Referred to as Egyptian’s in the early years of the nineteenth century, today slab serifs are primarily used in display sizes but seldom used in body text. With Mislab, Xavier Dupré has designed a brighter and more legible slab serif than most. Mislab aptly combines the strength of a slab serif with the lightness of a sans serif. Bold and thick serifs make for strong impact in display uses while performing extremely well under the most stressful body text conditions.
Last week, Typofonderie hosted a Adobe FDK workshop for the first time. This workshop was conducted by Miguel Sousa, who comes specially from the production department font Adobe, San Jose, United States. All participants were fully satisfied with their three days spent to learn how to manage font production following Adobe methods.
As designers we all appreciate tangible things and not just digital tools such as our fonts yet fabulously useful in everyday life. This is why we love Typofonderie’s printed specimens, stickers, and other objects that remind us of our love of typography. We are happy to announce the launch of a new Typographic bag.
The graphic designer and author, Philippe Buschinger was invited to present his new book during a lecture on February 2013. It was at the Centre Pompidou during the Book Machine project, an event of the fourth edition of the New festival 2013 Centre Pompidou and during which he shared his enthusiasm for the Blackletter, from its use to the reasons of its very frequent use in the contemporary urban landscape!
This year the Printemps de la Typo celebrates the 20th anniversary of the DSAA Typographic Design course from école Estienne. Among the invited speakers, Typofonderie team member Mathieu Réguer will talk about his collaboration with Atelier Muesli.
The question of harmony between the form, the layout, and the content of a book is one of the most recurrent and fundamental questions in graphic design. This problem is the same than is character design. Have the support of the information to be invisible to convey it better, like a crystal glass, or can it have a personality that serves the content? In our recent readings three books arised that illustrate this question quite well. They beneficiate all three of a very polished but original layout work that allows not just to transmit the content but to amplify it.
The original idea of Costa was to create a contemporary mediterranean typeface style. Costa is a synthesis of the purity, as found on Greek capitals, and softness, found in Renaissance scripts. First thing was the design concept that take its roots on the Chancery script. Such writing style appeared during Italian Renaissance. Later few typefaces have been developed from such cursive models. Today most serifed typeface italic take their roots on such triangular structure we can find on gylphs like the n, p, or d.
The purpose of the workshop which will be held for the first time in France is to provide professional high-level training dedicated to the production of fonts with the Adobe FDK. The goal of the Adobe Font Development Kit for OpenType is to offer tools created and developed by the team in charge of typography at Adobe. These tools can produce OpenType fonts (and in some cases TrueType) of high quality, adding OpenType features beyond what some software typeface design can propose.