Posts Tagged with “type”

Bernard Series 1227

Bernard Series 1227

Bernard Series 1227

Bernard Series 1227

Bernard Series 1227

Bernard Series 1227

I wrote about Bernard’s beau­ti­ful cycling kit a few years ago, and now they’ve released a new design with the Series 1227.

The series includes short sleeve jer­sey, bib shorts, wind vest and arm warm­ers, and are all made in Italy.

Founder and designer, Bran­don Sin­cock, explains the design:

The new kit is an evo­lu­tion of the orig­i­nal design – work­ing with sim­i­lar ele­ments, and a shared design sen­si­bil­ity, but fur­ther explor­ing lay­er­ing & the over­lap­ping of ele­ments as they wrap around the body, and tran­si­tion from front to back. As well, color and typog­ra­phy are always key ele­ments in our designs, and the way the designs play within the con­text of a rider’s unique posi­tion on the bike.

I’m a cyclist, and it’s hard to find cloth­ing that is really well designed, and func­tional. Looks like Bernard is on the right track.

The great pho­tog­ra­phy is by Jor­dan Clark Hag­gard.

Site Tweaks

Hey folks, I made some changes to the site, the biggest being the type­face. The site is now set in Lexia, a clean slab serif by Ron Car­pen­ter for Dal­ton Maag. I’m a sucker for a nice slab serif, and Lexia is easy to read.

I also applied some color, using a dark blue as the pri­mary, and I did some minor visual clean-up.

Enjoy.

Neue Haas Unica

Neue Haas Unica

Neue Haas Unica

In the late 70s, Haas Type Foundry com­mis­sioned Team ’77 to cre­ate a new sans-serif that com­bined the great qual­i­ties of Hel­vetica, Univers and Akzi­denz Grotesk. They came up with Unica, which was released in 1980.

Work­ing from prints of Hel­vetica, Univers and Akzi­denz Grotesk, the trio iden­ti­fied, com­pared and eval­u­ated the finest of details, cre­at­ing a new-generation sans-serif that elim­i­nated the imper­fec­tions of its pre­de­ces­sors. “Unica was designed to be dif­fer­ent,” said André Gürtler; “sharper than Hel­vetica, warmer than Univers, cleaner than Akzidenz.”

Because of legal dis­putes, Unica has never been avail­able as a dig­i­tal type­face. Now it is.

Mono­type has just released Neue Haas Unica, a full dig­i­tal set designed by Toshi Oma­gari. It is also avail­able as a webfont.

Great to see clas­sic type­faces get­ting a fresh new life in the dig­i­tal age.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Neue Haas Grotesk

Neue Haas Grotesk

Font Bureau has cre­ated this won­der­ful mini-site all about the excel­lent type­face Neue Haas Grotesk. It explains the his­tory of the face, along with a nice sec­tion on its fea­tures and what makes it dif­fer­ent from Hel­vetica. An instant valu­able resource.

Bosh Magazine

Bosh Magazine

Back in 2007, the cre­ators of the motor­cy­cle mag­a­zine DicE included a 16 page skate mag­a­zine called BosH in the mid­dle of it. The mag­a­zine fea­tures images that spanned the early days of skat­ing, and also inter­views with skate leg­ends like Steve Olson and Duane Peters. BosH only lasted 3 years, but it seems to me like it was one of the best skate pub­li­ca­tions pro­duced in a while. I really love the cover designs and the use of min­i­mal pho­tog­ra­phy, and the type is perfect.

Via Ian Claridge