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#45 — Kern Flakes for Breakfast

What's great about maintaining this newsletter is how broad of a scope I can get away with what I mea
Coffee Table Typography
#45 — Kern Flakes for Breakfast
By Coffee Table Typography • Issue #45 • View online
What’s great about maintaining this newsletter is how broad of a scope I can get away with what I mean by “typography”. The more I try to focus the scope into typefaces per se, the harder it becomes to decouple them from everything else that shapes them: languages, words, the medium they’re delivered in, graphic design… technology. And so, indulging in a bunch of disciplines, briefly forgiving myself for being a generalist, typography became both the receiving and the connecting end of a plethora of communication fields.  
In actual news, you may have noticed The Guardian recently changing their entire Masthead, with a brand new redesign for their logo as well. Under Consideration wrote a very thorough review of the changes they’ve made, and I highly recommend a read.
Coca-Cola also revealed their new, custom made, typeface entitled TCCC Unity, an interesting geometric sans-serif that will be used for the company’s future design work. And don’t miss this beautiful roundup of the most beautiful and quirky numerals in typeface design, compiled by the good people at Typekit.
Last but not least, check out the gorgeous and refreshing work done at Modern Penguin Books, by Mathieu Triay.
Enjoy this week’s selection ☕

Designing a Font From Scratch — In 24 hours
The Scientific Case For Teaching Cursive Handwriting to Your Kids Is Weaker Than You Think
The Design of a Signage Typeface
An example of character differentiation, note the little serifs on the bottom
An example of character differentiation, note the little serifs on the bottom
And when the sign is hit by a car's headlights?
And when the sign is hit by a car's headlights?
You can even check out the photos Ralf himself took for his research, on signs all over Europe. The specimen of his Wayfinding Sans typeface is also a good showcase of some of the details he took into account when crafting it, don’t miss it.
Printmaking, Typesetting, and the Space Between Words
Typeface Du Jour ✍️
Apolline, from Jean F. Porchez
Apolline, from Jean F. Porchez
On the Coffee Scene ☕️
Honoré de Balzac’s Fifty Cups of Coffee
— Until next time 🤞,
Ricardo
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Coffee Table Typography

A love for words, letters, language—and coffee.
A digest of curated resources, articles and knowledge sharing about the beauty of typography; in design, on the web, or books.
You will read these over your morning cup of coffee, while the aromas of freshly ground beans are still in the air, quickly realising that words are beautiful and that you might need that second cup after all.

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