Typography : The Type Desk


Kathryn Cho’s Typecast →

From Kathryn Cho comes Typecast: A Documentary on Swiss Design. Can’t wait to see it! Link from Design Observer

De Morgen Redesigns, from Tabloid to Berliner →

Belgian’s broadsheet De Morgen—won Europe’s best designed newspaper in 2004—gets a redesign to a larger format with full color and new typography. The new typefaces are Gotham for section headers and the flag, Capitolium for headlines and body text, and ITC Conduit for summary decks, photo credits, graphics, etc. Link: News Designer

Call for Entries: Iranian Proverbs →

5th Color organizes Iranian Sayings, The Third Iranian Typography Exhibition 2006. It will be held at the Tehran Gallery, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran on June 8–21, 2006. Call for entries link

RIP Richard Eckersley →

“Good design is the process of solving the problem posed by the manuscript.”—Richard Eckersley Richard Eckersley, an award-winning graphic designer who introduced unconventional typography to staid-looking university-press books, died on Sunday at his home in Lincoln, Neb. He was 65. — New York Times

Monotype Clones Frutiger For Microsoft →

Microsoft will be using a font named Segoe UI, for their new Vista operating system. Agfa Monotype created Segoe UI for Microsoft. Agfa Monotype claims to have designed it, but it’s actually a copy with minor modifications of Linotype’s Frutiger Next font. In January 2004 Microsoft applied to register multiple designs of the font with the […]

Serif vs. Sans Serif →

Serifs or no serifs? What’s your vote? Sans serif type is superior for legibility and should be used whenever possible before using serif type. Visually, serif type is more appealing than sans serif type. Affording more opportunities, it should be used in place of sans serif type whenever possible. Both serif and sans serif type can […]