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Why we need a new Kabel

Why we need a new Kabel

November 16, 2016 by
Ferdinand Ulrich
Ferdinand Ulrich

What image do you have in mind when you hear the typeface name “Kabel”? Let me give away the main thesis of this article right away: There is not the Kabel typeface. Planning a revival of “Kabel” therefore raises the first question: Where do you begin? Between Rudolf Koch’s original design in metal type for the Gebrüder Klingspor Type Foundry in Offenbach am Main in 1927, their face-lift “Neu-Kabel”, various phototype resurrections, eminently Victor Caruso’s interpretation of Kabel for ITC, and Linotype’s digital version, lie several transitions in technology that caused changes in character sets, disproportions and new weight concepts. Marc Schütz discovered his own path in this conglomerate and presents a “Neue Kabel” that overcomes some of its historical burden.

Interview with Alexandra Korolkova, designer of FF Carina

November 08, 2016 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

FF Carina offers a contemporary view of the late-Renaissance / early enlightenment romantics Didot and Bodoni. David Sudweeks had the pleasure of interviewing the new display family’s designer Alexandra Korolkova on the story behind the typeface and what shaped the final design.

Graphic Design in Warsaw: Where there’s a will there’s a way

November 03, 2016 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

This November Slanted, the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, and the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe organize two one-day conferences on graphic design in Warsaw. All talks will be hosted on one of the two campuses on November 15th and 17th, 2016 at the occasion of the upcoming release of Slanted Magazine #28 “Warsaw”. We at FontShop gladly support the event as a partner.

FontFont Focus: the FF Berlage twins

October 25, 2016 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

Donald Beekman has always designed highly individual typefaces. Drawing on his experiences in the music business and on his graphic design practice, the producer/musician/DJ is known for his modern and often funky style of display faces that reference pop culture, clubbing, music styles, and so on. This makes his latest duo-release so surprising. The FF Berlage™ Beurs and FF Berlage™ Burcht type families are daring interpretations of historical architectural lettering from the Netherlands, from well over a century ago. This is the story of the fascinating quest that led to the creation of the two typefaces.

ScreenFonts Live at Adobe MAX 2016 San Diego

October 24, 2016 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

If you are attending Adobe MAX in two weeks, you will be able to catch a good number of type- and lettering-centered presentations. One of them is The Secret Language of Movie Posters, the latest incarnation of my ScreenFonts talk, live on stage on Thursday, November 3 at 4:15PM. So if you are at Adobe MAX, drop by to say hello and stay for the show.