type systems


A type system is a collection of typefaces or families which are designed to relate to each-other in ways which may include weight, width, construction, proportion and style.

Books 4

This bilingual English/German type specimen presents Typotheque type families which are available in Sans/Serif or Sans/Slab variations.
This type specimen features in detail Greta Sans type family and includes the extensive article on the process of designing type systems.
A beautifully produced type specimen presenting all styles of the Irma type family on coated and uncoated paper.
A research project investigating new approaches for bilingual lettering in public space, proposing new bilingual typefaces for 3-D spaces.

Articles 10

This article highlights some major steps in the historical development of lettering tools for drafting.
Essays · 15 January 2017 · English · 2500 words
Ondrej Jób is describing the process of designing Woodkit, a playful fixed-width display series of typefaces inspired by wood type.
Typeface stories · 20 October 2014 · English · 1150 words
Supernova is a new family that combines the spontaneity of a script typeface with the versatility of multiple weights and cuts.
Typeface stories · 21 February 2013 · English · 1441 words
Greta Sans was been planned from the outset as a system of interrelated styles. From the very beginning, work proceeded on multiple styles simultaneously. This text is a reflection on the process of designing large typeface systems.
Typeface stories · 25 April 2012 · English · 1709 words
Two years after releasing History, Peter Bilak reflects on the process of creating this skeletal system in which different styles are imposed on a Roman capital base. Previous experiments are mentioned, as well as inspiration sources for the typeface.
Typeface stories · 9 March 2010 · English · 1792 words

Blogs 20

Plotter is a massive type family that explores the world of technical drawings and architectural plans
24 May 2017
Fedra Sans supports another two writing scripts, and 280 million more speakers.
5 September 2016
There is nothing better than seeing our fonts in action
28 June 2016
New stencil styles of the extensive Parmigiano Typographic System
9 November 2015
Parmigiano has the ambition to be the most extensive family of fonts ever to have been inspired by Giambattista Bodoni, and today we extend it further by Cyrillic and Greek styles.
29 June 2015

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