2022 Brand New Conference

Mesmerized by the dynamic type. The introduction of variables to typography is opening up some many wonderful doors. But this? This is a Whole. 'Nother. Level. More details about the identity.

underconsideration.com

expressive parts of letters set in red on a bright teal background

The Star Wars

Diggin that hand drawn Lucasfilm logo

fontsinuse.com

The cover of a script with the words "THE STAR WARS" drawn in a fanciful way.

Bjørn Karmann’s Occlusion Grotesque

Typeface carved into the bark of a tree. As the tree grows, it deforms the letters and outputs new design variations, that are captured annually. / via Yewknee

bjoernkarmann.dk

A man sits on a chair in the woods and carves an alphabet into a tree trunk

Milwaukee Transit Passes

The Letterform Archive holds about 300 tickets in their collection thanks in part to a donation from type designer Tobias Frere-Jones... and they’re gorgeous.

letterformarchive.org

A beautiful collection of Milwaukee Transit Passes

Believe blanket

Stunning type design by Valentina Casali / via Jessica Hische

typophrenic.com

A black and white blanket with ornate type that reads BELIEVE

NuForm

New type design practice and foundry from Erik Marinovich. Just cruise around the specimens pages to get a solid dose of vibrant type goodness.

nuformtype.com

A graphic design layout showcasing fonts by NuForm

Bauhaus Typography at 100

Lots of safety protocols in place at the Letterform Archive in San Francisco for this exhibit that runs through April 27, 2022. File under: Wish I was closer!

letterformarchive.org

A museum with typography from Bauhaus on display

The Year in Type

I Love Typography looks back at some of the highlights of 2021, including typefaces, profiles, inspiration and then some. / via Sidebar

ilovetypography.com

Three race cars are illustrated to show off custom typefaces

Porsche posters (1961–1969)

These posters catch a vibe. Baby, are you coming for the ride? (The ride, the ride, the ride)

fontsinuse.com

a 1963 Porsche GT poster featuring a black and white image of a car and type

Fonts Knowledge

Elliott Jay Stocks on helping build a library of materials and guides to help folks understand, explore and choose type with purpose. A great resources from the Google Fonts Team.

elliotjaystocks.com

Various typographic symbols

Cartridge font

Inspired by old video game labels, Cartridge is a new display sans-serif that evokes quintessential 80s vibes - by Dan Cederholm

simplebits.com

Colorful type showcasing a retro font called Cartridge

Whirley Birdie

A whimsical variable display typeface by Alex Tomlinson. Has a companion set of dingbats that use variable tech to animate.

whirlybirdie.com

Whimsical type spelling out Whirly Birdie

On Type with Erik Spiekermann

Part of Adobe's Creativity Explained series (wonderfully) animated by Oddfellows in Portland. / via Sean Sharp

An abstract illustration of type

Ink traps explained

Extremely well deep dive into ink traps and all the variations. Get to the bottom for the kicker of the Imperial Trap. / via Under Consideration

tosche.net

Musashino Art University poster

Type exploration w/ orange peels

I always enjoy Manfred Westreicher's explorations with type

instagram.com

Type made of orange peels

So who drew that Fender logo…

OH no Type Co gets to the bottom of it 3 years after asking...

mobile.twitter.com

Fender logo

I Miss My Bar

Adjust the ambiance and pour yourself something fizzy. A lovely site by Lagom + Tandem that might be offline because it's getting hammered. Pardon the pun.

imissmybar.com

A screenshot of a beige website

San Francisco Symphony rebrand

By Collins. Agreeing with other folks that think this is lovely.

wearecollins.com

“YOU&ME&ME&YOU” mural by Anthony Burrill

So simple, so good.

fontsinuse.com

You&Me&You&Me Mural

Wakamai Fondue

The tool that answers the question “what can my font do?” This is an excellent tool / via @realdougwilson

wakamaifondue.com

this book you are holding…

is an unkempt garden. Saw this posted on Fonts in Use and thought I'd share it with my friend DJ and also here. Been thinking about print a bit more of late.

fontsinuse.com

JetBrains Mono: A free and open source typeface for developers

Another good find from Greg Storey

jetbrains.com

1972 U.S. election, CBS News

Akihiko Seki's graphics are sublime

fontsinuse.com

Instant Lettering Database

A trove / via MetaFilter

instantlettering.com

Typeverything

A wonderful selection of fonts / via Ugmonk

typeverything.com

Simon Walker’s Pizza Hut Font

Tasty type

instagram.com

Type Scale – A Visual Calculator

Building upon the notions of the aforelinked piece

type-scale.com

The typographic scale

I've been at it for how many years and this basic concept never stuck until now.

spencermortensen.com

Typographic scale

The Typecraft Initative

"Working with Indian craftswomen to create beautifully designed typefaces, while also inspiring them to learn design skills via training workshops" / via UC

typecraftinitiative.org

Jessica Hische | You Are Enough Mirror

This is lovely. All of it. The story. The artifact. The type.

jessicahische.shop

A mirror with the words You Are Enough with the reflection of a woman

AUTO-TUNE TYPOGRAPHY.

A few uppercase words, centred or ranged at the top-left corner of a page, set in the regular weight of any grotesque font. / via Jason Santa Maria

medium.com

Buro Destruct

Bookmarking this Flickr stream for when I need some typographic inspiration

flickr.com

various colorful record covers from the 60's and 70's

watching words move 1959 – Robert Brownjohn

As DJ shared "fun with type"

robertbrownjohn.com

Decostruzione LXVIII – Neon

Digging this font in use

fontsinuse.com

The awesome Mac OS Catalina fonts you didn’t know you had access to

This ALMOST makes me want to upgrade to Catalina. But I won't. / via Craig Mod

typography.guru

Online Archive at Letterform Archive

It goes on and on and on! / via Austin Kleon

oa.letterformarchive.org

Jessica Hische’s Classes on Skillshare

A friend is looking for classes for his daughter. After her hand-lettered Thanksgiving place cards, I recommended Jessica's book. And now? Her Skillshare classes.

skillshare.com

Voyage

A lovely typeface (with some great ligatures to boot). / via Ugmonk

behance.net

Braille Institute – Atkinson Hyperlegible Font

Focuses on letterform distinction to increase character recognition, ultimately improving readability / via ignatz

brailleinstitute.org

The First Printed Manicules

This pointed-finger symbol goes by many names: mutton fist, printer’s fist, bishop’s fist, pointer, hand director, indicule, or most unimaginatively as ‘a hand’. / via airbagindustries

ilovetypography.com

House Industries relaunches Montage typeface digitally

A beauty of course. And now I know how to pronounce Ed Benguiat. (ben-gat)

eyeondesign.aiga.org

Mary Kate McDevitt

Lettering and Illustration (and some lovely items in her shop to boot)

marykatemcdevitt.com

Enjoy Mary Kate

Marvin Visions

Now in variable weights! / via DJ

readvisions.com

Weekday matchbooks

by the Ohio Match Company

fontsinuse.com

Variable Fonts | DSType Foundry

From san to serif? Mind Blown / via Trent Walton

dstype.com

Jacob K. Javits U.S. Senatorial campaigns

Now there's some fonts in use

fontsinuse.com

Fontjoy – Generate font pairings in one click

Fun little tool, though I wish I could influence the options a bit more on the frontside of things

fontjoy.com

25 Typographers

Steven Heller picks his favorite from the 20th Century / PDF via Coudal

design.sva.edu

Darren Booth, Always experimenting

Augmented typography

twitter.com

36 Days of Type — An Animated Collaboration

Lovely stuff. / via Thor (who saw it on Colossal)

vimeo.com

New York City Tree Alphabet by Katie Holten

These are really nice silhouettes of trees.

katieholten.com

Room 205

Simon Walker's latest typeface

beastsofengland.co

Letterform Archive – nonprofit center for inspiration, education, publishing, and community

With over 50,000 items related to lettering, typography, calligraphy, and graphic design, spanning thousands of years of history. Filing away for next SF trip

letterformarchive.org

Shapes of Text (A Pinterest board)

I don't like referencing Pinterest, but this is a good collection.

pinterest.com

National Park Typeface

A typeface designed to mimic the national park service sgns that are carved using a router bit. Available in 4 weights.

nationalparktypeface.com

Lydian font: The Nancy Drew typeface is all over new books – Vox

I'm all for humanist. I have to thank Chobani for a bit of that love.

vox.com

Coniferous by OHNO – Future Fonts

as soon as I’m back on my desktop, I’m buying this typeface

futurefonts.xyz

The Mystery Font That Took Over New York

By Rumsey Taylor

nytimes.com

Storefronts in NYC

TImes Newer Roman

It looks like the classic Times New Roman font — it's just...a little bit bigger (horizontally)... to help with those term papers. Heh.

buzzfeednews.com

Inter UI typeface

Inter UI is a typeface specially designed for user interfaces with focus on high legibility of small-to-medium sized text on computer screens. (They had me at contextual alternates and fractions)

rsms.me