Erik Spiekermann points his uncompromising spear of no-bullshit sagacity at the question “What is the future of typography?”
The history of typography, in a stop-motion animation made of 291 cut-paper letters and 2,454 photographs. Pair with a peek inside the sketchbooks of the world’s best type designers and 10 essential books on typography.
Equality Sans – a typeface for human rights, supporting the fight for marriage equality.
Among the growing number of translations we’ve received, we found it to be no coincidence that we were sent both Hebrew and Arabic translations at nearly the same time. We paired these languages with the hamsa, a non-religious symbol of protection, blessings, power and strength that is recognized across the entire Middle East.
A beautiful calligraphic hamsa version of the Holstee Manifesto, one of 5 timeless manifestos for the creative life, in Hebrew and Arabic by designer Josh Berer, with proceeds benefiting Seeds of Peace.
Cartographer Charles E. Riddiford’s family of typefaces designed in the early 1930s for National Geographic in order to improve the photomechanical reproductive qualities of maps.
“Do what you love and do it often.”
Hand-rolled through a letterpress machine and pressed onto paper derived from 50% elephant poo and 50% recycled paper, wholly biodegradable.
A brilliant series of minimalist typographic tributes to scientists and their discoveries by Kapil Ghagat (on Tumblr at bhagatkapil)
Best thing since these minimalist posters celebrating women in science.
Edward Johnston’s 1916 hand-drawn alphabet for the London Underground, the world’s first subway system, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.
Bembo’s Zoo - for his daughter’s first Christmas, designer Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich made her a bilingual alphabet book of animals constructed entirely out of the typeface Bembo