Type News: Lend Us Your Ears

We return! First with a boisterous “Happy 2097th birthday!” to one Mark Antony. And then with a declaration of a slimmer, more digestible Type News, which we hope will help us all with our New Years Resolutions, because we’re all still abiding by those, aren’t we?

Ahem. [Sheepishly waves everyone to follow along.]

Tuscan Check-In

I fell in love with the above ampersand (and really its whole typeface) during a workshop at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum as a part of TypeCon 2012: MKE SHIFT. Imagine my delight when the Hamilton Wood Type Foundry released HWT Tuscan Extended!

Frank Grießhammer’s faithful redrawing of this “extremely wide design, with a distinctive slab crossbar running through the center of most characters,” is wonderful, as are his timely additions. P22 advises that one use it “very large in short headline work,” but I say, use it as much as possible.

The Baker’s Dozen

There surely are more than a lucky thirteen items of interest — and caveat lector, some aren’t quite new — but here you go:

Next?

We return again, next time — and with much greater dispatch than we have been of late. Toodles!

Thanks to Grant Hutchinson for neither coming to praise me, nor to bury me.

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