The staff has hijacked the blog — this one goes out to Stewf, our relentless purveyor of type news and commentary long and short. (Mostly short these days, so this post is also a reminder what a great platform this site still is. Let’s meet here more often again.) Thank you for everything. All the best to you. And many more happy years in type!
Obsessed with topics such as the history of sans-serifs, font rendering, and the classification of typefaces, Indra Kupferschmid is a German typographer, professor of communication design, and traveling activist for the good cause of good type.
Happy birthday, Stephen!
(Great idea, Indra!)
This photo by the way was taken on the event of my very first burrito. In the Mission, March 2011. But he still looks just as handsome.
Happy birthday Stewf. Nice one Indra!
Congratulations! Keep going.
HBD, Stewf! Horchata all ’round!
Serendipitously, you share a birthday with my very first domain name, which just happens to be turning 18 years old today. And “frankly” … you’re in much better working condition than my site. Why not celebrate by having a sausage this big to go with that burrito.
Thanks, pals! A very kind gesture, and a welcome nudge to post more often. I’ll close the comments now to prevent further cranial enlargement.
Typographica is a review of typefaces and type books, with occasional commentary on fonts and typographic design. Edited by Stephen Coles with Caren Litherland and designed by Chris Hamamoto. Founded in 2002 by Joshua Lurie-Terrell. Relaunched in 2009 by Coles and Hamamoto.
Set in Bureau Grot by Font Bureau, Nocturno Display by Nikola Djurek, Fern (unreleased) by David Jonathan Ross, and JAF Bernini Sans by Tim Ahrens.
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Fonts In Use
Type at work in the real world.
The Anatomy of Type
A book by Typographica editor Stephen Coles.
Coles answers common questions about type.
Lettering on vintage cars, appliances, and other objects.
Fleurs Coiffeur Liqueur
Lettering on storefronts.