The Type Desk

The Making of Neon Signs

‘Every neon sign has a “start and stop position,” a point on each letter where a tube begins and ends. I’ve just learned how a signmaker chooses this point, and it’s something I’d never have guessed.’

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Posted by on April 3, 2014
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Type Rules! 4th Edition

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The latest edition of Type Rules! is on the shelves and it was worth the wait.

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Posted by on March 27, 2014
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To Helvetica and Back — 77 Years

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[Skip this first paragraph if you already know the basics of Helvetica. It’s just the facts and maybe a little dry.] Neue Hass Grotesk was designed by Alfred Hoffmann and Max Miedinger for the Haas’sche Schriftgießerei (Haas Type Foundry) at Basel Switzerland in 1957. In 1960, the name was changed to Helvetica, stemming from Helvetia which is Latin for Switzerland.

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Posted by on March 6, 2014
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Danish Typographic Style

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In 2001 I attended the ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale) conference in Copenhagen (København if you’re a Dane).

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Posted by on February 13, 2014
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The Castan Font by Carter Wong

Carter Wong for Howies

This looks like it was a fun little project.

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Posted by on February 6, 2014
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The typographic work of Alex Fowkes for Sony Music

Photo of Alex Fowkes working on a mural for Sony Music

Alex Fowkes designed this great mural of Sony Music’s history, illustrated with mostly type.

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Posted by on January 31, 2014
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