History of the Doves Type®

History of the Doves Type®

  A Brief History Of The Doves Press Type Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson along with partner, photographer and engraver Emery Walker, established the Doves Press in 1900 by the banks of the River Thames in Hammersmith, London. Cobden-Sanderson’s stated intention for the Press was, ‘to attack the problems of Typography’. Preparations for the new venture had […]

ArtyType Specimen Book

ArtyType Specimen Book

  Internationally renowned designer and illustrator James Marsh has published a limited edition specimen book for his Sanzibar Pro typeface featuring 26 self penned animal verses, one for each letter of the alphabet. Designed in the style of a children’s book with adapted illustrations sourced from an ultra-rare 17th Century scrapbook, it reflects the symbiotic nature […]

Timmons NY font

Timmons NY font

  TIMMONS NY has been graciously donated to the BuyFontsSaveLives campaign by designer Matt Willey in honour of his father Nick who was taken by cancer in 2011. This narrow and muscular headline font, designed by Matt with assistance from A2-Type’s Henrik Kubel, was originally conceived for a Jazz FM booklet created by Willey in […]

Recovering The Doves Type®

Recovering The Doves Type®

  BBC journalist Tom Beal’s background piece and interview with Robert after the discovery was announced. Rewind 4 months, to the first three pieces found by Robert Green, lower case v, i & e, discovered after only 20 minutes at low tide under Hammersmith bridge in October 2014. They had probably moved no more than […]

Organon Fonts

Organon Fonts

ORGANON has been kindly donated to the BuyFontsSaveLives campaign by G-Type’s Nick Cooke. Organon comes in both sans and serif styles and this charity volume contains 2 weights (Regular & Bold) from each family, 4 fonts in total. Buy this wonderful typeface in OpenType format and all proceeds will go directly to Cancer Research and Macmillan Cancer Support. Click the Purchase […]

MFRED font

MFRED font

MFRED has been donated to the BuyFontsSaveLives campaign by designer Matt Willey in honour of his father Nick who was taken by cancer in 2011. This much sought after headline font, designed by Matt with assistance from A2-Type’s Henrik Kubel, was originally drawn for ELEPHANT magazine, then subsequently used in Matt’s PORT magazine. It has […]

Heseltine Fonts

Heseltine Fonts

  The Heseltine typeface family was originally produced as a gift from Haymarket Media Group to Lord Heseltine for his 75th birthday. Kindly donated by Lord Heseltine to the BuyFontsSaveLives campaign, the typeface was designed by Paul & Pat Hickson in Text & Titling weights; italics were later added to mark his 80th birthday and enable […]

Laura Typeface

Laura Typeface

  When Paul Harpin’s niece Laura died of cancer at a criminally early age he decided to do what he could to raise funds and awareness in the fight against this ravaging disease. The former Haymarket Publishing Creative Director set about designing his first typeface and establishing the BuyFontsSaveLives campaign. The Laura type family is […]

Precious Sans Two

Precious Sans Two

Precious Sans Two: major reboot of original Precious Sans typeface.   Nick Cooke’s striking new sans serif type family, released in January 2014, is actually an extensive overhaul of an old one: his original Precious Sans typeface, first released back in 2002. Precious Sans Two is a welcome addition to the G-Type library, not only because […]

Civita font family

Civita font family

  Civita Fonts from Hoftype. An appreciation of Dieter Hofrichter’s Civita type family.   Every now and again a new typeface will appear that simply bowls you over with the beauty of its letterforms and overall construction. No mean feat when you spend as much time as I do pouring over type catalogues, font specimens, […]