Author: Type for You

Fotolia bold move with only type ad.

[portfolio_slideshow] In MacLaren McCann’s new ad campaign for Fotolia, a European-based stock photo company, typography plays the main, and surprisingly, only visual role. Armed with a block of tightly cut letters, some very creative writing, and some tastefully arrogant sarcasm, MacLaren McCann set themselves up for an ad with award-winning potential – and win they […]

Slanted #14 — Grotesque 2

[portfolio_slideshow] While Slanted #13 dealt with contemporary and historical humanist grotesque fonts, Slanted #14 – Grotesque 2 focuses on current fonts that are in tradition of Lineal, Neo- or Geometric Grotesque. They mainly have their origins in the time of the turn of 19th to 20th century. In 1880 Ferdinand Theinhardt designed the Royal Grotesque […]

Typomapp, iPhone app.

Typomapp is a iPhone, iPod Touch and Android typography app that helps you discover new things about typography or organize your knowledge in the field of letters. It is an unique approach in learning typography, correlating the history and geography. Ever wanted to know how typography evolved in a certain region since Gutenberg printed the […]

Basics of Typography

Christian Bailey wrote a nice article with basic typography notions: Typography is a central component of design. It gives us an understanding of the heritage behind our craft. It’s one of the primary ways we, as a society, pass on information to others. Imagine a website, a magazine or even TV without text. Typography is […]

Aria Pro

Aria Pro is a beautiful typeface by Rui Abreu, available at Fountain. In his own words: The inspiration for this typeface came from the epigraph on a frame of a nineteenth century painting. I was fascinated by the peculiar capitals of the inscription. The high contrast, and the overall quirkiness, especially the tail of the […]

MA Contemporary Typographic Media

MA Contemporary Typographic Media is a one-year, full time postgraduate course at the London College of Communication. It offers the opportunity to investigate visible language through the intensive study of typography. The programme is nationally and internationally unique in its provision, taking a broad multi-disciplinary and exploratory approach to both the design of type and […]

Device Studio, from Barcelona.

Device Studio is a Barcelona based audiovisual design studio, founded in 2008. Marcelo wrote us an email presenting their interesting type experiments: We are a multidisciplinary creative hub focused on new media platforms and motion graphics, offering direction and art direction from concept to delivery. We love to experiment, work and combine different creative techniques […]

Type as Object – 3D Type Book

This book conceived, written and designed by FL@33, present us with some amazing examples of type as an object in more than 1300 images and 300 projects. It doesn’t pretend to be (only) about typography, and should not be understood like that. To the purists of typography, the distinction between typography and lettering is well understood […]

Type Specimen for iPad

Type Specimen is the first font viewer for iPad, revolutionizing the way digital fonts are presented today. It’s an ideal tool for people who need to select fonts for projects – be it magazine design, corporate identity design, web applications, or book typesetting. Type Specimen is a quick and easy way to navigate the type foundry, […]