OH no Type Co Reels
James Edmondson makes learning about typography superdooper fun. I've been learning lots about type history and usage from his reels. (Ugh. Instagram. But still!)
Indian Type Foundry’s growing collection of professional grade fonts that are 100% free for personal and commercial use.
A deep dive into the RIDGE wine label
I've always loved these labels, with their understated design and use of Optima. Nice to learn the backstory and understand the system in place.
Linotype & Machinery
Doug Wilson toured the British Linotype factory to see what remains. He brought together history and oodles of photos in his post.
The Future Belongs To What Was As Much As What Is
Colorful typo/graphic gatehouse installation by Morag Myerscough and poet Ellen Moran in northern England
Aaron Draplin Wake & Make Challenge
Closed out a day of computers & zooms & needed to do something & didn't want to think about it. This 5 minute type drawing exercise from Draplin hit the spot. (The thing I made isn't very good.)
The Star Wars
Diggin that hand drawn Lucasfilm logo
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.
Stunning type design by Valentina Casali / via Jessica Hische
New type design practice and foundry from Erik Marinovich. Just cruise around the specimens pages to get a solid dose of vibrant type goodness.
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!
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
Porsche posters (1961–1969)
These posters catch a vibe. Baby, are you coming for the ride? (The ride, the ride, the ride)
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.
Inspired by old video game labels, Cartridge is a new display sans-serif that evokes quintessential 80s vibes - by Dan Cederholm
A whimsical variable display typeface by Alex Tomlinson. Has a companion set of dingbats that use variable tech to animate.
On Type with Erik Spiekermann
Part of Adobe's Creativity Explained series (wonderfully) animated by Oddfellows in Portland. / via Sean Sharp
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
Type exploration w/ orange peels
I always enjoy Manfred Westreicher's explorations with type
So who drew that Fender logo…
OH no Type Co gets to the bottom of it 3 years after asking...
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.
San Francisco Symphony rebrand
By Collins. Agreeing with other folks that think this is lovely.