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>

Squarespace + TypeKit = Kick A** Website!

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                                It would be hard to overstate my love of <a href="https://ad.atdmt.com/c/go;p=11237202404745;a=11237202404764;ev.a=1;idfa=;idfa_lat=;aaid=;aaid_lat=;cache=" >Squarespace</a> so I was eager to write about the Adobe&#8217;s Typekit and Squarespace integration. I can sum up my love of <a href="http://design-milk.com/squarespace-users-dish-design/" >Squarespace</a> in one simple sentence: I&#8217;m lazy and I like nice things. After fumbling with my own WordPress site, I made the switch to Squarespace in 2014 and since then have created three other Squarespace sites. So, yes. I am a bit of a fan girl. But I was a little less sure of what the Typekit integration meant so after asking some questions about how to access Typekit, I realized that it was so well integrated that I had already been using it and didn&#8217;t even know it. Apparently, web genius, I am <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-259036" src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2016/03/Proxima-Nova.png" alt="Proxima-Nova" width="560" height="301" /></div>
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A 1930’s Font Gets Revived as Wood Type & Digital Fonts

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                                In 2010, designer <a href="http://gowelsh.com/" >Craig Walsh</a> began working with AIGA Medalist Elaine Lustig Cohen in an effort to bring back a font that was originally designed by Elaine&#8217;s late husband, AIGA Medalist Alvin Lustig, in the 1930s. The font, originally called Euclid, has been refreshed over the last 5+ years by the two, and is now called <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1262074824/lustig-elements-font-wood-type-and-film" >Lustig Elements</a>.
Lustig-Elements-Font-4 Lustig-Elements-Font-2 Part of the revival, and their Kickstarter campaign, is releasing a series of prints and other goods with the Lustig Elements font. Their hope is to cut new wood type at the famed Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum for use in letterpress printing, while also developing new Lustig Elements digital fonts with P22 Type Foundry, to include Lustig Elements Regular, Lustig Elements Small Caps, and Lustig Elements Inline. And finally, they’re hoping to make a short film about the Lustig Elements font that features Elaine Lustig Cohen.
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Tobias Frere-Jones launches Mallory typeface following spilt with long-term partner

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        Leading American typographer Tobias Frere-Jones has released his first <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/typography">type</a> design since splitting with his business partner Jonathan Hoefler. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/12/02/tobias-frere-jones-mallory-typeface-spilt-jonathan-hoefler/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Monotype designs Eric Gill typeface using previously unpublished drawings

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        Type foundry Monotype has used long-hidden drawings by British designer Eric Gill to create the first new <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/typography">typeface</a> based on his work in more than 75 years. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/11/05/monotype-eric-gill-joanna-sans-nova-typeface-unpublished-drawings/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Neville Brody designs bespoke typefaces for Channel 4 rebrand

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        Graphic designer <a href="http://dezeen.com/tag/neville-brody">Neville Brody</a> has worked with in-house team 4Creative, director Jonathan Glazer and agency DBLG to create a new visual identity for UK broadcaster Channel 4 (+ movie). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/09/30/neville-brody-bespoke-typefaces-channel-4-rebrand-4creative-jonathan-glazer-dblg/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

25 Modern Calendars for 2015

Another year, another trip around the sun. Every December we still think it’s hard to believe that another year has gone by. Who knows where the time goes but it sure makes it more fun when you can document the days as they go by with a cool calendar. We rounded up the usual suspects and a few new ones to the queue as we take a look at 2015 calendars. 25 Modern Calendars for 2015 The CMYK Color Swatch Calendar 2015, by Peter von Freyhold, comes with 371 daily strips (already perforated), each with their exact CMYK values. As you tear them off each day, you can bind them (with the included screw) to create your own swatch book. Available from $50.83 USD to $67.83 USD shipped, depending on where it’s going, from The Bazaar. 25 Modern Calendars for 2015 in style fashion main art Category JP King designed another year of geometric, mid-century-ish designs in the perfect combination of fluorescent pink, blue, and yellow. $24 from Paper Pusher. 25 Modern Calendars for 2015 in style fashion main art Category Graphic art god Matt W. Moore has taken his mad graphic skills and turned them into a colorful calendar for 2015. Get one for $39 right there. 25 Modern Calendars for 2015 in style fashion main art Category Typodarium will give you a daily dose of typography while letting you keep track of the days with typefaces by 223 designers from 31 countries. Purchase through Slanted for €16,80. 25 Modern Calendars for 2015 in style fashion main art Category The Circular Calendar for 2015 is a cool design where the yellow circle displays the daily sun hours on latitude 50° north of the equator during the year. The extra rings mark the daily sun hours on latitudes 40° and 30° north of the equator. Get one for €24. 25 Modern Calendars for 2015 in style fashion main art Category Inkello is back for the 6th year bringing you a pocket-sized, matchbook calendar that’s handprinted on antique letterpress with a cover in either tomato red, yellow moss, blue raspberry, or charcoal brown. Available for $8. 25 Modern Calendars for 2015 in style fashion main art Category Avril Loreti makes a tea towel calendar every year, each one better than the last, with colorful, geometric imagery and hand drawn lettering. Get your own on Etsy for $25. 25 Modern Calendars for 2015 in style fashion main art Category Designed by Philip Stroomberg, The Cube Calendar turns the calendar into a new form that lets you tear off a card for each day. Every few days, a card with a quote about time pops up. Available for £22.95 from Design Museum Shop. 25 Modern Calendars for 2015 in style fashion main art Category From Julie Kostreva comes a limited edition letterpress and gold foil calendar print with geometric shapes that’s an exclusive with School House Electric. Only 100 are available for $33. 25 Modern Calendars for 2015 in style fashion main art Category Display time in a linear fashion with MAKE Collaboration’s Vertical, a large wall calendar with individual pages for each month. You even get 75 event stickers to add to important dates. $25.99. 25 Modern Calendars for 2015 in style fashion main art Category For the love of all things Polaroid, there’s the Poladarium 2015 tear-off calendar that reveals an instant photo every day of the year. Available here for €29,80. 25 Modern Calendars for 2015 in style fashion main art Category Using their signature red and blue ink, Crispin Finn released their latest 2015 Year Planner that’s an embossed, two color screen print. Available for £14. 25 Modern Calendars for 2015 in style fashion main art Category Dozi brings a wall calendar with 12 modern designs that will add some fun color to each month of your year. For sale on Etsy for $26. 25 Modern Calendars for 2015 in style fashion main art Category A Design Milk favorite – the massive Stendig calendar based on Massimo Vignelli’s 1966 design. Available from GNR8 for $39.95. 25 Modern Calendars for 2015 in style fashion main art Category JUST TYPE 2015 celebrates the font each month with looks back at the most distinctive and historic typefaces. Available now on Amazon for $12.43. 25 Modern Calendars for 2015 in style fashion main art Category Celebrating 10 years, Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar is back with a very special 2015 edition using the most popular phrases from every edition since 2006. Get yours for €39 / $45. 25 Modern Calendars for 2015 in style fashion main art Category We all know how satisfying it is to pop all those bubble wrap bubbles so getting to do it daily throughout the year with the Bubble Calendar sounds pretty damn fun, doesn’t it? Get one for $24.99. 25 Modern Calendars for 2015 in style fashion main art Category SNUG.TOYBLOCKS, designed by snug.studio, comes in pink, white, or black and features geometric blocks as the month number. Available for $19.10 via Etsy or €14.90 from snug.studio’s online shop. 25 Modern Calendars for 2015 in style fashion main art Category Ryan McGinness designs the Calendar To-Do List Pad every year featuring 365 unique drawings with space below for you to make lists or doodle. 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From Studio Hinrichs comes the 365 Typography Calendar, full of classic and revival typefaces, along with new ones, you can enjoy all year long. Available as a Desk Size for $29 or Super Size for $47 on Amazon.

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The Wandekalendar 2015 is a dual-sided calendar that hangs either horizontally (yellow) or vertically (black) and comes with 100 Post-it Notes so you can add important dates and reminders. Available for 19.50€ here.

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Designed by Snæfríð & Hildigunnur for Wrong for Hay, the Perforated Calendar 2015 lets you remove each day of the year as it happens. Available in Cream or Rose for 149,00 DKK from Hay.

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TYPE is a letterpress calendar that sits on your desk in an eco-friendly bamboo stand. Printed on a 1960′s letterpress, each month is printed twice, once in black and once in gray, to get the two-tone look. $39 with a stand or $24 for the refill from iSkelter.

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We’re all about supporting independent artists and with the help of companies like Society6, it’s a whole lot easier. The 2015 Society6 Artist Calendar is a limited edition of 1,500 units and each month features an original work of art. Only $20.

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Perfect for the minimalist, the 2015 Year Planner from Tom Pigeon lays out the year with plenty of space to write on each day. The two color planner is screen printed on a natural white paper giving it a clean look. Available for £20.00.