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We recently released U8, a new typeface designed by Anton Koovit that has taken him through the Berlin subway system to research the signs used on the line 8 (U-Bahn 8 = U8 as it is called in Berlin).
Below is the slightly more formal presentation text, as well as some images.
Also note that all our typefaces can now be downloaded in trial versions.
Don't hesitate to give them a try.
We are very pleased to present the latest addition to our growing collection of retail typefaces: U8, a new geometric sans serif, with seven weights, designed by Anton Koovit.
Anton started U8 as a research project about the Berlin subway system signage and particularly the U8 line that connects the northern borough of Reinickendorf with Neukölln in the south of the city, through the Alexanderplatz junction. His goals were to restore a piece of history, research a link between the DIN and Bauhaus, and translate the lettering of individual handcrafted station signage into a formal typeface. Apart from the regular weight’s upper and lower case, glyphs such as numbers, and other weights, had to be created by the designer, allowing for his contemporary interpretation. The result is an early modernist typeface, with wider proportions than most common geometric sans, a strong character, and a clean design. Initially intended for display purposes, U8 has proven to work well in text sizes. The typeface comes with a full character set for western and eastern european languages, and a number of OpenType features such as ligatures, smaller figures for text, tabular figures and fractions. Italic styles will also be released in a few months.
Recently, I'm following a course to become a graphical designer. As a task for my course I have to search information about 2 typeface designers: Campbell Jerry & Jacquette Cynthia.
The problem is that it's very hard to find some information about them. I even consulted the national library here in Belgium... nothing...
Now my question is: Is there anyone who heard of these typeface designers before or is in the possesion of some information, links, etc.?
If somebody could provide me some info, I would be very thankfull...
(by the way: sorry for my bad english)
Now that I've been reading this amazing site for about a year I'm finally making my first (official) post.
I am a graphic designer from Helsinki, Finland, and increasingly enthusiastic about type.
Here is something that suprised me today:
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe.
Some on this list might be interested in the article I just wrote for The Magazine about the typography of ebooks and design for the screen – or rather, for a plethora of screens:
Although The Magazine is subscription based, non-subscribers can read the full text of one article a month.
I’m brand new to the forum but in need of some help!
I designed my own business card while I was still at university, and was pleased with it at the time, but it is beginning to show it’s age!
The card consisted of a rendered 3d letter “e” with a black background (see below). On the right side of the card, I wrote my name and details in white with Magneto for my font. It’s just not doing it for me. I am a video editor/3d animator living in London. I want to convey a modern, smooth image, without being too “out-there” for the average person that I might give my card to. I am still generally happy with this background image, but I welcome any and all advice in regards to colours, layout, font (ESPECIALLY font), etc.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to help me!
I have to rebuild this logo for school and want to know what font this is, thank you
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Čuvati od dohvata male djece.
I'm working on a European product label with 4 languages slapped on there. The corporate font is Helvetica Neue, but the Desktop Publisher is telling me I have use Myriad Pro due to it's support of this specific language (Bosnian, I think)
Any tips would be helpful. I'm inclined to hire a typographer to make these characters for us if they don't exist...
This is what happens to Helvetica when you import an AutoCAD drawing into CorelDraw X3. Other fonts do the same thing, only in their own special way. The text is still text and can be edited and it’s wonkiness changes as size changes, getting less distorted as it gets larger and on the “Clear Transformations” command it shrinks down to an undistorted 1/10000 of an inch or so.
this isn’t an issue for me, since any time I import an AutoCAD drawing to work on in Corel, I blow all the text away anyhow. I just thought it’s kind of intriguing - Perhaps as an automatic grunge font generator. AutoGRUNGE?
What do you think these typefaces are? the sans looks like Meta, not sure about the serif..
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Dream job time. Reading Uni are looking for a lecturer in typography and graphic communication to join their eponymous department:
Ahhh, if only...
Not any of the usual suspects...R and ! are the obvious giveaways.
Thanks in advance,
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In the 1960s I was marking up copy as a type specifier in an advertising typography house in LA when they closed shop. One of the items I was able to take with me was a 1923 ATF specimen book that I'm now offering for sale on ebay:
It has been well used and shows some signs of wear, but it is in excellent condition considering its age.
This is an invaluable reference volume for any serious digital age designer.
I've placed quite a few images of various pages of the book on my ebay listing, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask.
A new pixel font for Flash MX from Underware.
Does anybody know of a very well designed daily planner / calendar organizer
that they would recommend? This would be greatly appreaciated thanks.
Hello, this is Matt Willey's Timmons typeface, I love this font as well as MFred. Are there any similar fonts on the market? I don't think these are for sale.
I need to recreate the waynes world top 10 babe list and i am in need of the font for the title and the list names. can yall guide me in the right direction please? thank you.
I found this wonderful font in my current Communications Arts magazine (the 50th anniversary one) and am dying to use it for a book I'm designing. I can't find it anywhere, so I implore the wise minds of Typophile. Thank you for you help!
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What are your feelings on stretching type?
(realising I may be shot for saying it)
I've always been told by graphic design puritans, that it's a no-no, and tried to follow these rules in my own work. I see a lot of stretching, embossing, drop shadows various 'filter effects' in my neck of the woods, which makes me cringe, or am I being too harsh?
Of round about 50 OpenType Features Adobe InDesign CS2 supports about 16. Does anybody know if the planed InDesign CS3 release will support more?
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I am a first semester Design student from Mexico looking for visual reference for late 19th century types and letterform designs.
I was fortunate enough to find some good listings (and samples of the most popular ones like Kismet and Nymphic) by John F. Cumming, Hermann Ihlenburg and from the Mackellar Smiths & Jordan foundry. On the latter I was particularly pleased to find this web site ( http://cgm.cs.mcgill.ca/~luc/mackellar/ ) which list a good number of types featured in the “The Compact Book of Specimens”.
Now my problem is that I have yet to find any sort of on-line visual reference for a lot of these, as some don’t seem to have been digitalized yet (to my knowledge). I found quite a few ’variations’ though but not much examples of the originals.
Seeing as this is a good place to ask for assistance I humbly request any sort of URL with data or images of letterforms and typefaces from that period, as I will be trying to list them for part of a presentation by image example, name, year of patent and designer.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you very much.