typefaces : The Type Desk

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Inside the office of Hoefler & Frere-Jones →

A highlight of 2013, this video was part to a presentation of the AIGA 2013 Medal awards for which Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones were awarded.

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Doyald Young, Logotype Designer, 1926–2011 →

A tribute to the late Doyald Young.

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Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition →

In 1906, a small university press in Chicago published its standardized typographical practices.

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Detail in Typography by Jost Hochuli →

Hands down, Hyphen Press has the best typeset and thoughtfully bound books on type.

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8 Faces by Elliot Jay Stocks →

“Printed on heavy stock, with a foil-blocked cover, and pressed at just 2500 limited editions, each issue is a true collector’s item. 8 Faces will be more at home on your bookshelf than in your magazine rack. Who said print is dead?”

Capucine by Process Type Foundry →

“Although Capucine defies traditional categorization, it sits in a genre we are drawn to as users of type: a face with distinct personality able to straddle the worlds of both text and display with ease. In this context it should come as no surprise that its designer was born and raised in France, a country whose type history is rich with successful instances of such attempts. From Auriol and Grasset – typefaces that became symbolic of the Art Nouveau style – to the iconic designs of Roger Excoffon in the 1950s and 60s, French type designers have often tried to fulfill the requirements of efficient text setting while retaining a gestural quality. Like many of its French predecessors, Capucine is driven by the eye rather than geometrical dogma, bringing a warmth and liveliness to the page.”