In recent weeks I’ve had the pleasure of working with the talented and friendly people of FontShop (resume includes FontFont, along with 50 other handpicked foundries, and the ultimate FontBook) and Punchcut (resume includes Typophile — enough said). Our most recent effort is the release of several free fonts, including Olympukes [PDF Character Set] from Virus. As is often the case with Jonathan Barnbrook’s stuff, it’s blatantly cheeky, and very entertaining. On that note, here’s a illustrated history of Olympic pictograms.
The FS/PC/SC threesome is hard at work on another, broader project of which I am very fond. When it’s finally chugging along at full throttle, you’ll be the first to know.
Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Notify me of new posts by email.
Typographica is a review of typefaces and type books, with occasional commentary on fonts and typographic design. Edited by Stephen Coles, also of Fonts In Use and The Mid-Century Modernist.
Founded in 2002 by Joshua Lurie-Terrell. Relaunched in 2009 by Coles and Chris Hamamoto.
Set in Adelle Sans by TypeTogether, Turnip by David Jonathan Ross, and JAF Bernini Sans by Tim Ahrens.
Brought to you by this month’s nameplate sponsor, FontShop, MyFonts, FontFont, Wordpress, and the letter B. Read our editorial policy.
Fonts In Use
Type at work in the real world.
The Anatomy of Type
A book about the finer details of typefaces.
Lettering on vintage cars, appliances, and other objects.
Fleurs Coiffeur Liqueur
Lettering on storefronts.