On Thursday 5 and Friday 6 March Type & Media, the post-graduate master in typeface design of the Royal Academy of Art (KABK), organises in collaboration with several partners Robothon 2015 in The Hague, Netherlands. The 5th edition of the triennial conference on font software and font technology sold out in a mere one-and-a-half hours, but can be attended virtually via their live stream on YouTube.
Sprung from the mind of Portuguese type designer Rui Abreu’s imagination and rooted in the Modernist tradition, the Usual typeface is not your “usual” grotesque sans serif (pardon the pun). With an number of stylistic sets to dress the typeface up or down, its expressive range is larger than one would expect. This turns the utilitarian family into a surprisingly flexible typographic tool.
When Canada’s national Globe and Mail newspaper underwent a radical redesign in 2008, type designer Nick Shinn was brought in to begin the process that would ultimately yield the Pratt, and later, Pratt Nova families.
Last Sunday February 8, The Recording Academy presented the 57th Grammy Awards, honouring “artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position”. Below is an overview of the nominees and winners of categories that are of interest for our My Type of Music-loving readers: categories 64 and 65, respectively Best Recording Package and Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package. I won’t go as far as to do a ’Ye (God complex much?) but nevertheless I give some type-centric commentary on the nominees and winners.