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Featured Fonts

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Six must-have font familes. All available from ILT. And a bonus free font too. The post Featured Fonts appeared first on I Love Typography. typography featured fonts

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Steven Heller’s Font of the Month: Bangel

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Naming a typeface is like naming a newborn baby, kitten or puppy. The name either must reveal heritage or suggest personality.

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Make the Letter Bigger

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Decorated or illuminated initials were an important part of medieval manuscripts for a thousand years. From luxurious gold and silver letters to plain drop capitals, they functioned to illustrate, commentate, and adorn the text.

The Month in Type: May 2022

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Our monthly roundup of type news and design inspiration. It's all here! The post The Month in Type: May 2022 appeared first on I Love Typography. typography

21 New Foundries Join ILT

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. One year ago today, ILT launched its own font store. Our mission is to create a healthy and creative ecosystem for the creators and users of type. Meet the new foundries! The post 21 New Foundries Join ILT appeared first on I Love Typography. typography ILT Fonts

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Steven Heller’s Font of the Month: Ambicase

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. In 1958 Bradbury Thompson developed the ‘monoalphabet’, a type whose distinctive concept was that uppercase and lowercase forms were identical.

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Steven Heller’s Font of the Month: Pufff

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Follow Steven Heller as he takes a closer look at a counter-less wonder called Pufff. Designed by Rob Keller, this brilliantly bloated beauty hits all the right notes. The post Steven Heller’s Font of the Month: Pufff appeared first on I Love Typography.

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The Month in Type: Feb 2020

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Our monthly roundup of fonts, typography, and graphic design news and inspiration. From Pimp my Wordle and missing webfonts to interviews, must-read books, and design trends — all in the Month in Type.

A Year in Type

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. A year ago we launched I Love Typography’s font store, entering a crowded marketplace dominated by a few big players with very deep pockets. Read about our first 365 days! The post A Year in Type appeared first on I Love Typography. typography ILT Fonts

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The Year in Type

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. What a year! There is much to bemoan in 2020 2021, but the never-ending year was still an inspiring one in type. This issue of the Month in Type takes a look at some of the highlights of The Year in Type. Enjoy!

Typographics Festival: An interview with Cara Di Edwardo

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Typographics is a design festival that takes place every June in New York. A regular feature in the calendar of any type lover, it feels like it’s been around for much longer than it actually has.

Fonts to Fall in Love With

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. In last week’s newsletter we looked at some of the fantastic fonts released during out first Font Fashion Week. In this second part, we introduce you to six families that we’re sure you’ll want to get to know better.

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Steven Heller’s Font of the Month: Astronef Super

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Join Steven Heller for this special episode of Font of the Month as he takes a closer look at Astronef Super, a playful, bold, and brilliant new font family from designed by Jean François Porchez.

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Schotis Display font family

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Schotis Display is the companion to Schotis Text and is meant to be used in headlines, in subheadings, and other large size settings. Its design is inspired by 19th-century Scotch Romans, but has a thoroughly contemporary look.

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The Month in Type: January 2022

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Apparently, it’s now the year 2022 AD! I hope that you were able to decompress over the holidays and New Year, and that you’re now in good health and good spirits. If you missed last month’s edition, be sure to check it out. We named it The Year in Type.

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Layfort font family

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. The brand new Layfort font family takes its inspiration from Art Deco typefaces and crosses that with a dash of industrial flavor to arrive at a distinct typographic voice.

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The Month in Type: Nov. 2021

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Jony Ive’s name will forever be associated with Apple and the iPhone. But what’s he been up to since leaving Apple? Would you believe this is the work of Ives?

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My Favorite Fonts of 2021

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. The year 2021 was mostly memorable for all the wrong reasons. And it feels like I published last year’s favorite fonts list about ten years ago! However, 2021 wasn’t a bad year for type design.

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What serif typeface would go well with Proxima Nova?

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. For our first Font Fashion Week, type designer extraordinaire, Mark Simonson, spoke about his new typeface Proxima Sera , the long-awaited companion to the world-famous Proxima Nova. Here you can watch the video or read the illustrated transcription below.

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Font Fashion Week

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Font Fashion Week is just around the corner! It’s a brand new series of free online events organized by I Love Typography to celebrate the latest trends in type design. The post Font Fashion Week appeared first on I Love Typography.

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Steven Heller’s Font of the Month: Valvolina

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Evoking past, present and future, the geometrically glorious Valvolina with 'its bizarre yet engaging assemblage of contrapuntal shapes' is the topic of this fifth episode of everyone's favorite type column.

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Fantastic New Fonts

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. During our first and hugely successful Font Fashion Week, we saw the release of 12 new font families. Today we feature half of them — from fonts that can sing and dance to those with a typewriter pedigree, and fonts that sparkle! Buckle up!

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Steven Heller’s Font of the Month: Show

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. In this sixth episode of Font of the Month, Steven Heller takes us on a geo-historical journey from Modernist manifestos and 19th-century wood type to the brightly painted handcarts of Buenos Aires, Argentina — to trace the origins and inspiration for Huy!

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Steven Heller’s Font of the Month

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. In this debut issue of our new monthly column, design legend Steven Heller takes a look at René Bieder’s Magnat font family.

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Fonts in Focus: Palast

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Hannes von Döhren, award-winning designer of the expansive Brandon superfamily, has teamed up with Bernd Volmer to produce yet another typographic hit with the release of the splendid Palast superfamily.

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Ask ILT: Fashion Fonts

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. In episode one the new Ask ILT series, I answered, What’s the difference between Grotesque and Neo-Grotesque? In episode two we ask, Why do fashion brands and magazines use so much Bodoni & Didot?

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Bodoni Egyptian Mono

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. In a landscape filled with thousands of typefaces, Bodoni Egyptian Mono is an unexpected design that mixes together wildly divergent DNAs. We interviewed its designer, Nick Shinn of Shinntype. The post Bodoni Egyptian Mono appeared first on I Love Typography.

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Celebrating women-led foundries

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. I Love Typography launches a mentorship program for women-led (or co-led) foundries.

Typefaces for Human-centered Branding

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. If typography is the voice of a brand, what sort of typeface would fit a human-centered one?

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Steven Heller’s Font of the Month: Nicholas

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. In this seventh episode of Font of the Month, Steven Heller goes back to the future with Nick Shinn’s magnificent Nicholas typeface family.

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Women of Letters

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Women of Letters is the first in a new series of short interviews.

Fonts in the Twilight Zone

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Among my favorite kinds of typefaces are those that don’t fit neatly into predefined or existing categories; those that dip their toes into more than one genre, or take their cues from disparate historical periods.

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Steven Heller’s Font of the Month: TheStencil

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Who doesn't love stencil fonts. In this third episode of Font of the Month, Steven Heller dives into Lucas Fonts’ TheStencil typeface family. So what’s so special about these new stencil fonts designed by Luc(as) de Groot? Read on to find the answer.

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An Interview with Ulrike Rausch

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Ulrike Rausch is an author and award-winning type designer based in Berlin. She’s also the designer of one of my all-time favorite handwriting typefaces, the beautiful and authentic, LiebeHeide.

My Favorite Typefaces of 2020

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. After a decade, ILT's annual Favorite Fonts list is back.

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Talking about type

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. After more than 50 years, the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) chose to dump the Vox-ATypI font classification system. Why the breakup? And does it really matter? Is there anything to be gained by devising replacement systems?

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Hot new fonts

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. This month’s hot new fonts include a voluptuous space-aged sans from Jean François Porchez, plus two new gems from Beasts of England that take us from the roaring twenties through the psychedelic 70s, and into the present day with aplomb and pizazz.

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Black Print

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An introduction to early African American print culture; its authors, editors, journalists, printers and publishers in America. From protest pamphlets to the first Black newspapers and books. The post Black Print appeared first on I Love Typography. typography america typographic firsts

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Welcome to the family!

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. When we launched our store back in June, we did so with 40 indie foundries. Today, just five months on, we’re thrilled to announce a second cohort of 21 foundries and more than 200 font families.

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Steven Heller’s Font of the Month: Boucan

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Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Join Steven Heller for this special episode of Font of the Month as he takes a closer look at the brand new Boucan, an innovative, playful, and brilliant new font family from Malou Verlomme.

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