Theo Rosendorf : The Type Desk

About Theo Rosendorf

Theo reports on design and typography from Atlanta. A graphic designer, Theo is Creative Director of Article, a boutique agency with an acute focus on typography. He is author of “The Typographic Desk Reference (TDR),” a reference on the typographic forms of Latin-based writing systems.

Monocle Magazine referred to the TDR as a “Vital Life Improvement” and called it “... a fascinating peek into the mind of our art department.”

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29 December 2013

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RIP Bill Stumpf

RIP Bill Stumpf →

”…there is more risk in copying than there is in innovating. In other words, there’s more risk dwelling over gratuitous differences than there is trying to create real differences.“ Bill Stumpf, Co-Designer of the Aeron Chair, passed away at 70, on August 30, 2006.

Helvetica Wall Hanging

Helvetica Wall Hanging →

Check out this Helvetica wall hanging from babygeared.

Helvetica, The Movie

Helvetica, The Movie →

Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. The film was shot in high-definition on location in the United States, England, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France and Belgium. It is currently in post-production and is slated to begin screening at film festivals worldwide starting in early 2007.

Monotype Acquires Linotype GmbH

Monotype Acquires Linotype GmbH →

Monotype said it has bought Linotype, part of German firm Heidelberg. So, now Monotype owns Helvetica and won’t need to clone it. Oh wait, they already did that.

The Thermochromic Egg

The Thermochromic Egg →

The UK’s Lion Quality is to start producing eggs with temperature-sensitive thermochromic print to let you know when it’s cooked soft, medium or hard-boiled.

Beck Rocks His ASCII Black Tambourine

Beck Rocks His ASCII Black Tambourine →

Beck’s Black Tambourine video is made of ASCII text.