What’s New Archive 2010


TYPO Magazine team wishes all readers and friends successful, happy and inspiring new year 2011.

Lato: new free open-source font

Visit http://bit.ly/latofonts to get the fonts. (Only Western characters for now. CE, Cyrillic and Greek will be added in 2011.)

New H&FJ OpenType Fonts

With the addition of our four juiciest type families, H&FJ's entire library of fonts is now available in the OpenType format.

Christmas subscription 10% discount

Subscribe TYPO Magazine until 23 December and get 10% discount and a gift certificate. Use 'XMAS2010' code during checkout.


Posterheroes is an international contest for social communication based on the theme of sustainable energy.

Graduation Projects – extended deadline

The organizers decided to extend the deadline for submitting works to the December 5. Don't miss it (CZ, SK and PL only).

Slanted #12 – Out now!

“Slanted #12 – Women, Typography, Graphic Design” is a stage for extraordinary and intelligent projects by women.

TYPO Berlin 2011 »Shift«

Registration Now Open. Take advantage of early bird registration. Book now and safe money!

Typotheque pocket calendar

The new-and-improved limited edition of the pocket-size, no-nonsense Typotheque calendar and sketchbook for 2011.

New website of Grafica

Grafica, independent design and communication consultancy founded in Barcelona in 1993, launched new website recently.

Veronika Burian @ Typeradio

Listen to the interview with type designer Veronika Burian at Typeradio. Recorded at the European Design Awards 2010 in Rotterdam.

OTMaster – hack your fonts

Fontlab and DTL have joined forces to release version 2.3 of DTL OTMaster, an OpenType table editor that reveals all the secrets of your fonts.

Type and Media 2010

This site is an archive of the work of the Type and Media 09/10 class at Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag.

Mapping Stereotypes

The geography of prejudice by Yanko Tsvetkov: Europe According to USA, Europe According to Poland, Italy According to Posh Italians…

History Remixer 2.0

News from type foundry Typotheque: new version of History Remixer out now.

A New Kilo of KesselsKramer

The follow-up to 2 Kilo of KesselsKramer, a brick-like tome that covered every piece of work produced by wilful Dutch communications agency.


A free php tool kit for presenting typefaces on the net. TypeShow is a stand-alone widget that integrates with your website.

Typotheque new website

Typotheque announced brand new website. Dynamic text samples, visual demonstration of OT features, font combinator...

Fonts.com: 25% off all fonts

Save 25 percent off all online font orders by using coupon code Z9RDR during check-out. Offer expires at midnight, Sept. 16th (PST).

Creative Characters

A collection of in-depth interviews with the most influential type designers. Edited by Jan Middendorp, published by BIS.

TypoMag – typography in magazines

TypoMag is dedicated to typography as used in magazines. By Laura Meseguer, published by Index Book, 192 pages.

Fonts.com Web Fonts is Live

More than 7,500 Web fonts, selection of non-Latin fonts and support more than 40 languages, installable versions of Web fonts.

Selected A

Selected is not an award, but rather, as its name suggests, it is a "selection" of the best European design projects of 2009.

Adobe Design Achievement Awards

By the close of the call for entries, a total of over 2600 works were submitted out of which 310 students were selected to move on as semifinalists.

Show Us Your Type: Hong Kong

"We would love it if you could collaborate with us for the latest edition of Neue Hong Kong." Deadline 23 September.

Typographer’s Glossary

A glossary of common type terminology and font related FAQ prepared by FontShop.com (English only).

Historical font applications videos

Little screencasts showcasing historical font applications which are no longer available (though for some, newer versions are available.)


The world’s largest monetary design award, INDEX:Award, invites the public to nominate for upcoming award cycle.

The Italic (type poster)

The poster by Priscilla Holmes continues the series with a novel treatment of the Italic - its Italian roots, English relatives, modern descendants…

Slanted #11 – Out now!

“Slanted #11 – Monospace, Typewriter” comes in revised structure and layout. Projects are confronted with each other, magazine sections overlap.

The Web Font Awards

The Web Font Awards will be a design competition for websites using Web fonts. Add your email address to find out more.

A Field Guide to Typography

Meet Your Type — a brief guide through the world of typography. Download free PDF from FontShop website.

OpenType myths explained

"Some light on this confusing subject", a text written by Ralf Herrmann about myths related to OpenType font format.

Oded Ezer: Face Type

Oded Ezer's Skype-Type is a new project influenced by the visual possibilities of Skype's video conferencing and social networks.

TYPO #40 is now hot off the press!

The 40th issue of TYPO is a continuation of the successful G4 project. It features 136 pages on design in the public space in Visegrad countries.

New Komfort mag is out (#4)

Komfort to Remember takes and opens up imaginary boxes with slides, mixes them together and tries to see connections within them.

The Helvetica killer

An interview Bruno Maag is so enraged by Helvetica that he has designed a typeface aimed specifically at wiping it off the face of the planet.

F. Mantecón Poster Competition

Graphic artists, design schools and universities are invited to take part in the 9th Francisco Mantecón International Poster Competition.

Comic Sans updated

Do we really need Comic Sans with old style tabular figures? A collection of fonts for Office 2010 by Ascender.

Ten Images for Ithaca Winners

Please check the following link for the winners, the merits, the honorable mentions, the finalists and The Absolut People’s Choice Award.

Berlin in Posters

A project adoring type & cities. More than 300 designers from around the world celebrate the city of Berlin.

iPhone UI Vector Elements

A collection of User Interface Elements from iPhone in Adobe Illustrator vector format. By Mercury Intermedia.

Talks from Brno Biennale

Videos from International symposium in Brno: lectures by Rick Poynor, Oded Ezer, R2, Karel Martens… Look for "záznam" links.

IE9 WOFF wow

Breaking news: IE9 will support WOFF font format. And what about Chrome?

Hinting Explained

A detailed article by Peter Biľak on hinting, the process by which fonts are adjusted for maximum readability on computer monitors.

How to build OpenType features

This article will give you a look behind the scenes of OpenType substitution features. By Martin Wenzel and Christoph Koeberlin.

Irma Boom: Biography in Books

This miniature book contains a complete overview of Irma Boom’s oeuvre, with commentary and more than 450 illustrations in 704 pages with printed edges.

Fontographer 5

Fontographer 5 for Mac OS X and Windows is a brand-new version of its classic font editing application, created with designers in mind.

Scuola Politecnica di Design Milano

SPD presents the new season of master courses in industrial design, transportation and car design, interior design, visual and web design.

Posters for all Lost epizodes

Check Gideon Slife's posters for every single epizode of the Lost TV series. 114 posters at Flickr.com.

BP Logo Redesign Contest

Help Redesign BP's logo! They need a NEW Brand. The design community and the general public will vote on the winner of this logo contest.

The ABSOLUT People’s Choice Award

Ten Images for Ithaca, for the first time, gives the opportunity to the audience to select its favourite poster.

The winners of Wolda 2009

The winners showcase along with the new edition of WOLDA 2010 is now online. Wolda 2010 operates in a completely NEW format.

Good 50×70

Ten days left to enter submissions to the 4th edition of Good50x70: the social communication contest closes on June the 12th.

ED Awards Winners 2010

The complete list of winners of European Design Awards. The jury price went to Strange Attractors Design (NL), best of show to Raffinerie (CH).

European Design Awards 2010

Follow our Twitter channel tonight and you'll be the first one who knows the names of winners of #edawards competition. Live from Rotterdam.

Martin Majoor lectures

Recordings of several lectures on typography by Martin Majoor are available online. In English, German and Dutch languages.

Typo Berlin Tweets

Follow our tweets at http://twitter.com/typo_en or check #typo10 to get latest news from Typo Berlin conference.

Typo @ Typo Berlin

Typo crew goes to Berlin. Expect everyday news from Typo Berlin conference and an extensive review and interviews in Typo #40.

Hakobo Artbook & Exhibition

HAKOBO GRAPHIC WORLD: The presentation of Hakobo’s (Jakub Stępień) artworks in Design Gallery, BWA Wrocław / Poland.

Adobe CS5 available for download

Adobe Creative Suite 5 final release (English version) now available for download.

We Love Nature Blooms

A picture font inspired by the beauty and variety of flowers in full bloom. It features 52 highly detailed, hand drawn bloom illustrations.

FontStruct 2.0

FontStruct was significantly updated. There are many new features: brick stacking, composite bricks, rotation, flipping...

What's up with fonts for CS5?

A list of fonts installed together with CS5 explained at Typblography. And a new font by Robert Slimbach: Adobe Text.

Russian Design Rating

Top 100 of Russian design rated by international jury. A project initiated by Russian gryphic design magazine [kAk).

Slanted #10 – Heavy Metal. Lovers

New issue of German magazine on typography. Slanted #10 looks into blackletter fonts and their modern applications.

10% off Typo in PDF

Take 10% off today's order. Enter code 'APRILFOOLS' at checkout at Lulu.com. This is a one-day only sale.

Ten Images for Ithaca 2010

Labels and social discrimination is the subject of this year’s international poster competition. Entries will be accepted until May 21.

Neue Barcelona

Explore the typographic expression of Barcelona at the Show Us Your Type website. The next city will be Berlin.

50% OFF Typotheque T-shirts

Karel Martens, Max Kisman, Irma Boom, and Catherine Zask designed special T-shirts for Typotheque. Now all these t-shirts with 50% discount.

TDC² 2010 Winners

The list of winning entries of The Type Directors Club type design competition.

History of History

Two years after releasing History, Peter Biľak reflects on the process of creating this skeletal font system.

Web FontFonts

More than 30 of the most successful FontFont families are now available as Web FontFonts, including FF DIN, Meta, Dax, and Kievit.

Death is not justice

Poster for tomorrow is launching plans for 2010 at the World Congress against the Death Penalty in Geneva.

Down The White Rabbit Hole

 “Down the White Rabbit hole” is the new AdmCom tagline…

Typosexual Mohawk by Oded Ezer

A humble homage to the British Punk movement: the Typo-mohawk, worn during Oded Ezer's talk at the London College of Communication last Friday.

Typotheque: Plan Grotesque

Plan Grotesque is a sturdy, unpretentious typeface for text of any kind. Designed by Nikola Djurek. 8 fonts, 4 weights, OT features.

Creative night and day

Are you also creative at the night? Cannot you live without your applications? Get yourself some creative pillows.

Photoshop 20th Anniversary

For 20 years, the world has used Adobe Photoshop to transform creative inspiration into nearly everything we see in print or online.

Adobe Design Achievement Awards

Call for entries: Enter in 12 categories in 3 media areas endorsed by the industry. Submissions close 4 June 2010.

Type Posters from Fontlab

Periodic Table of Typefaces, Designing Type, Type Terminology and History of Type. Type posters for your studios or classrooms.

José Mendoza y Almeida

A book by Martin Majoor & Sébastien Morlighem. José Mendoza y Almeida is the ‘godfather’ of French type design.

Font Aid IV: Coming Together

A font created for Font Aid IV to benefit the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. The font consists entirely of 400 ampersands.

Still time to enter the ED Awards

Today is your last chance to enter the European Design Awards 2010. The process is fast and easy. Deadline is at 23:59 tonight.

The Oscars of Type

A list of the best typefaces of 2009 composed by Ellen Lupton. Check the Best Actors, Visual Effects or Lifetime Achievement.

Good brand redesign

The new packaging of Crystal Light is remarkably restrained and sophisticated, even if it now falls under the all-white packaging trend.

ITC Stone Sans II

ITC Stone Sans II, redesigned type family by Sumner Stone. Two widths, six weights, in all 24 OpenType typefaces.

Please welcome our 1,500th fan

Typo Magazine group at Facebook reached 1,500 members today. Thank you for your support. We are working hard on the Spring issue.

World Urban Campaign Logo

UN-Habitat, is launching an international competition for the design of the logo for the World Urban Campaign. Deadline: March 31, 2010.

PT Sans Free Fonts

Russian type foundry Paratype developed modern sans serif family consisting of 8 styles (Latin & Cyrillic script).

Trends in Branding 2010

10 new trends that reflect some of the changes occurring within the branding world. From the blog by SALT Branding.

EU design is dreadful

Article is little bit idealistic, but main idea is unambiguous: the result of EU's year of creativity is only some bad logos.

Literary Images by Majid Abbasi

Selected book cover designs by Iranian graphic designer Majid Abbas from 2005–2008 in an online gallery.

TypoShirt One

Join the book TypoShirt One, the typography T-shirt compendium. Deadline to enter your submissions is 19th of March 2010.

Font Aid IV: A Call to Action

A project uniting the typographic and design communities in raising funds to expedite relief efforts in Haiti.

Verdana Pro & Georgia Pro

Macworld.com: The expanded Pro version of Verdana and Georgia is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2010.

Hong Kong Poster Triennial 2010

The Hong Kong Poster Triennial 2010 will honour the theme of 'Act‧Live'. Deadline for entries: 29 January 2010.

:output award – call for entries

:output is the biggest international competition for students in design and architecture. Grand Prix: €3,000. Deadline: 15 February 2010.

Show Us Your Type

An online magazine about Typo & Cities showing typographic works of collaborators from around the world.

New publications @ Typotheque

Australian graphic design magazine Open Manifesto and Typeface as Program documenting the results of workshops in type design.

2nd International Conference

The conference in Katowice, Poland "Responsibility in Graphic Design" started with two great presentations by Krzysztof Lenk and Angela Morelli.

Type Love 75

Another list of the best typefaces of the year 2009 published at designworklife blog. Two Czech fonts are on the list.

Merkwürdige Schriften – 2009

And the last of the tree German lists of the best fonts of 2009 – published by German blog Slanted.

Die besten Fonts 2009

Another list of the best typefaces by Christoph Koeberlin published at Typefacts (again, German only).

Die besten Schriften 2009

The best fonts of 2009 @ Fontwerk.com. A commented list of typefaces selected by Ivo Gabrowitsch (in German language only).

Top 10 fonts of 2009 at MyFonts.com

The MyFonts newsletter lists the year’s ten most successful typefaces from a variety of genres (based on sales).

ED Awards now open

Submissions for the ED-Awards 2010 may be entered from today until the 15th of February. Visit ED website for more information.

Ugly logotype of EU presidency

The horrible logotype of Spanish EU presidency will be used until 2011. It is a celebration of graphic mediocrity. Thumbs down.

INDEX: Design to Improve Life

The winners of INDEX:Award 2009. They show us, how design has the power to be part of the solution to major global challenges.

DTL OTMaster 2.0.0

A new version of DTL OTMaster (OTM) is available now. The functionality of OTM has been enhanced considerably in this edition.