What’s New Archive 2012

The Note by Oded Ezer

Oded Ezer's conceptual video The Note marks new direction for his experimental work. Created for exhibition Bad Design.

FontBook in Your Pocket

FontShop International announced that the new version of the award-winning FontBook is available in the App Store today for just 99¢.

Wrap issue 6: 'Nordic Lights'

Take a closer look at some of the fantastic winter inspired illustrations, wrapping papers and features that can be found in the new issue.

Multilayer font Blu

An easy-to-use chromatic font by Leo Koppelkamm. Includes an InDesign plugin which takes a lot of pain over working with multilayered fonts.

New Type Foundry: Monokrom

Monokrom is a small independent type foundry based in Norway, founded by Frode Helland and Sindre Bremnes.

Marat Sans with 80% discount

A clean and lively sans serif typeface. The entire family contains of 27 styles & weights and includes many OpenType features

Information Design Workshop

Interesting students' works from the "Information Design Workshop" with Dan Boyarski, Cieszyn, 2012.

AZ Project

AZ Project proposes to describe the evolution and the fundamental approaches to international graphic design from its inception until today.

Out now: Slanted #20 – Slab Serif

Slanted Magazine #20 – Slab Serif is entirely dedicated to the early 19th century born Egyptienne, Slab Serif, Square Serif or Mécanes.

New website of Parachute

Parachute type foundry wins red dot grand prix 2012. Check new fonts and a brand new website.

FontLab Studio 5.2 for Windows

FontLab Studio beta 5.2 for Windows with new features and hundreds of bugfixes. Free upgrade for all Windows users of FontLab Studio 5.

Support Works That Work

Works That Work is a new design magazine that looks beyond mere portfolios, a magazine dedicated to inspiration and observation, to conditions and contexts.

ScriptSource updated

Website of the ScriptSource project (Writing systems, computers and people) was recently updated, several new features were added.

75 Tools for Creative Thinking

A brand new card set that stimulates your creative thinking in various stages of any process or situation where new ideas are desired.

The Water We Eat

An animated infographic story about how much water we eat every day. Designed by Angela Morelli.

Wrap Magazine #5

Wrap is a magazine that comes with five double-sided pull-out sheets of unique wrapping paper. Find out more about issue five...

First Open Source from Adobe

With name Source Sans Pro is available first Open Source font from Adobe. Font author Paul D. Hunt was inspired by News Gothic.

Delivery Service for designers

The new service of OpenBrand allows you to send perfectly documented and nicely presented designs to your clients at the speed of light.

Typographische Monatsblätter online

This website is derived from an exhaustive research on the Typographische Monatsblätter (TM) focussing on the issues from 1960 till 1990.

decodeunicode Movie

The movie shows each and every Unicode 6.0 character: 109.242 characters in total. 2 hours and 31 minutes.

TransType for OS X 10.8

TransType is now Mountain Lion Compatible. All you have to do is browse to the updates page and download the file.

TYPO is coming to the iPad

Check our very first digital issue for free. Download now at App Store. We look forward to receiving your feedback.

Graduation Guide for Design Students

This book is the perfect gift for all design students who embark on their most stressful year in design. Check online preview.

Save 94% on TransType Pro

Universal font converter now available online (Windows only). Prepaid rental starts at US$9.99 for 24 hours.

Out now: Slanted #18

Slanted #18 – Signage / Orientation focuses on the ups and downs, the lefts and rights, the stops and go's, the Kiss+Ride and many more.

New Book: Design in Questions

In 2009, Ruedi Baur, Design2context, and the renowned Elisava School of Design in Barcelona launched a call for “Questions on Design”.

31 % discount on Rosetta fonts

Rosetta Type Foundry offers 31 % discount on all Cyrillic fonts. Some end up to be cheaper than the Latin-only versions.

Experiment and Typography: new URL

A project mapping experimental works by Czech and Slovak typographers has a new address: experiment-and-typography.org.

GDFB2012 Poster Project

Participate in the open call by designing a poster and sending it in before June 25th. The 5 best designs will be selected and exhibited.


It'll be nice - fonts.com @Fontscom. Check it out!

FormTwentyOne exhibition/book

An exhibition and book celebrating the 21st anniversary of Form – the influential London-based branding and design studio.

Typo at Coverjunkie.com

We love Coverjunkie.com blog, a celebration of creative covers & their ace designers. Now they feature the latest cover of Typo Magazine!

Hiiibrand Awards 2011 Winners

Hiiibrand, an international design awards, announced the winners for 2011. Check the awarded brands, logos and packaging.

House Catalog No. 62

Eight different covers, five custom-mixed inks, six envelope patterns, several tactile French Paper treats… that is House Industries Catalog.

The story of Wayfinding Sans

Read the story on the development of the signage typeface Wayfinding Sans Pro by Ralf Herrmann at ilovetypography.com.

Don't buy font in a poke

Test font without buying it? Of course with FontGazer InDesign plug-in.

David Březina on Gujarati

Award-winning Czech typographer takes on Gujarati. Listen to an interview at Radio Praha (in English).

Handmade Type

A typographic experiment that explores the relationships between upper-case letters and lower-case letters, and the transformation between them.

FontShop: Adobe PhotoShop Plugin

Designers can now test out 150,000+ fonts in any Photoshop document. The plugin is still in beta and user feedback is very welcome.

Greta Sans by Typotheque

Greta Sans type system explores a multidimensional continuum of possibilities, going beyond the relationship between weight and width.

ISType 2012, Istanbul, Turkey

ISType 2012 Transmit: a lecture and workshop series devoted to encouraging typographic literacy in Turkey. Registration is now open.

Out now: Slanted #17

The Slanted issue # 17 – Cartoon / Comic is packed cover to cover full of naratives and typographic explosion!

Tablet Gothic

A new release by TypeTogether: Tablet Gothic delivers the sturdy, straightforward and clean appearance expected from a grotesque.

ED Awards: the last 2 days

Wednesday the 7 March is the deadline for your submissions in the European Design Awards 2012. You still have 2 days to submit your work.

Adelle Font: 81% off!

Adelle Heavy and Heavy Italic are available at a special price of $25 at Mightydeals for 7 days only.

European design. Still exploring?

A conversation with ED-Awards founder Demetrios Fakinos. Published on Friday, 24 February at Eye blog.

Vladimir Yefimov passed away

Type designer Vladimir Yefimov, co-founder of Paratype, passed away yesterday, Yefimov produced about 60 original type families.

Creative Characters: Andrij Shevchenko

An interview with Andrij Shevchenko, type designer from Berdyansk, Ukraine, was published as part of the MyFonts Creative Characters.

ED Awards – deadline extended

The submission deadline has been extended. You are now able to submit your work and complete your payments by March the 7th at the latest.

Why I switched from FontLab to Glyphs

Ralf Herrmann explains on his blog why he switched. "Glyphs lets me concentrate on the design of my fonts, not the engineering part."

Our Favorite Typefaces of 2011

A popular overview of new typefaces published annually at Typographica website. 50 selected typefaces from around the world.

Peter Biľak: a new website

After 10+ years, Peter Biľak has a new website. Designed by Slovak designer Ondrej Jób (urtd.net).

ED Awards 2012 now open

The site is currently open for entries to the European Design Awards 2012. The deadline is set for February 29th, 2012.  

Stephen Banham: Characters

Cultural stories revealed through typography. New book by Australian typographer Stephen Banham, published by Thames & Hudson.

Ivar Sakk: Aa kuni Zz

A huge book on the history of type design was published in Tallinn, Estonia. 448 black & white pages written by Ivar Sakk. In Estonian only.