July 28, 2021John Boardley Among my favorite kinds of typefaces are those that don’t fit neatly into predefined or existing categories; those that dip their toes into more than one genre, or take their cues from disparate historical periods. These twilight zone hybrids aren’t always easy to pull off. Today, I’m featuring an in-between typeface ..
This interview was originally conducted live on Twitter, July 2, 2021. Today, I’m honored to interview Ulrike Rausch. Ulrike is an author and award-winning type designer based in Berlin. She’s also the designer of one of my all-time favorite handwriting typefaces, LiebeHeide. ILT: Hi Ulrike. Thanks for agreeing to this interview! My first question for ..
This interview was originally conducted live on Twitter, July 20, 2021. John Hudson, co-founder of Tiro Typeworks, world-class type designer and expert in font technology. Today it’s my honor to interview him and talk a little about the award-winning superfamily, Brill. ILT: Thanks again for joining us, John. My first question for you is: Brill ..
In episode one the new Ask ILT series, I answered, What’s the difference between Grotesque and Neo-Grotesque? In episode two we ask, Why do fashion brands and magazines use so much Bodoni & Didot? Collectively these typefaces are known as Didones, a mashup of Didot and Bodoni, the type designing early proponents of the style. ..
It was May 8th, 1886, in Atlanta, Georgia, when Coca-Cola came to life. Local pharmacist Dr John Stith Pemberton created the syrup. John Stith Pemberton (1831–1888) John carried a jug of his syrup down the street to Jacobs’ Pharmacy where it was mixed with carbonated water, deemed tasty, and sold from a soda fountain for ..
For the first in my brand new series of reader questions, I begin with two common type classifications. They sound pretty much the same and they do have a lot in common, but their differences are significant, and that makes them suitable for different applications. It’s also worth emphasizing that this is not about pedantry. ..
June 28, 2021Dr Nadine Chahine There are the many ways with which to understand letterforms. There are schools of thought that focus on the impact of punchcutting and metal type on the outlines of letterforms, or on the historical period in which a style of typeface first emerged. Another way to look at type is ..
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During its first ten years Pirtle Design produced some of the most celebrated graphic design work of the time. That work included identities and marketing material for Baylor University Medical Center, The Dallas Museum of Art, TGI Friday’s, Dallas Opera, Diamond Shamrock Corporation, Centex Homes, and Simpson Paper Company, to name a few. In 1988, ..
After studying sociology and economics at Harvard University and working as a management consultant at Bain & Company, Vanessa Pham felt frustrated that she wasn’t able to put her energy and skills towards building the world that she wanted to see. Recommended articles https://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/omsom-is-on-a-mission-to-reclaim-asian-flavors-in-groce..