The Type Desk — News on Typography and Design - Part 2

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

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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

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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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The Old Printing Office

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The Old Printing Office by Frank Luther Mott is an account of Mott as a printer’s devil for his father’s small town weekly papers in Iowa.

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Posted by on January 23, 2014
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