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Interview with FF Hertz designer Jens Kutílek

September 15, 2015 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

Jens Kutílek gives insight into FF Hertz’s origin, experimentation, and refinement processes, and names the models admired and drawn from along the way.

FontCast #23 — John D. Berry

August 26, 2015 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

David Sudweeks sits down with internationally recognized editor and typographer John D. Berry to discuss his introduction to type, what interesting problems have come to typography lately, and what’s going to solve them.

Interview with Erik Spiekermann and Ralph du Carrois

July 30, 2015 by
Ferdinand Ulrich
Ferdinand Ulrich

With the publication of Johannes Erler’s Spiekermann monograph Hello I am Erik last year the readers also witnessed the presentation of a new typeface by Erik Spiekermann: Real. Almost one year later, FF Real™ was released as an extended family consisting of text and headline versions in 13 weights each, by FontFont. In the following interview Erik Spiekermann and Ralph du Carrois discuss the origin of the typeface, design characteristics and technical details as well as a world première.

FontCast #22 — Max Phillips

June 10, 2015 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

David Sudweeks interviews Dublin-based type designer and letterer Max Phillips on how he got started, what motivates him, and what lessons he’s taken from his design process.

At Home With Xavier Dupré

May 28, 2015 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

Next in our At Home With series, I reached out to type designer Xavier Dupré in his Cambodian home in Phnom Penh. (I rather would have loved to arrive in person, but since Xavier travels quite a lot, he was gracious to let me conduct this interview by mail.)