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TypeNotes issue no. three

ScreenFonts – July 2016

July 04, 2016 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

Our monthly review of movie poster typography looks at the posters for A Bigger Splash, Money Monster, The Curse of Sleeping Beauty, The Lobster, High-Rise, What we Become, Nice Guys, The Angry Birds Movie, Chevalier, and How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town.

Malabar & Borgstrand

June 30, 2016 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

Today we take a look at Dan Reynolds’s Malabar paired with Martin Lexelius’s Borgstrand. Malabar is a stunning Renaissance Roman, brought up in the Dutch tradition and made to fill today’s specific needs. Borgstrand is an engineer’s answer to the question “What might a set of sturdy letters look like?”

Curly Quotes

June 28, 2016 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

The standard QWERTY keyboard, like its predecessor the typewriter, has a single key for opening and closing both single and double quotes (and for the apostrophe which is the same as a closed single quotation mark). From this we get ‘straight quotes,’ or ‘dumb quotes’ which at arm’s length and squinting, might pass for proper apostrophes and typographic quotation marks, or as I call them here, curly quotes.

Posterama

June 22, 2016 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

Jim Ford’s latest type family takes retro-futuristic poster lettering of the twentieth century and recreates its various styles along a streamlined typographic continuum. It’s an odd concept, retro-futurism. Its depictions of the future show us an idyllic age of scientific achievement, clean and abundant energy, adventure, leisure, and general tidiness. Using the years as a reference, Posterama’s styles represent major art movements that defined letter shapes, Arts & Crafts, Bauhaus, and Art Deco to name a few.

FontCast #25 — Frank Grießhammer

June 17, 2016 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

David Sudweeks interviews type designer and developer Frank Grießhammer, where he discusses his introduction to type design and his interests in code and type.