Typography Part 1

For the first time on Visualizing Architecture, I am bringing in a new voice to help discuss some important graphic design related topics for the upcoming design of Portfolio Volume 05. Matt Uminski is a really good friend and encyclopedia of knowledge when it comes to graphic design. He has extensive experience in branding, print, and environmental design projects. Matt has worked with a range of public, institutional, higher education, and real estate clients on developing compelling brands that translate into real-world applications. He currently works at Sasaki in Boston. You can see more of his personal work at studiooffset.com (http://www.studiooffset.com)  

Portfolio Volume 05: Typography Part 1

By Matt Uminski   Today’s post is about typography, and specifically type that will be used in the upcoming Portfolio Volume 05. The topic of typography is broad and can get overwhelming fast. However, if used correctly,
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Google and Monotype collaborate on font that spans all written language

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        International font company <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/monotype/">Monotype</a> has worked with <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/google/">Google</a> to create one <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/fonts/">typeface</a> that can be used by everyone in the world, writing in any language (+ movie). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/10/06/google-monotype-noto-font-biggest-typeface-all-written-language/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

A Book That Takes a Fresh Look at Classic Type

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                                The Kansas City and San Francisco-based <a href="http://willoughbydesign.com/" >Willoughby Design</a> has designed a book that lets you explore brand-new typefaces that were created to represent &#8220;new classics&#8221; for today&#8217;s typographic design. The interactive book, <em><a href="http://willoughbydesign.com/project/neenah-paper-classic-promo/" >Fresh Takes on Classic Type on CLASSIC® Papers</a></em>, features six typefaces, along with the stories behind them, by six different creators that range from emerging to notable.
Neenah-Fresh-Takes-Classics-Type-2 The firm worked with paper brand Neenah and printed the book on a variety of CLASSIC® Papers that will keep the reader engaged with each page. Besides the typography, the book has graphic design, traditional offset and UV printing, four-color imagery and spot color, foil stamping, spot thick UV, embossing and debossing, and die-cuts. While the book isn’t for sale, you can get a free copy from a Neenah rep. Neenah-Fresh-Takes-Classics-Type-3 Neenah-Fresh-Takes-Classics-Type-4-JESSICA-HISCHE Artist: Jessica Hische (artist and speaker)
Typeface: Buttermilk & Brioche
These two bakery-inspired typefaces, Buttermilk (smooth and wholesome) and Brioche (proper and
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Five Favorites

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The only thing better than modern architecture is artistic renderings of said architecture. Henrique Foister created a series of bold, colorful posters for The Guardian, addressing the future of commercial buildings. Head to his site to see the time-lapsed night and day version. Image from Refinery 29 You’re never too old to live in color!… Just ask Refinery 29—they say so. Image from Behance It’s fun to find cool design that’s also available for all… This Kanji font, designed by Pedro Azedo is free for download! Interestingly, this font style was inspired by (and named after) adopted logographic Japanese characters. Image from Fubiz There is no shortage of love for the new Netflix hit, Stranger Things. So, naturally artists have been working to work create some pretty cool fan art, like this one above by Serafina Anelli. Image from Behance This hand-drawn Adidas logotype, by Jeremy Schiavo, features some incredible detail. It’s also a beautiful example of how a great
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Fiona O’Leary designs pocket-sized font detector

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        <strong><a href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2016/graduate-shows-2016/">Graduate shows 2016:</a></strong> <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/royal-college-of-art/">Royal College of Art</a> graduate Fiona O'Leary has designed a prototype gadget that can identify the font used in any book or magazine (+ movie). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/07/14/spector-tool-fiona-oleary-pocket-size-font-detector-graduate-show-2016-royal-college-of-art/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Monotype overhauls London Underground’s 100-year-old Johnston typeface

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        International font company Monotype has brought the London Tube's 100-year-old <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/typography/">typeface</a> into the 21st century, adding the hashtag, at sign and lighter weights more suitable for digital use (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/06/27/monotype-update-transport-for-london-100-year-old-johnston-typeface-underground-tube/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Sebastian Wrong’s Font Clock “wakes people up with a real crack” at midnight

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/mostloved/"><strong>Most Loved:</strong></a> London designer <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/sebastian-wrong/">Sebastian Wrong</a> reflects on living with the distinctive sound made by his 2007 Font Clock for <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/established-sons/">Established &amp; Sons</a> in the latest movie in our exclusive video series. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/05/24/video-interview-sebastian-wrong-font-clock-established-sons-wakes-people-up-with-real-crack-most-loved-mini-movie/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>