Beautiful type friends, 👋
I can’t help but to start the first edition of 2019 without thanking every single one of my Patreons
who’ve been continuously supporting this newsletter. All the times (and there were plenty) I thought I couldn’t do this anymore, in all of them I thought about everyone believing in the newsletter with a dollar or two each month. That thought is very fuelling and keeps this typography work going.
So, dear Rik Ward, Aceler Chua, Aleksandra Runowska, Carlos Gavina, Chen Hui Jing, Gonçalo, Jacqueline Jensen, Menges Design, Pedro Almeida, Qi Xi, Rachel Baker, Rafael Conde, Richard Littauer, and Tzu Ching — my deepest gratitude for your vote of confidence 🙏
The talented people at Okay Type
have come up with a redesigned website
over the holidays, and with it even more typefaces, updates and licenses. Spend a little time paying them a visit, and as I always do, contemplating just how gorgeous Harriet Text and Display
There’s also one more addition to the stunning type arsenal over at v-fonts.com, this time by David Jonathan Ross
is an interesting type experiment for variable fonts, allowing you to control the slant independently
from the italicisation of the characters. Upright italics
never looked so good and made so much sense!
Still on David’s work, we have Output
, which is finally just about to be officially released as I type these words. It’s such an elegant sans-serif, I highly encourage you to play around with it and read David’s notes on it.
Marcin Wichary wrote about a magnificent Twitter thread
on “the ghosts of technology in today’s language” that’s a must read (and maybe even memorise) for any language aficionado. A fantastic reminder that language shapes how we talk about our actions, and of just how long they can stick around even after they don’t make much sense anymore.
I’ve accidentally stumbled upon a Kickstarter project, Ithaca Scrollery
, which promises to bring back… scrolls. Scrolls! Sort of medieval scrolls, but not really. If you feel like reading a few classic titles in a surprisingly portable scroll format, check them out.
And lastly but not least, I completely forgot to feature Noemi Stauffer
’s (who I had the pleasure to meet over the holidays 👋) own article on the best new type foundries of 2018
. A great read with tons of bookmarkable
May your 2019 be full of character, and only lacking in lame and pretentious typography puns.