In recent years, bespoke typefaces help companies to express their identity through all the communication materials. Many designers and art directors are confident that these unique fonts reinforce the company’s branding. Seat, like many automakers, has its own bespoke typeface and all design agencies, advertising companies must to use it without limit. But there always are special cases where the good and beautiful corporate typeface does not work perfectly.
What is fabulous with old typefaces specimens, is that the source seems inexhaustible. It brings us wonderful surprises around everytime. During the weekend organized by the Rencontres internationales de Lure, the Flea market Typo 2013, we acquired a few things, including these series of mini-specimens created at Deberny and Peignot…
Typecache, fantastic resource for designers about foundries has launched a line of 26 T-shirts, each featuring a glyph from a different foundry. We are happy to enjoy their choice of Parisine Office for the letter Q.
Jean François Porchez will be joining Pinar and Viola, Broken Headlines, Morag Myerscough + Luke Morgan, Raw Color, Team Thursday and Alex Quinto for a symposium with visiting international artists held at Otis College. Jean François will present recent projects made at ZeCraft along the result of the Otis type design workshop.
The École de Communication Visuelle (ECV) has invited Jean François Porchez to speak about Typofonderie and ZeCraft recent projects. Jean François is in charge of the Typography master launched in 2012 at ECV. The lecture will be held in the same place as the TDC59 exhibition that is also being organized by ECV.
The flea market Typo 2013 (Puces typo 2013) is an event organised by the Rencontres internationales de Lure in Paris. A good place to meet lots of local typophiles, graphic designers and so on. We are happy to participate this year and to join a bunch of independent publishers, foundries, designers who will propose surprises and bargains for all tastes and all budgets.
New fonts are released everyday from around the world. When Typecache was launched in May 2012, their mission was to share the best and latest in type design. The newsfeed and “font clusters” are on Typecache are proof that great type work is being made everyday. 2013 has already brought many great fonts.
Ben Barrett-Forrest, from Forrest Media presents a stop-motion version of the history of the history of typography. Since Johannes Gutenberg and his invention of printing using movable type, he goes on to track the different types that have emerged and diverged since Nicolas Jenson’s invention of roman typeface. We asked him a few questions…
Time to time, we offer several desktop wallpapers, download them and enjoy! The new wallpaper is set in Mislab, a typeface designed by Xavier Dupré, exclusively distributed by Typofonderie.