Thursday, September 20, 2007

New blog

From now on, typeforyou blog will be at
See you there! ;)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Poll results

What should we change on typeforyou? Here are the results of the poll:

The design layout... (40%)
Interview someboy. (31%)
Font reviews would be nice. (25%)
Change to wordpress please! (18%)
Don´t bother (15%)

Thanks for your input. The results pretty much reflect what I thought also. If you have any more suggestions please send an email.
A new is being made, to be launched next week (yes, in wordpress).
Stay tuned...

Monday, September 10, 2007

Typography Kicks Ass

Brings the world of typography to the digital experimental world. Using Flickr images and flash, this site showcases messages from users using type photos from flickr.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Shopping/drinking type

Going shopping, or drinking type? Confused? Ok, you can see the video in,

Friday, August 31, 2007

Helvetica, stereotype and society

A video.

Red is not funny

Tyler Helms shows us how red is not funny.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

JG Ballard

JG Ballard covers by timeline.

With all ten fingers...

Great work from Chris Thompson, recently graduated from the glasgow school of art.
Lovely posters!

Hand Job - A catalog of type

Book by Mike Perry.
Check out the typography section on his site. Very nice work.

Matrix II

Matrix II

A redesign by Zuzana Licko

Matrix II is a complete reworking of the Matrix type family which was originally designed by Zuzana Licko in 1985. The redesign, which started in January 2007, was initiated by the need to create an OpenType version of Matrix. With the hood open, so to speak, Licko used the opportunity to make subtle changes and to fine tune many of the existing characters which were designed some 20 years ago. The contrast between thick and thin strokes was decreased in some instances, and overshoots were corrected. The width of various characters was adjusted and regularized. The cross stroke on the f was simplified on most weights. The design of the lower case g was revisited and an alternate single story version was designed and added to the OpenType version. Seven new fonts were also added to the family: a Semi Narrow, Semi Wide, Semi Tall, Inline Italic, and 3 weights of Italic - a less flamboyant version of Matrix Script. To clearly set this version apart from the original Matrix, and to avoid conflict with previous versions, its name was amended to Matrix II.

To read the full story behind the design and redesign of Matrix, please visit our website:

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Bringing akzidenz grotesk to the city

Tobias battenberg, from Germany, made a nice experiment with video projections in several buildings and structures in the city, about the font "akzidenz grotesk".
Akzidenz grotesk is known as a font that tolerates a lot, that holds out a lot - my plan was to get a proof by the font herself. the font demonstrated her character at its best.
Very nice, take a look.

Typography book

A book by Zeixs, covering the topics Letterdesign, Corporate Identity, Corporate Design, New Fonts and Experimental Typography, featuring more than 600 works from a wide range of international typedesigners, ilustrators and calligraphers.

125 x 125 mm, 700 Seiten / pages, ca. 600 Abbildungen / approx. 600 Images.
gepolstertes Hardcover / wadded Hardcover
Deutsch / English / Francais / Espagnol / Italiano

Friday, August 03, 2007

Meek FM - Type as Sound

Meek FM is an interpretation of type as sound. Using new software and the M.E.E.K. typographic synthesizer, the musician/designer develops sounds and typographic visuals in parallel. Meek FM will be premiering as an interactive installation at the Typo2007. The Meek FM team will also perform live at the Festival event.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Introducing Gina

See the Specimen booklet.
Read the story behind the font.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Stephanie DeArmond

Stephanie DeArmond
makes beautifull ceramics.
(Thanks to Valdemar for finding it.)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

India's News Calligraphers Do It on Deadline

The Musalman is possibly the last handwritten newspaper in the world. Four professional calligraphers spend three hours on each page every single day to put out this daily paper.

Source: Wired
Thanks Valdemar!

Monday, July 09, 2007

Incremental Leasing using CSS

Mark Boulton has a nice article over on his blog on incremental leading.

Also, don´t miss ‘Compose to a Vertical Rhythm’ from Richard Rutter, and the article on Baseline Grids, from a List Apart.

Source: Mark Boulton

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Paula Scher "Type is image"

Paula Scher, finalist of the National Design Awards for 2007 in graphics, shows how the type can be image, check it out.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Letterpress Matters

For you in London, don't miss the Letterpress Matters exhibition and workshops, 3-7 July 2007 at Camberwell College of Arts:

It is no coincidence that type was traditionally referred to as matter. In a time when the last generation of professionally-trained compositors are retiring, Letterpress Matters, as part of the Postgraduate Summer Show 2007 at Camberwell College of Arts, explores the inherent material nature of letterpress and celebrates its new possibilities in our ever more digitally-engaged contemporary culture.


The integrity of letterpress lies in its material and physical process. Therefore, involving the audience as much as I myself am involved in the hands-on printing process is crucial. So
come and join a guided tour of the letterpress workshop at our very own Camberwell College of Arts. With the rich history of the Camberwell Press and the technical expertise of Ian Primarolo, the letterpress workshop is now a rare and inimitable place.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


This is pretty interesting... Computer generated text, using a digitized manuscript font. The results are great and very beliveable:

FONTSELF is a type project about handwriting and drawn writing.

It provides the ability to create fonts that preserves the gestures of a given handwriting and the original look of the drawing appliance (ball-point pen, pencil, ink, paper, etc.).

FONTSELF proposes intuitive tools to create and edit bitmap font (scanned letters) as well as solutions to use them and exchange them.

You can even render a live news feed.

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