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Nike Designers Discuss Striking World Cup Fonts

DesignComments ⋅ Jul 2, 2014
National team kits are often made the big stories leading into the World Cup, but very rarely is the full account given. The name and number on the back are the point of individual recognition for not merely the referee, but an entire audience eager...

“Font Men” Explores the World’s Greatest Typography Studio

DesignComments ⋅ Mar 13, 2014
On the surface, it seems as if fonts are of little consequence; they’re simply vehicles for the greater goal: to transmit information. This understanding though, ignores the fact that typefaces communicate more than the words they carry, but wi...

The History of Typography Animated Short

ArtsComments ⋅ May 6, 2013
Painstakingly realized through 291 paper letters, 2,454 photos and 140 hours of stop-motion capture work, Ben Barrett-Forrest of Forrest Media presents a brief history of the history of typography. Beginning with the pioneering work of Johannes Guten...

Jon Contino on a Quest to be the Master of Typography

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 13, 2012
In this film by Kevin Steen, typography maestro Jon Contino discusses his passion for hand-rendered typography and his willingness to immerse himself fully in the craft so that he may get to where he wants to be. A man who is receptive to gaining ins...