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So much for the dominance of chirography...
Chirography & Notan in Japanese Calligraphy + Notan in Roman letterforms
What's so wrong with the chirographic approach?
Hrant 1, Chirography 0?
Cut and then Curved
There have been a million threads asking for reading suggestions. Here are just a few of them:
Top Three Must-have Books on Typography
Recommendations on Type Books
Typography Books for Newbies
Typography for Books Recommendations
Books about Individual Typefaces
Books about Type
Design and Type Books
The official font of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.
City along the Rhine in Germany, at the confluence of the river Main.
Johann Gutenberg was born here (or nearby), and was a citizen of the city. Sometime after his return from Strasbourg in the 1440s, he began producing and distributing printed books. He is credited with inventing western printing with movable type in Mainz, but whether the technology was actually created their, in Strasbourg, or elsewhere is not known. Gutenberg also had a workshop in Frankfurt, and later in Eltville, where he died in the later 1460s.
There is a magnificent museum in Mainz, which chronicles the history of printing. It is fittingly named the Gutenberg Museum.
In 2006, FontShop Berlin released Trivia a demo font designed by Henning Krause. Trivia is in the style of many contemporary sporting event fonts, and some consider it similar—but significantly better—than the typeface used in the World Cup Germany 2006 identity. Trivia is expected to be released as a full typeface family by FSI FontShop international in the future.
(Henning Krause's website, with some portfolio information)
Font descriptions from FSI:
FF Transit Print
FF Transit is a highly legible font that works well for readers who may need quick orientation while en route. It was originally designed by MetaDesign in Berlin for the official use of the Berlin Public Transportation Services (BVG) and Düsseldorf Airport, but will now be available commercially all over the world. Designed to blend aesthetic quality with legibility.
German typeface designer, currently working in Berlin. Born 1965.
Employee at MetaDesign. Involved in the design of the CI and navigation system of the BVG (the Berlin transit authority). During this project, MetaDesign created FF Transit, which is used by the BVG and distributed by FSI FontShop International.
Afterwards independent type designer. Krause develops typefaces for corporations and for FontShop. During the mid-1990s, he designed a signage font for DeutscheBahn, which was meant to be more legible in large sizes than Helvetica. This typeface will most likely be seen less and less, however, as the Deutsche Bahn has a new series of typefaces (2005), which were designed by Erik Spiekermann and Christian Schwartz.
CAP&Design is a Swedish graphic design magazine.
It was founded 1987 and begun as a tech magazine, writing about the desktop publishing revolution. Therefor it's name, CAP stands for Computer assisted publishing, the alternative abbreviation to DtP.
Today, the magazine is more of a graphic design magazine, however still featuring tech articles, like how to:s, software reviews an so on.
The magazine comes in Swedish only.
Stomper Scrutinizer: Eye-tracking simulation.
FontForge, formerly PfaEdit
FT Master (Altsoft)
ATF Type Designer
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Following is a list of designers who are
2) participants on typophile,*
3) have fonts commercially available.