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An interview with Roxane Gataud

Martina Flor on lettering and her career

March 21, 2017 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

David Sudweeks interviews Martina Flor on establishing herself as a lettering artist, and on which experiences led to her success so far.

Emily Conners is Emily Lime

March 20, 2017 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

David Sudweeks interviews Emily Conners, who leapt head first into type design in 2011, learning both the craft and the trade at the same time. Her work, including the huge hit Bombshell Pro is in every wedding planner’s font menu, itself an invention that inspired its own subgenre of loose imitations. Emily is the original.

An interview with Roxane Gataud

March 08, 2017 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

David Sudweeks interviews French type and graphic designer Roxane Gataud on the creative process of the award-winning typeface Bely as well as how graphic design and type design fit together in her life—and she reveals her first type crush. This interview took place during TypeCon 2016 in Seattle, where Roxane received the Society of Typographic Aficionados’ Catalyst Award.

Introducing FontFont Type Board: Interview with Jonathan Barnbrook

February 10, 2017 by
Ferdinand Ulrich
Ferdinand Ulrich

Jonathan Barnbrook is a type and graphic designer known for knitting together these disciplines at any given occasion. His London-based design studio works for international clients all over Europe, in the United States and in South-East Asia. Besides shaping visual identities for the Mystetskyi Arsenal museum in Ukraine, the Mori Arts Center in Japan, or the Art Basel art fairs, Barnbrook is perhaps best known within the design scene for his much-discussed artworks for David Bowie’s album covers. Since 2016, he is a member of the FontFont Type Board. In this interview, Barnbrook talks about early digital type design, what he looks for in submitted typefaces, and the role of the FontFont type library.

Reading Pile: Xavier Dupré, typographical itinerary

October 05, 2016 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

I confess – I am a fan of Xavier Dupré’s work and consider him a (geographically distant) friend. Zingha was one of the first typefaces I reviewed back in 2005 when was I writing my Bald Condensed columns for Typographer.org. Shortly after that I tracked his output for Typographica as a nice Sunday diversion. Since then he has added many more successful families to that decade-old list. French publisher _Zeug recently published Xavier Dupré, typographical itinerary in its 1×1 series, based on interviews with Julien Gineste. In case you didn’t know – the review below and actually all body copy on the FontShop website is set in Dupré’s FF Yoga® Sans webfont.