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.]
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:
- See it again for the first time! Glenn Weisgerber paints letters by hand.
- Let moving letters move you! Anitype is still worth your time.
- The latest Communication Arts typography annual is out — and full of interesting things.
- Type Rendering Mix looks like an interesting approach to dealing with how different browsers render type.
- PERIOD: U MAD?
- “It looks like you’re trying to use OpenType. Would you like help?”
- Read about Target, type, and theology, all at once.
- The next great frontier for web typography? Decent video captions.
- Learn which English words entered the world around the same time that you did.
- Pore through the Brand New lists of best-reviewed, worst-reviewed, best-noted, and worst-noted identities — along with the most-liked projects — of 2013.
- There’s still time to get in on “Web Type West,” brought to you by the fine folks responsible for Type Camp. Where? Vancouver, BC. When? February 1.
- While we’re on the subject of dates, TypeCon2014 has been announced. Sure to be extra-bold in its nationalism this time around, the conference takes place July 30 – August 3, in Washington, DC.
- And finally, if you love type, we hope you’ve been paying attention to This Week in Fonts.
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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