· David Berlow
SKETCHES · May 13, 2010
SKETCHES · April 29, 2010
Here is a quick drawing before I hop on a boat and head for Font Bureau’s annual meeting.
SEEN AND NOTED · April 27, 2010
For those of us who keep tabs on magazine redesigns, What’s been Worth Watching the past few weeks is TV Guide itself.
BEHIND THE SCENES, TYPE DESIGN · April 22, 2010
My friend Joanna sent me an email a couple of weeks ago saying, “I heard a news blip this morning that I thought was sort of fascinating.” She went on to quote the news item about the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s decision to switch to Century Gothic as the default for all printed campus e-mails.
“You should design a ‘green’ font,” she urged.
I began to respond with a dissertation about how there are plenty of so-called “green” fonts already, but it got me thinking.
As some news articles have noted, most fonts that are light in weight or ...More ...
SEEN AND NOTED, SKETCHES · April 14, 2010
A couple of weeks ago, I caught a screening of The Call of Cthulhu at my friendly neighborhood public library. H.P. Lovecraft, the author of the original short story, is something of a local hero here in Providence.
I drew the above lettering in my sketchbook while waiting for the show to begin.
Although this film adaptation was done in 2006, it’s a silent movie that appears as if it were made closer to era when the story was first published in 1928. There is an attention to detail that any typophile could appreciate—no anachronistic fonts in this production, at least as far as I could see. Check out the titles in the trailer for a taste.
NEWS · April 1, 2010
It could have been a lot worse but things are a bit wet at Font Bureau’s Rhode Island office this week.
NEWS, SEEN AND NOTED · March 29, 2010
Last week Fortune magazine unveiled a bold new look, spearheaded by creative director John Korpics. To herald the new direction, Korpics commissioned Cyrus Highsmith to draw a new logo for the nameplate.
Now entering its 80th year, Fortune magazine has had an illustrious history, often noted for its journalism and photography. A new logo needed to be distinguished, to demonstrate boldness, and to signal success.
SKETCHES · March 12, 2010
NEWS · March 11, 2010
Web Fonts Panel
Web Fonts Party
NEWS · February 26, 2010
[Excerpted from HOW magazine's February 2010 issue, used with permission from the author and publisher.]
Who says the serif is dead? Type expert Allan Haley bucks the sans serif trend, with a look at seven versatile new serif fonts you can add to your type wardrobe. One of them is David Jonathan Ross's Trilby.
Reversed-Stressed Slab Serif
David Jonathan Ross has had a long-standing affinity for the French Clarendon type style. One of his earlier designs, Manicotti, takes the style to its extreme. He said he reveled in exaggerating the "wagon-rut" tracks of horizontal weight distribution. In his ...More ...