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Interview with Verena Gerlach

FF Mark Condensed – “Variance meets consistency”

March 16, 2016 by
Ferdinand Ulrich
Ferdinand Ulrich

A conversation with Hannes von Döhren, Andreas Frohloff, Ivo Gabrowitsch, Christoph Koeberlin, Jens Kutílek, Erik Spiekermann and Bernd Volmer grants us a peek behind the curtains of their collaboration while they discuss the creation of the new FontFont release FF Mark® Condensed. We talk about the unreleased "narrow” version to explain the new "condensed”, about ‘ch’-ligatures and the missing "spectacle-g” as well as about the importance of democratic design decisions and basket arches. What’s more, we asked: How narrow should the ‘s’ be, how do you avoid an “egg”, and when does it begin to feel like “Mark”?

FontCast #24 — Travis Kochel

David Sudweeks interviews graphic/type designer Travis Kochel on creating FF Chartwell, a set of fonts that facilitates the production of simple charts and graphs using only text and OpenType features.

At Work With Ferdinand Ulrich

December 16, 2015 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

David Sudweeks interviews type historian and fellow FontShop editor Ferdinand Ulrich, known best here for his writing on type systems, the history of geometric sans serif type, and recently, a detailed look into rounded fonts. The past three years he’s also taught students at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle/Saale, and he does serious investigation and conducts interviews of his own.

Tipos Brasileiros – The Brazilian Type Scene

December 01, 2015 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

Conferences are not just events where you learn and are inspired, they’re also the ideal place to meet in the flesh online friends and acquaintances. At ATypI São Paulo 2015 I met – among many others – Fabio Haag, Creative Director of Dalton Maag’s Brazilian office. Three years ago I took a typographic look ahead at Rio 2016, when I interviewed Fabio about the custom typeface designed by Dalton Maag. This interview turned out to be fascinating, so I was looking forward to talk to him personally.

At Home With eBoy

November 23, 2015 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

eBoy is a trio of digital artists who create elaborate and involved pixel cityscapes, pixel fonts, toys, and related work. Kai Vermehr met Steffen Sauerteig while working at MetaDesign in Berlin in 1994. Svend Smital joined their collaborations a couple years later, and together the three have steadily released their artwork on the web, the screen being its native environment. eBoy has just released its latest pixorama of San Francisco.