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Font Men

Font Men is a short doc­u­men­tary, directed & pro­duced by Dress Code, about Jonathan Hoe­fler and Tobias Frere-Jones, and their world of type. Obvi­ously shot before their pub­lic break-up. Really nice motion graph­ics, too.

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Post Grotesk

Post Grotesk

Post Grotesk

Post Grotesk is a sans-serif type­face designed by Josh Fin­klea as a con­tem­po­rary ver­sion of the tra­di­tional grotesk sans-serif. Post Grotesk is avail­able in four weights in roman and italic, with built-in small caps.

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Fira Sans

Fira Sans

Fira Sans is a type­face designed by Erik Spiek­er­mann for the Fire­fox OS. Fira Sans is avail­able in four weights with cor­re­spond­ing ital­ics: light, reg­u­lar, medium, and bold, and is free to download.

You can down­load the spec­i­men here.

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Wim Crouwel — Het Nederlands Kamerorkest

Wim Crouwel

A poster or cat­a­log cover designed by Wim Crouwel some­time dur­ing the 60s. Perfection.

Via AGI Open London

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Type Only

Type Only

Type Only

Type Only

Type Only

Type Only

Unit Edi­tions con­tin­ues to impress me. They con­tinue to pump-out these high-quality books with great work. The newest book Type Only looks like it’s awe­some. Designed by Spin, and edited by Tony Brook, Clau­dia Klat and Adrian Shaugh­nessy. The book cel­e­brates type unsup­ported by illus­tra­tion or pho­tog­ra­phy. Type Only fea­tures the work of over 100 graphic design­ers from Aus­tralia, Bel­gium, Czech Repub­lic, Fin­land, France, Ger­many, Italy, Nether­lands, Nor­way, Poland, Por­tu­gal, Ser­bia, South Korea, Spain, Swe­den, Switzer­land, UK, USA.

Want.

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Archive

Archive

Archive

Archive is a beau­ti­ful type­face designed by The Entente, that is now avail­able through Colophon. What’s unique about it is a small indent on the top and bot­tom of each serif.

The font is avail­able in nine cuts — Roman, Roman Italic, Semi­bold, Semi­bold Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Extra Bold, Extra Bold Italic and Mono. The Stan­dard ver­sion con­tains Latin-A sup­port. The Pro ver­sion includes a full set of small caps (includ­ing accented small caps), dis­cre­tional lig­a­tures, addi­tional typo­graphic alter­nates and num­ber styles as well as Cen­tral Euro­pean, Cyril­lic and Greek lan­guage sup­port. Sup­plied in Open­Type format.

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FS Emeric

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Font­smith has released a lovely new type­face called FS Emeric. Design stu­dio, Believe in, han­dled the the cam­paign, which con­sisted of a beau­ti­ful type spec­i­men book­let, and a series of stu­dio posters from stu­dios like Pen­ta­gram, Build, NB Stu­dio, Hey, Bib­lio­theque, and Non For­mat. Each poster has been designed with one spe­cific weight of the FS Emeric type­face. Screen printed onto 175gsm Col­or­plan stock and hand num­bered, each poster has a lim­ited run of 50.

YES Poster

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YES is Build’s sec­ond on-demand print poster. It’s a high-quality dig­i­tal print on Hah­ne­muhle Matt Fine Art Smooth Photo Rag Bright White 310gsm stock. It’s design by the always tal­ented Michael C. Place, and is avail­able in A0-841x1189mm, A1-594x841mm, and A2-420x594mm sizes. Grab on here.

To Have And To Hold

Vintage Bags

Sorry for the silence. Sandy took out my power, so haven’t had much inter­net access. I hope every­one in the NYC area made it through the storm ok.

Now for some design good­ness. To Have And To Hold is an awe­some Tum­blr that fea­tures a col­lec­tion of paper bags from the 70’s and 80’s. The col­lec­tion is part of the Pre­ston Poly­tech­nic ephemera archive and is housed in their Library. Pretty cool.

Via ISO50

Herb Lubalin: American Graphic Designer 1918—81

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Here’s another gem from Unit Edi­tions. A lim­ited edi­tion mono­graph fea­tur­ing the work of Herb Lubalin. This book cov­ers Herb Lubalin’s, from his begin­nings in adver­tis­ing, to his sta­tus as one of the most influ­en­tial graphic design­ers of the last century.

The book is edited by Adrian Shaugh­nessy, Tony Brook and Alexan­der Tochilovsky, and designed Spin.

Numerografía Numbers

Numerografia

Some­thing really beau­ti­ful about these num­bers. It’s prob­a­bly because I’m a sucker for schematic draw­ings. They were designed for a Yorokobu mag­a­zine sec­tion called “Numero­grafía”. Designed by a Span­ish designer who goes by the name of Wete.

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La Fabrique Typeface

Colophon La Fabrique

Type foundry Colophon have released a new heavy sans-serif type­face called La Fab­rique. It is avail­able in a sin­gle weight in a lim­ited edi­tion of 100 copies. To accom­pany the release of the type­face, a set of A0 seri­g­ra­pher posters were pro­duced and a 12 page A5 booklet.