FS Emeric






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.

Replica Type Specimen


I have a thing for type specimens, they get my juices flowing.

This specimen booklet of Norm’s excellent typeface LL Replica is incredibly detailed and beautifully designed. The specimen documents the entire design and development process of the typeface, as well as the problems encountered during the process. The booklet also includes a complete character map.

Designed by Norm
28 pages
Format 216 x 288 mm
Printed in 4 spot colours by Druckerei Odermatt, Dallenwil/Switzerland
Price CHF 36.- (incl. postage and packaging, worldwide)

The Replica Specimen book was printed in a limited edition of 500 copies and is available from Lineto.com.

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Die Neue Haas Grotesk


I found this Flickr set of the super rare Die Neue Haas Grotesk type specimen book. For those of you that don’t know, Die Neue Haas Grotesk was the original name for Helvetica. You can get a glimpse of the book in the film Helvetica when Matthew Carter shows off his copy. It was also on display at the MOMA as part of an Helvetica exhibit.

What I would do to get my hands on a copy.        

Akkurat Specimen 1-7

Akkurat Specimen 1-7

I hate it when I find out about an item that I really want after it’s already sold out. The Akkurat Specimen offered by Lineto and designed by Laurenz Brunner is one of those items. The first edition is sold out and no longer available but they’re currently considering a second revised and extended edition. If you would like to get your hands on a second edition as much as me, shoot them an email and maybe if enough of us request it we can get our hands on a copy.

The «Akkurat Specimen 1-7» package contains 4 booklets showcasing all seven cuts in various sizes and settings. They are punch-cut for easy storage in standard folders. By way of an ingenious folding technique, each booklet unfolds into a poster sized 390 x 600 mm.

4 booklets 150 x 195 mm, wraps and stickers.
2 colour offset printing with spot varnish.
Comes in a special foil-blocked sturdy cardboard envelope for safe delivery.

Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies by Calff & Meischke and Verhil Foiledruk, The Netherlands.
Designed by Laurenz Brunner

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