Category “Typography”

Dot Zero – Issue 1

Dot Zero Issue 1

Dot Zero Issue 1

Dot Zero Issue 1

Dot Zero was a quarterly by Unimark in partnership with Finch Paper that focused on the theory and practice of visual communication. Only five issues were published between 1966 and 1968, and Massimo Vignelli was the designer and creative director of the magazine. Vignelli wanted to make the design exciting, but simple, so he set all type in only two weights of Helvetica and everything printed in black and white.

Michael Bierut interviewed Vignelli about the magazine. Some nice insights on how the publication came about, and its production.

The folks at Rationale Design have made available a hi-res PDF of issue 1 of Dot Zero, and you can see some photos of issue 2 here.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.