retro hairstyles and hand grenades are among some of the images found in this new book celebrating the art and craft of Cambodia’s hand painted advertising.”
- Fresh from Hrant Papazian and Typographica: the Olympics are over, but the typeface lives on.
- Pilar Viladas reviews Nancy Sharon Collins’ Complete Engraver for some niche publication called The New York Times.
- Porcelain. [Gasp!] Avocado. [Oh my!] Get offended by learning the etymology of some everyday words.
- Speaking of filthy, here’s Sharan Shetty on “The Rise and Fall of Grunge Typography.”
- Ron Gilad and Chavelli Tsui discuss the Type@Cooper condensed program for I Love Typography.
- Adobe is looking for people to help translate typeface notes.
- Stephen Coles reviews Microsoft’s new logo. (Be sure to read the comments, too.)
- These are some beautiful and unique ligatures.
- Speaking of nice ligatures, check out what Parisine Plus can do.
- Or you could enjoy these poor movie logo typeface changes instead.
- Aaron Pressman laments Mac OS apps that don’t support retina-quality type. John Gruber responds.
- Yves Peters interviews Rob Keller about the “Mastering Type” exhibit at the Mota Italic Gallery.
- Carrie Gee shares her experience at TypeCon
- Golly, there are a lot of font formats.
- If you haven’t taken a gander at this year’s work from Type]Media yet, you really should.
- Frank Jacobs considers “typogeography of Europe.”
Launch Your Calendar App
We have events!
- Hear Jim Moran share his work at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. When? August 27. Where? Fish Creek, Wisconsin!
- September 6 at the Type Directors Club, hear Misha Beletsky discuss the history and present of Russian propaganda posters.
- Also at the TDC but on September 13: Paula Scher and Louise Fili talk Elegantissima.
- Make your way to San Francisco on September 22 for Roadworks: A Steamroller Printing Festival. You read that right.
Have a great rest of your weekend; see you next week!
Thanks to Grant Hutchinson for covering yet another round of glorious new type.
Comments are closed on this entry.