The idea to write this post came from many “live” typography examples in various blogs from all around of world. I’m quite a big fan of “live” typography posts. It’s always interesting to see what kind of typography you can find in others cities. Letters tell the story about the city history, culture and age.
Sweet video about Letterpress
In episode 2 of Off Book, typeface designers Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones outline the importance of selecting the right font to convey a particular feeling. Graphic designer Paula Scher talks about building identity in messaging, while Eddie Opara uses texture to create reaction. Infographic designers Julia Vakser and Deroy Peraza map complicated data sets into digestible imagery, mixing color, graphics and type
“Linotype: The Film” is a documentary about Ottmar Mergenthaler’s amazing Linotype typecasting machine and the people who own and love these machines today.
Erik Spiekermann talks about the history of FontShop
A Monotype Imaging video of Robin Nicholas, creator of Arial, discussing his creative inspirations, favourite typefaces and thoughts on the evolution of fonts.