Trying to keep track of all the books I’ve currently got on the go.
Nora Ephron ‘Heartburn’
Will Eaves ‘Murmur’
Nell Dunn ‘Up the Junction’
Dan Hancox ‘Inner City Pressure: The Story of Grime’
Nick Triplow ‘Getting Carter: Ted Lewis and the Birth of Brit Noir’
Paul Stanbridge ‘Forbidden Line’
I think that might be too many.
About to start reading Emily Wilson’s widely-acclaimed new translation of The Odyssey.
Speaking of Fontsmith, look how clever their logo is:
Currently drooling somewhat over ‘The Library Book’, new from Fontsmith, one of my favourite type foundries. It’s the ‘definitive guide to [their collection] of over 500 fonts’ – more here: https://shop.fontsmith.com/collections/specimens/products/fontsmith-library-book #type #typedesign #typography
Also, there’s a gorgeous-looking ltd edn deluxe printed specimen, designed by Alistair Hall of We Made This: https://typography.net/publications/hawkland-specimen
The release of a new typeface by Jeremy Tankard is always a bit of an event; Hawkland – based on transitional types (eg Bell, Baskerville) but with more modern-style sharp unbracketed serifs – is no exception. Check it out here: https://typography.net/fonts/hawkland
(the regular weight is free on MyFonts atm: https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/northernblock/modum/) #type #typography
Commercial Type complete the ‘master plan’ for their Graphik typeface system with a new extended width, Graphik Wide https://commercialtype.com/news/new_release_graphik_wide
Just discovered (via Jeffrey Zeldman) this great mini-site* for Lost Type’s Mort Modern typeface, designed by Riley Cran and inspired by the lettering work of Mortimer Leach: https://mort-modern.losttype.com/
*as mini-sites go, it’s fairly maxi
ICYMI, an excerpt from @timbrown’s new book ‘Flexible Typesetting’ is previewed on A List Apart:
ooh a million
Not sure I’m really a Takashi Miike sort of person but I was in a foul mood last night and I decided to watch Dead or Alive. The first 5 minutes is gleefully OTT and the last 5 minutes is like, pffft WHAT? Not family viewing, mind …
Researching Russian fonts today. Kinda crazy that until a decade ago there was basically only one type foundry (ParaType) with c. 10 type designers in the whole country
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