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Hesse Antiqua – Typeface release at 100

Hesse Antiqua – Typeface release at 100

January 02, 2018 by
Ferdinand Ulrich
Ferdinand Ulrich

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.

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 – October 2016

October 10, 2016 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

Our monthly review of movie poster typography looks at the posters for The Mind’s Eye, Ghost Team, Sun Choke, Disorder/Maryland, Emily & Tim, Blood Father, War Dogs, Anthropoid, Imperium, I Am Not a Serial Killer, Level Up, Morris from America, and Fatima.

ScreenFonts – Summer Edition

August 12, 2016 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

Our monthly review of movie poster typography looks at the posters for Therapy for a Vampire, Me Before You, Our Kind of Traitor, The Neon Demon, Wiener-Dog, Shelley, Carnage Park, Ghostbusters, Captain Fantastic, and Under The Sun.

The Fonts of Star Trek

July 21, 2016 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

This is the moment to confess I am non-exclusive in my love for all things science fiction. Most of all, I don’t subscribe to the alleged feud between fans of Star Wars and Star Trek. The fact that J.J. Abrams helmed successful reboots of both franchises brought the two universes closer than ever. On September 8th Star Trek will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Yesterday, today and tomorrow the newest cinematic installment of Star Trek premieres in most of the world, with a new television series to follow early next year. Time for a typographic history of the science fiction franchise that spans half a century.

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