Tag Archives: typography

Font Men

Font Men / Dress Code, 2014

Font Men / Dress Code, 2014

Font Men / Dress Code, 2014

Nice documentary about Hoefler Frere-Jones by Dress Code, giving an insight into the world of type design. There’s some great animation work in there too.

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New photography – TfL Acton Depot

Acton Depot / Tim George, 2013

Acton Depot / Tim George, 2013

Acton Depot / Tim George, 2013

Acton Depot / 2013

Some new shots are now up on my Flickr – taken during a tour of the London Transport Museum Depot in Acton, West London.

If you’re in any way interested in graphic design, typography, and/or trains, I would suggest you get down there as soon as you can. It’s an absolute treasure trove of beautiful items from the network’s rich 150-year history.

Unfortunately, being a depot, there’s very little natural light, so please excuse the grainy, artificial tone of the shots. I’m sure you’ll agree, the content more than makes up for it.

Johnston turns 100

Johnston

Johnston, 1913-16

Nice article on Wired celebrating 100 years of Johnston’s timeless classic for the London Underground. In my opinion, the best typeface ever designed.

London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum photography / 2012

Just uploaded some new photos to my Flickr. If you haven’t been to the London Transport Museum, and you’re in any way interested in graphic design, maps, posters, or typography… get down there right now.

Bariol

Bariol / Atipo, 2012

Bariol is a gorgeous new rounded typeface from Atipo. You can download the regular version for free – and the extra 3 weights for the ridiculously fair price of €3 – by clicking here. There’s also a beautiful specimen booklet available as a free PDF; some of my favourite pages are shown above.

Via Nylllon

Province Studio

‘Tomic’ and ‘Deconstruct’ / Province Studio, 2012

Some lovely type from Russian studio Province.

Via Brand New.

FF Chartwell

FF Chartwell / Travis Kochel, 2011

What a stroke of genius. FF Chartwell is a typeface that converts the numbers you type into graphs and charts. A simple but beautiful idea, superbly executed.

Rob Ricketts

Separex / Rob Ricketts, 2012

Great portfolio from Birmingham-based designer Rob Ricketts.

Crispin Finn

Know Your Condiments & Everything Must Go / Crispin Finn, 2011

Lovely illustration & typography from Crispin Finn, a London-based duo who strictly adhere to a palette of red, white and blue at all times.

Friends of Type

Friends of Type

Friends of Type is a pretty cool blog from Aaron, Erik, Dennis and Jason, four designers from the US, eager to experiment with fun bits of typography and lettering.

“This is a sketchbook, an archive, a dialogue. The posts are sketches and ideas on visualized language; a collaborative habit born out of the realtime interactions that made us friends in the first place.”