As part of the publication of the monograph on the work of Jean François Porchez published by Atelier Perrousseaux éditeur, the design bookshop Artazart is organizing a launch party in presence of the designer and two of the four contributors to the book, Muriel Paris and Aaron Levin.
The website Workspiration publish regularly short interviews of designers, developers, entrepreneurs from all over the world. Maintained by Ilia Muraviov, its a place where you can navigate endlessly with great pleasure. Jean François Porchez was recently interviewed.
Published by Atelier Perrousseaux, this voluminous opus History of typographic writing: the 19th century French style, of nearly 400 pages is once again an erudite body of work with a great wealth of information. It covers not only what is most famous & important in French typography in the 19th Century, like the Didot family characters (which take central stage in the book) but also aspects which are sometimes rather under-valued: for example, the influence of English typography on the French type designers of the time, the importance of the rebirth of the Elzévirs (old face) or the invention of fancy characters.
Year Book Of Type is a book collecting the best of digital typographic production in the past 2 or 3 years: Typefaces of both students and well-known designers are shown evenly. Each font its double page, one page with some informations about the author and other existing glyphs, and the other page with a specimen created by the designer himself.
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.
Edited an designed by Maria Inês Cruz and Lozana Mehandzhiyskan, Typography with a view is an annual journal that documents the activities of the postgraduate student community in the Department of Typography at the University of Reading. This department is one of the best place to learn type design in Europe.
WebInk blog recently featured The Man Behind Paris’s Most Public Typefaces.