Tag Typography



A new font family from my favorite type designers Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones was released today. They made Gotham, Obama’s campaign font.

H&FJ is delighted to introduce Vitesse®, a new slab serif in twelve styles.
Slab serifs are one of typography’s most vibrant categories, yet they remain dominated by two ancient forms: the nineteenth century Antique, and the twentieth century Geometric. Both are vital and living genres—we’ve explored each of them, in our Sentinel and Archer type families—but what of the twenty-first century slab? Vitesse revels in the tension between organic letterforms and mechanical grids, and offers designers a distinctive new voice that’s suave, confident, and stylish. Engineered for responsive handling and a sporty ride.

No Sweat Brunch, MMX


McKenzie suggested we cook No Sweat style breakfast for our shared meal. McK’s worked at the Sweat for a few years and can make anything on the menu. She bought ingredients for four different dishes—Stumbo, Toad, BLS, Counterpoint—and we offered or diners the choice.

I got to play waiter, serve coffee, make toast and bring orders back to Cookie. My other contribution was to lay out a quick menu before we left, but nothing compared to McKenzie’s skillet skill.

Drawn Type: Kayce Lomas


Via Kitsune Noir:

Kayce Lomas created this awesome little alphabet made up of random textures that correspond to the letter. So as you can see in the top image The A is a sea anemone, the B is Barnacles, the C is clouds and the D is diamonds. This isn’t a new idea but it’s a well-executed one and I think she did a great job of giving these letters a lot of character. I really love the N, which I think is a nest, and the Q which I think is made of quartz.

To see more of Kayce’s type experiments you can click here.

Daily Drop Cap: Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische is an extraordinarily talented type designer and illustrator. She had an incredible project going that I recommend to anyone even casually interested in design. Daily Drop Cap is a site where Ms. Hische posts one impeccable and unique capital letter (in repeating alphabetical order) every day and makes them available to use just like this one, as a beautiful drop cap. Her attention to baroque decoration nears the detail of another favorite, Marian Bantjes. (Check out her Nabokov cover: Transparent Things.)


She was an intern at Louise Fili’s design studio for a few years and is responsible for some of their beautiful work including these winners.

How long can she keep up designing theses letters a day? She’s half way through the third cycle as I write this, I can only hope she keeps going. If you’re interested in seeing more of her stuff, check out her professional portfolio and her blog—she has even more to impress you with there.