1952 – Bauen & Wohnen
Some great colorful page spreads in the 1950’s editions of the German journal Bauen & Wohnen (Building & Home). The use of the grid makes for a very modern design. Check out other page settings @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/joekral/sets/72157623765105760/with/4488365817/
by Erik Marinovich, from the always inspiring Friends of Type.
Thread type from edenspiekermann.
Balkan Sans, a new typeface that combines Latin & Cyrillic scripts.
Contemporary Thai type designer Anuthin Wongsunkakon featured on The New Graphic.
From the Inside, From the Heart
An interview with type designer Nadine Chahine on Arabic type and non-Latin scripts.
I AM SO TIRED OF YOUR EXPERIMENTAL SANS — The title pretty much says it. It’s a tumblr devoted to all those “experimental” typefaces that seem to blend together after a while.
Seeing a few of them next to each other, you can’t help but see a trend running through these kinds of typefaces; most are monoline, often monospace, with strokes crossing strokes all over the place. Kudos to the curator for including Paul Renner’s original designs for Futura in the mix for context.
Composer Nico Muhly on Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians.
From Public Radio International’s Bullseye with Jesse Thorn:
Nico Muhly is a classical composer who’s worked with a wide range of musicians, from high-profile composer Philip Glass, to Icelandic snger-songwriter Bjork to indie rockers Grizzly Bear. His opera Two Boys is set to debut at the Metropolitan Opera in the 2013-14 season. He talks to us about the song that changed his life — Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians.
Typecaster for Life.
(Too bad about the title typography, though…)
On typographer’s quotes and other languages / non-latin writing systems.
always very often excellent Typophile.
Lovely hand-lettering and logo work from Simon Walker.
Amazing typographic illustration for the NY Times op-ed page by Martin Venezky.
A short interview about the project here.
Wu-Tang Clan albums reimagined as Blue Note covers. Awesome, but not what we’re looking for.
A great poster by Wolfgang Weingart from when he visited RISD. I believe he made this poster in our own typeshop with our selection of type and ornaments.