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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.

Bely & FF Sanuk

October 19, 2016 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

Let’s look at Roxane Gataud’s Bely with Xavier Dupré’s FF Sanuk. This summer at TypeCon I was pleased to meet Roxane Gataud and get to know more about this, her first release. Bely is a bookish magazine face in its text weights, with an editorially minded Display cut. FF Sanuk is a straight-sided tech sans, but, not so fast. Have a look yourself and see if you agree with me that its humanistic touches all but disqualify it from that classification. Squarish, yes, but it’s also full of warmth.

Letternews: Just Another Foundry

October 12, 2016 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

Despite what its modest name suggests, Just Another Foundry, the German type label led by Tim Ahrens and Shoko Mugikura, is anything but. It’s crisp work and applied thinking at its best.

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.

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.