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Notice the header? You know how I change the typeface every month (go look in the header archive if you haven’t), well now you have a chance to get your typeface up there. This is an open call to showcase new typefaces!

This month I present to you ‘Coalescence’ by Texas-based typographer and bookbinder Becca Hirsbrunner.

Becca says “I created Coalescence as a part of my thesis/final project for my master of fine arts degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. I’ve traveled quite a bit since college, and the design grew out of a beautiful bit of Arabic design, henna patterns, and other details from the pictures I took during my wanderings.

It comes in three versions, each more complicated than the last with dots and swirls and negative areas. At the moment the font only has lower case. I’ve been sketching ideas for capitals ever since completing my degree…but I’ve not yet been able to find a style that matches Coalescence’s current rhythm and personality.




LINKS
http://beccamakingfaces.com/

Thanks very much to Becca for allowing me to feature her work here.

So what typefaces have you designed? I would like to feature new work, experiments and non-commercial typefaces once a month – all you have to do is send me an email with a small sample image attached and a little information about your design. Submissions are welcome from professional designers, students and the typographically inclined.

christopher (at) lestaret (dot) com

I will get back touch with you for more samples and information as I update the blog. Of course, any work submitted will be attributed to you, and links to your website/blog/shop will be included. It’s over to you…

It’s the start of December, which means a new header for  “my type of…” blog.  Notice the header? You know how I change the typeface every month (go look in the header archive if you haven’t), well now you have a chance to get your typeface up there. This is an open call to showcase new typefaces!

For this month I present to you ‘Punch’ by UK  graphic designer Christopher Skinner. (Me!)

This typeface was first developed for a book design project earlier this year and only consisted of the characters required. Although this design was rejected in favour of a different typographic approach, I was sufficiently pleased with it to develop it into something a little more useable.

The original characters are actually created using a hand punch on some stiff card, which was then photographed with lighting arranged to highlight the depth. Much PhotoShoppery was applied to enable this to work on a variety of surface images…

It is obviously not a functioning font, but is good for a few words here and there.

LINKS
Lestaret
Lestaret’s Blog

So what typefaces have you designed? I would like to feature new work, experiments and non-commercial typefaces once a month – all you have to do is send me an email with a small sample image attached and a little information about your design. Submissions are welcome from professional designers, students and the typographically inclined.

christopher (at) lestaret (dot) com

I will get back touch with you for more samples and information as I update the blog. Of course, any work submitted will be attributed to you, and links to your website/blog/shop will be included. It’s over to you…

We continue to ring the changes to the “my type of…” blog. Not  massively, but I think in a way that may appeal to some. Notice the header? You know how I change the typeface every month (go look in the header archive if you haven’t), well now you have a chance to get your typeface up there. This is an open call to showcase new typefaces!

For November I present to you ‘Tangled Jeans’ by freelance illustrator Hwan Uk Choe. This typeface ‘Tangled Jeans’ was commissioned by Calvin Klein Jeans Korea as an artist collaboration event to promote Calvin Klein Gradation Denim.

Living and working in Seoul, Korea, Hwans portfolio is a comprehensive mix of illustration and design, with type playing an important role within his work.  He has some other excellent typefaces on his website too, including ‘Nature,’ ‘Restaurant’, Pasta Party’ and ‘Cellar Door’ to name a few. Go there now – be inspired!

LINKS
http://www.hanuku.com/
http://www.behance.net/hanuku

Thanks very much to Hwan for permission to feature his work here. All the images above remain the copyright of Hwan Uk Choe.

So what typefaces have you designed? I would like to feature new work, experiments and non-commercial typefaces once a month – all you have to do is send me an email with a small sample image attached and a little information about your design. Submissions are welcome from professional designers, students and the typographically inclined.

christopher (at) lestaret (dot) com

I will get back touch with you for more samples and information as I update the blog. Of course, any work submitted will be attributed to you, and links to your website/blog/shop will be included. It’s over to you…

It’s time for a little change to the “my type of…” blog. Not a huge one, but one I think may appeal to some. Notice the header? You know how I change the typeface every month (go look in the header archive if you haven’t), well now you have a chance to get your typeface up there. This is an open call to showcase new typefaces!

For October I present to you ‘Flo Studio’ by Canadian graphic designer Charles Nolin.

Charles tells me that this was originally designed as part of a school project, and was encouraged enough to develop the entire character set. Although this is not a fully functioning typeface, it can be used by manually composing each character. It is obviously intended for use as a display face and can be highly customised too.

Charles’ other design work is full of very tasteful typography  and some excellent vector illustrations too  – go check them out!

LINKS
Charles Nolin

Thanks very much to Charles for permission to feature his work here.

So what typefaces have you designed? I would like to feature new work, experiments and non-commercial typefaces once a month – all you have to do is send me an email with a small sample image attached and a little information about your design. Submissions are welcome from professional designers, students and the typographically inclined.

christopher (at) lestaret (dot) com

I will get back touch with you for more samples and information as I update the blog. Of course, any work submitted will be attributed to you, and links to your website/blog/shop will be included. It’s over to you…

It’s time for a little change to the “my type of…” blog. Not a huge one, but one I think may appeal to some. Notice the header? You know how I change the typeface every month (go look in the header archive if you haven’t), well now you have a chance to get your typeface up there. This is an open call to showcase new typefaces!

To start us off I present to you ‘Silver Premium Instant Shoe Shine®’ by London-based graphic designer Trevor Mill.

On his blog, Trevor explains how the design came about ” I wanted a typeface on Friday. One that was spontaneous, exciting and bold. To go against all this computer led straight lineness – to be a bit electric guitar rather than slick programmed synth.”

The perfect antidote to the adonyne type manager I think! Although this is not a fully functioning typeface, it can be used by manually composing each character. Here’s how Trevor has already put this to use:

Trevor has also designed a number of other typefaces which can be viewed in the typeaces category on his blog, along with a great deal of other design, drawings and paintings – go check them out!

LINKS
Trevor Mill
Silver Premium Instant Shoe Shine®

Thanks very much to Trevor for allowing me to use his work here first!

So what typefaces have you designed? I would like to feature new work, experiments and non-commercial typefaces once a month – all you have to do is send me an email with a small sample image attached and a little information about your design. Submissions are welcome from professional designers, students and the typographically inclined.

christopher (at) lestaret (dot) com

I will get back touch with you for more samples and information as I update the blog. Of course, any work submitted will be attributed to you, and links to your website/blog/shop will be included. It’s over to you…

Italian Igino Marini has digitized a collection of historic typefaces collectively known as The Fell Types. These classical faces are the legacy of John Fell, Bishop of Oxford in the seventeenth century, an early publisher, collector of European founts and a commissioner of new founts.

Marini has created an excellent web resource, with histories, references and links and it is clear by the level of detail the site contains that this has been a real labour of love. As a  collection of historic  fonts, they are very alluring. I am now waiting for that design project where an authentic ‘old style’ is called for. This will be where I will start.

There are six main types as well as a floral decorative collection:

Each face comes with an italic too, which is where things become even more alluring:

And those ampersands, well, they sing like choirs of typographic angels…

All of the fonts are free to download, but he has requested to be credited for his work, which is as it should be.

LINKS
Igino Marini
John Fell and the Oxford University Press
History of Western typography