I found a nice talk given at the Pivot: AIGA Design Conference 2011 by type designer Jonathan Hoefler (Hoefler Text, Archer), where he talks about the state of web fonts today. Enjoy — it’s super interesting.
I found a very good online resource on the topic of grids. Enjoy.
UPDATE: Their internet broke down before the 4 ‘o clock talk on Friday, it’s unclear whether Neville Brody’s talk will be streamed as well.
Friday, October 21st:
16:00 – Lawrence Weiner – SCULPTURE MADE OF LANGUAGE
20:00 – Neville Brody: 20 YEARS
Saturday, October 22nd:
10:00 – Marina Willer – BRANDING AND SPACES
19:00 – Chip Kidd – “WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?”
Interview with one of my favourite type designers, Erik Spiekermann. He founded the type reseller FontShop and foundry FontFont. Those are the same companies we were watching a video about at college. There is some great stuff in there, like his prediction that print and web design are going to become the same — that sounds like great material for discussion!
There is a new article on ilovetypography.com talking about Ludwig Übele’s FF Tundra. Well worth the read just to get a designer’s interpretation of what makes a good text face. Extremely handsome typeface in my opinion, and I love the name too – tundra is a beautiful word (don’t ask me why though, I’ve always liked it)
fontsinuse.com is amazing food for though on the subject of ‘typography fit for purpose’. Either look at designs and judge for yourself or look up how specific typefaces are used.
Editor’s note – shown above: The first page of Stanley Morison’s 1930 text, ‘First Principles of Typography’. Although the advice he gives is definitely ‘of its era’ which of these principles still apply (or can be adapted) to using type today? Click here for source credit for this photo and to view related images in a gallery (Flickr).
Quick overview: observations by Grant Robinson
In his booklet, ‘First Principles of Typography’, Stanley Morison concentrates on Read More