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 […]

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, […]

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 […]