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Veronika was invited to speak at the TDC
in New York, coming month, 12th April. She will discuss her collaborative work within TypeTogether on type designs conceived for intensive editorial use. The focus will be on the complex issues behind technical, historical and theoretical aspects of these typefaces. How they are set, printed and read. Go to TDC website
If you are in the area please come and join.
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José & Veronika have been invited to speak at this year's Ampersand conference
in Brighton in June. It is the second edition of the successful one-day event on web typography bringing together the industry’s leading thinkers and designers from across the worlds of type and web design.
The popular Typographica blog is back with its well curated review of "Best typefaces of 2011". The invited group of people to review their choices of typefaces ranged from writers, educators to type designers and type users. This year, we are happy that two of our typefaces were selected. Claus Eggers Sørensens choice was Capitolium News 2
by Gerard Unger, and Abril
by Veronika Burian & José Scaglione was selected by Tim Brown.
, by Wolfgang Homola, is being publicised as contemporary interpretation of Futura in the book "Futura. Une gloire typographique", by Alexandre Dumas de Rauly, Michel Wlassikoff, Norma éditions, 2011.
Apple released iBook 1.5
, the new version of its mobile e-book reader application. Users will take advantage of a wide range of upgrades over previous versions, including an improved selection of fonts that includes the award wining Athelas
. Designed by José Scaglione and Veronika Burian, Athelas
is an attempt to go back towards the beauty of fine book design, inspired in Britain's literary classics. It takes full advantage of the typographic silence, that white space in the margins, between the columns, the lines, the words, the lettershapes and finally, within the characters themselves. It is a typeface with open counters, elegant curves and graceful serifs.
The Association of Visual Communication Designers of Buenos Aires announced a lecture by José Scaglione on November 25. The talk, entitled Designing typefaces: from concept to reader, revisits the logics behind TypeTogether's conceptual take on type family production, and explores the delicate balance between aesthetics, functionality and technical factors that is necessary in type design.
The Gestalten Verlag selected TypeTogether to feature in their recent release of Type Navigator: The Independent Foundries Handbook
, edited by Jan Middendrop and TwoPoints.Net.
It is a very nicely designed and well structured handbook of the best independent sources for quality fonts; an indispensable tool for designers, consultants, agencies, and their customers of modern fonts. In addition to all the valuable information about the foundries, a CD with 100 free typefaces accompanies the 320-page book.
See some images here
We are very happy to announce that our typeface Pollen
, by Eduardo Berliner, received the ISTD Premier Award
for outstanding typographic achievement.
It is a very honorable recognition by the UK based International Society of Typographic Designers. It specifically acknowledges typographic excellence across a broad range of design disciplines.
"Hacer Diseño Hoy 4" confirmed yesterday that José Scaglione will be a panelist at the Typography roundtable at the conference. The other panelists are Miguel Catopodis, Marcela Romero and Pablo Cosgaya, and they will discuss several topics related to the theory and practice of typography and type design in Latin America. "Hacer Diseño Hoy" is a yearly conference organized by postgraduate students at the UNational University of Rosario. Click here
to see a full programme.
Issue number 3 of Diseña, a graphic design magazine published in Santiago de Chile, features Jose Scaglione's newest article, "Four hand type design". Diseña is published by Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile under the direction of renowned designer and educator, Ma. Ximena Ulibarri. The magazine is beautifully designed and printed, with almost 200 pages covering a range of topics related to graphic design. In his article, Scaglione describes TypeTogether's colaborative design scheme and he presents the concepts that served as basis for the new font: Abril.
Acclaimed writer and typographer Jorge De Buen Unna has released his new book "Introduction to the study of typography" (ISBN978-84-9704-589-6), a text book that is bound to become a must-have aid to graphic design educators and students in spanish speaking countries. With his usual exquisite writing, Jorge provides detailed insights into the theory and best practices of using typography. José Scaglione collaborated on the second part of the book, dealing with the basics of typeface design.
We are very pleased to announce that two of our typefaces, Maiola
, by Veronika Burian and Capitolium News 2
, by Gerard Unger, were selected in the Letter.2 type competiton. 53 entries were selected out of 561 submissions. Letter.2 aimed to provide a broad snapshot of the global state of typedesign of the past decade. You can see the other winning entries here
WebInk recently launched a Photoshop plug-in
that allows users to work directly in Photoshop with webfonts, without having to buy a separate print license. This is a great tool for the designer's workflow in preparing mock-ups and experimenting with webfonts. Most of TypeTogether webfonts
are accessible via this service.
It is in Beta right now, available for free.