Posts Tagged With typography

Bree

The font Bree was designed by TypeTogether founders Veronika Burian and José Scaglione who created the company to release new innovative types of typography into the market. This font in particular was released in 2008 and received a big new update in 2019. This update edited and added new shapes as well as new weights…

Blenny

The Blenny typeface was designed by Spike Spondike from Dalton Maag. Spondike’s inspiration for Blenny was her trips to the beaches at St. Leonards in England. The font has a vintage, sea-faring theme that was inspired by the beachside.  I chose this typeface to represent me because of its bold lettering and curvy edges. I…

Fira Mono

I chose Fira Mono to represent me because it is the precursor to one of the most widely used programming fonts. In 2013, Erik Spiekermann (designer of FF Meta, a popular typeface in the 1990’s) was commissioned by the Mozilla Foundation to develop a font for the Firefox mobile operating system. The Fira typeface has…

Taurunum Ferrum Iron

The font “Taurunum Ferrum Iron” was designed by Nikola Kostic. Nikola’s father, Zoran Kostic, began making fonts in the 80’s and 90’s. Nikola followed suit which led to the Taurunum font family to be made in the 2000’s. The only other font in this family is called “Taurunum Ferrum Steel” which looks similar to the…

Cinque Donne

Cinque Donne means “Five Women” in Italian. It was named in honor of Debi’s sisters as well as the group of five “Club Girls” that she has known since she was fourteen years old. Also, it honors all the women who continue to show up in their lives and the lives of those they love.…

Is the Ordinary too ordinary?

The Ordinary is a skincare company that has become very popular over the summer of 2020 through social media outlets like Tiktok and Youtube. It’s growth in popularity can be related to the mandated quarantine as people found themselves at home with an ample amount of time on their hands. But perhaps, one of their…

“Memoriam”- “Memoriam Pro Headline Regular”

I gravitated to the typeface “Memoriam”, specifically “Memoriam Pro Headline Regular” when looking for a typeface that defined me. The typeface was designed by Patrick Griffin who is an art director and co-founder of Canada Type, the studio where this font was made. According to Adobe Fonts, New York Times commissioned the font to use…

Indie Flower

The Indie Flower Typeface was designed by Kimberly Geswein in collaboration with Google Fonts. I could not find the exact date the font was created, but multiple sources pointed to its origin being around 2016. It is free to use via open source license. Geswein describes her font as carefree and open with rounded edges.…

Sneakers

Neil Summerour created this font in 2005, and released it in 2006. Since then, Neil has been wanting to revamp the font to a new, more modern, version. He finished “Sneakers MAX” in 2019 and released it the same year. Neil has produced about 60 typeface families and plenty more custom ones for clients around the…

Acier BAT

The Acier Bat font was designed by Cassandre, also known as Adolphe-Jean Mouron in 1930. He was born in the Ukraine but his parents were French. He settled in Paris in 1915 and went to school at the Academie Julian. After he finished his schooling to make money he started designing posters. Here is when…

The Chicago Typeface

About the Chicago Typeface Among the most important projects undertaken by graphic designer Susan Kare, who is known for her early work at an emerging Apple Computer, was her typographical work. She was responsible for designing the default system typeface for the Macintosh, which was the typeface whose character defined the first contact with personal…

ART AGAINST AIDS | Dan Friedman

ART AGAINST AIDS is one of Friedman’s later works, made in 1987. This work was made for a coalition of artists and galleries to have an exhibition to raids money to benefit the American Foundation for AIDS Research. From what I can gather about Friedman and his personality, he most likely did this poster for…

Ulm und Basel | Dan Friedman

Dan Friedman had his postgraduate education split between too very different graphic design schools, Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm and Allgemeine Gewerbeschule Basel.[1] Ulm was a high modernist institution while Basel was more intuitive and exuberant.[2] While teaching at Yale, Friedman used his knowledge of the two extremes of design to help formulate projects for his…

Wolfgang Weingart

Wolfgang Weingart is known for his experimentation in typography, becoming a significant figure in its international development in the 1960s, 70s, and onwards. He is not only recognized for his skills as a graphic designer, but as an instructor. While working at the Schule für Gestaltung Basel, he influenced his students to be more experimental…