What a 12 months! There may be a lot to bemoan in
2020 2021, however the endless 12 months was nonetheless an inspiring one in sort. This subject of the Month in Sort takes a take a look at a few of the highlights of The 12 months in Sort. Take pleasure in!
We’ll kick off with some of the widespread and reshared tales: This archive of outdated cassette tape designs proved massively widespread, and even spurned a contemporary take with our personal Fonts on Tape.
My private favourite of 2021: Remaking books: A brand new guide designed by Kat Ran Press that options simply a few of the a whole lot of re-drawn guide spines of Dutch graphic designer and artist, Ootje Oxenaar, created over a 50-year interval.
There’s way more inspiration to be discovered on this archive of Russian textbooks. The web site is straight out of the Nineties – and in Russian – however with Google Translate and a few endurance, you’ll uncover some actual gems!
An exquisite graphic design historical past useful resource from we made this. Will preserve you busy and impressed for ages. It’s big!
Nonetheless certainly one of my favourite vernacular sort and lettering accounts:
Meals plus fonts — what’s to not like! The work of the moderately sensible and provoking Lauren Hom:
A lot to encourage on the Girls of Sort Insta:
And one other must-follow, Good Sort:
How about an apple that’s a guide. Made in 2015 by award-winning bookbinder George Kirkpatrick. Now on the Bodleian Library.
And, Maria Montes, illustrating what we all know to be true:
From Tré Seals and Vocal Sort comes VTC Ruby:
A short historical past of film titles.
Keen on designing your first typeface? Then right here’s an excellent place to begin: with Dan Cederholm’s, Twenty Bits I Realized About Making Fonts.
The award-winning A Historical past of Arab Graphic Design, by Bahia Shehab and Haytham Nawar. Steven Heller evaluations the guide over at Print, in An Overdue Arab Design Historical past E book (half one; half two).
2021 noticed the publication of Kris Sowersby’s guide, The Artwork of Letters, obtainable now from Formist Editions:
Mark your calendars. Covid delayed the discharge of Debbie Millman’s new guide, however you’ll be capable to get a duplicate in February. Add Why Design Issues: Conversations with the World’s Most Inventive Individuals to your wishlists.
Individuals of Sort
An interview with certainly one of my favourite guide designers, with Jason Ramirez, Artwork Director at Viking/Penguin Books in New York Metropolis.
Google has launched its new portal for studying in regards to the fundamentals of sort. Fonts Data is a nice useful resource for brand new and skilled designers alike. Features a very helpful glossary of phrases.
New on the weblog
In episode #1 certainly one of my new Ask ILT sequence, I answered, What’s the distinction between Grotesque and Neo-Grotesque? In episode two we ask, Why do vogue manufacturers and magazines use a lot Bodoni & Didot?
Approach again in March we interviewed 4 sensible ladies. We additionally interviewed the tremendous people at Fontfabric, John Hudson, designer of the Brill superfamily, and Ulrike Rausch, designer of certainly one of our favourite handwriting fonts, Liebe Heide.
We additionally launched a model new common column from the legendary Steven Heller. Make amends for his Font of the Month.
It’s been a fairly loopy 12 months, in additional methods than one. Again in June we launched our store as a spot to help indie sort foundries. We launched with 40 foundries and signed one other 21 in November. Within the coming 12 months, anticipate many extra nice foundries and 1000’s extra nice fonts.
Thanks for tuning in and to your help of I Love Typography this 12 months, as we head into our fifteenth 12 months! Right here’s hoping for an incredible 2022 to us all. Keep secure!