Futura Gold animation

Futura Gold animation

Futura comes to life in superb animation by Chris Gavin. I’ve never been a huge fan of Paul Renner’s iconic typeface but I’m not letting that get in the way of my admiration for Chris Gavin’s sparkling new work, the animated adventure mini-series “Futura Gold”, in which Chris uses glyphs from the font for every […]

Type Matters!

Type Matters!

Joe Graham reviews Jim William’s book, published by Merrell.     What a cover! Publishers Merrell please take a bow for committing to such a stylish and lusciously soft black leather flexi binding with moleskinesque ribbon placeholders and elastic closure. This is tantamount to pure typographic titillation as you caress the embossed reversed type and […]

Rollerscript fonts: more genius from G-Type

Rollerscript fonts: more genius from G-Type

New Rollerscript type family raises the bar for handwriting fonts. Type designer Nick Cooke has released an ingenious new handwriting font family called Rollerscript via his G-Type foundry. Available in 2 styles, Rough & Smooth, it’s the perfect solution if, like me, your handwriting has gone to the dogs and you’re searching for the most […]

Fresh Morrisons fonts by Typespec

Typespec has produced a suite of custom fonts for Morrisons via their creative agency Coley Porter Bell. The new M Savers entry level branded products now feature colourful illustrations beneath a quick and quirky type style designed by CPB’s Craig Barnes and developed by Typespec. The instant popularity of these designs together with Morrisons’ focussed […]

Metro Newspaper Re-design

The “world’s most popular free newspaper” instigated a design overhaul in December 2011 after typographic research and consultancy from Typespec. More than 1.3 million copies of Metro are distributed across 50 UK cities each weekday, making it the world’s largest free paper and the third biggest in the UK. The paper features a mix of […]

Creative Match Residency

More typographic opinions (or should that be ‘rants’) by Typespec can be found at the popular creativematch.com website where Joe Graham is the resident type contributor. Expect commentaries on ad campaigns, new logotypes and corporate identities, in fact almost anything given a typographic branding. Recent submissions include 2012 type trends, plus new British Gas and […]