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Robothon 2015 Live Stream

March 02, 2015 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

On Thursday 5 and Friday 6 March Type & Media, the post-graduate master in typeface design of the Royal Academy of Art (KABK), organises in collaboration with several partners Robothon 2015 in The Hague, Netherlands. The 5th edition of the triennial conference on font software and font technology sold out in a mere one-and-a-half hours, but can be attended virtually via their live stream on YouTube.

ScreenFonts

February 27, 2015 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

Our monthly review of movie poster typography looks at the posters for A Most Violent Year, Taken 3, Blackhat, Mortdecai, and Son of A Gun.

New Fonts: Usual

February 16, 2015 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

Sprung from the mind of Portuguese type designer Rui Abreu’s imagination and rooted in the Modernist tradition, the Usual typeface is not your “usual” grotesque sans serif (pardon the pun). With an number of stylistic sets to dress the typeface up or down, its expressive range is larger than one would expect. This turns the utilitarian family into a surprisingly flexible typographic tool.

Nick Shinn’s Pratt Nova released

February 12, 2015 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

When Canada’s national Globe and Mail newspaper underwent a radical redesign in 2008, type designer Nick Shinn was brought in to begin the process that would ultimately yield the Pratt, and later, Pratt Nova families.

Type Essays

Pearl Jam Win at 57th Annual Grammy Awards

February 11, 2015 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

Last Sunday February 8, The Recording Academy presented the 57th Grammy Awards, honouring “artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position”. Below is an overview of the nominees and winners of categories that are of interest for our My Type of Music-loving readers: categories 64 and 65, respectively Best Recording Package and Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package. I won’t go as far as to do a ’Ye (God complex much?) but nevertheless I give some type-centric commentary on the nominees and winners.