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TypeNotes issue no. three

TYPO Labs 2017

August 31, 2016 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

The 2nd TYPO Labs Conference will be held in Berlin, April 6–8, 2017. TYPO Labs is an immersive type technology summit featuring talks, industry discussion panels, classrooms, peer learning and countless networking opportunities. The conference brings together leading engineers and practitioners from the font industry, OS developers and academics. Its purpose is to advance the state of the art in type development, facilitate its adoption in the industry, and encourage the integration of new type developments into future digital communication.

FontCast #26 — Michael Hochleitner

August 25, 2016 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

David Sudweeks interviews Michael Hochleitner, co-founder of the Austrian graphic and type design studio Typejockeys on the kind of work they do, the role of mentor Martin Tiefenthaler in the creation of an Austrian type scene, and what the name Typejockeys means.

The perception of black & white and the effect of contrast

August 22, 2016 by
Ferdinand Ulrich
Ferdinand Ulrich

Several type designers and typographers insist, that the shapes enclosed in the letters and around them should not be underestimated, and in fact, they are the most significant aspect of a typeface. Since we read contrast, it is important to know about this relationship, when it comes to designing a page of text—be it digital or print. Knowing that the letters and surrounding shapes can take on any color, we still refer to them as ‘black’ and ‘white’ in discussions. This essay is a collection of observations.

Five ways to improve your typography now

August 17, 2016 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

Sure there are lots of things you can do to improve yourself as a typographer, like reading books and becoming a generally more observant person. And there’s no getting around that. You’ll eventually have to do it and it’ll take time. “But what can I learn right now?,” you ask.

Letternews: Fonts for Mobile App Design

August 17, 2016 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

The same consistent typographic threads binding print, web, and email campaigns now extend to native apps. FontShop announces App Fonts from more foundries, including TypeTogether, exljbris, and Dalton Maag.