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Martina Flor on lettering and her career

Thomas Jockin on cultivating community

February 08, 2017 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

Type Thursday is a monthly get-together for lettering and type enthusiasts, with chapters in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. David Sudweeks interviews New York type designer Thomas Jockin on starting Type Thursday and making it work as a reproducible model.

Interview with Marc Schütz, designer of Neue Kabel

January 24, 2017 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

Ferdinand Ulrich interviews Marc Schütz on Neue Kabel’s story. Marc Schütz shares insights into the work process of creating Neue Kabel: why the design was revisited and what lessons were picked up from previous iterations, including Klingspor’s original work and ITC Kabel. Watch the video below.

Letternews: Best Fonts of 2016

January 10, 2017 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

2016 came and went, leaving behind some truly great and rousing releases. Take a moment and look back with us as we wrap the old year and ring in the new.

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.