The five centuries that followed Gutenberg and his moveable typefaces defined the possibilities of Roman serif type. The current possibilities of sans typefaces were defined over the course of the 20th century. Notes about types that inspired the Ping typeface.
11 March 2019
· 955 words
It is not very often that I come across type that is so unusual, so strikingly different that I can’t place it. Hansje van Halem’s Wind is one of those rare examples, so I asked her if we could publish it
Typeface stories ·
8 December 2017
An article on the process of designing typefaces for the language other than your own — challenges of looking at unfamiliar patterns, letters, and their cultural significances.
5 October 2017
· 1920 words
From the single-style, monolingual fonts of the metal-type era to the complex, sprawling, multi-script families of the digital present, typography and type design have evolved, not only to embrace developments in print and communication technology, but also to support a world where unity and diversity must meet if we are to survive.
2 October 2017
· 1302 words
Von den einsprachigen single-style-Fonts der Bleisatzära zu den komplexen, umfangreichen Multi-Script-Familien der digitalen Gegenwart haben sich Typografie und Schriftgestaltung weiterentwickelt, nicht nur um sich den Veränderungen in Druck- und Kommunikationstechnik anzupassen, sondern auch um eine Welt zu fördern, in der Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede zusammen finden müssen.
2 October 2017
· 1235 words