This week, we are delighted to announce the new addition of two typefaces from the Monotype Studio. With solid typographic roots, both the Madera and Unitext faces were designed with usefulness at the forefront.
Hans Reichel was a fascinating character and a man of many talents, inventor of the Daxophone, he had a prolific career as a musician, instrument builder, graphic designer and type designer. Today we're showcasing his bestselling FontFont, FF Dax® .
Gudrun Zapf von Hesse, born January 2 in 1918, is a woman of many talents: She would emphasize that she is a trained bookbinder first, but she was also active as a lettering artist, she has produced work in the graphic arts – and she is a typeface designer. As she turns 100 on this day, her first alphabet design is finally released after 70 years. Ferdinand Ulrich tells the story of its origin and recent digitization.