THIS WEEK FROM THE DESK
ATypI is underway in Warsaw, Poland this week, and right out of the gate there was some earth shattering news for the font industry: Variable Fonts. Open Type Variable Fonts are the collective promise of the industry's future on the web. Through an unprecedented level of collaboration of big players like Apple, Google, Adobe, and Microsoft, Variable fonts will allow for entire families to be packed into one font file for faster rendering online and new forms of expression through type in design. There's still lots to read about and learn about this new format, but it is going to be very exciting. Read John Hudson's release details here.
Studied, crafted, and sharp, Greg's first release—Robinson—with Commercial Type went out this week. Great work, Greg, I look forward to seeing how this is used out there in the real world.
Lucas Sharp debuted his new foundry Sharp Type on Village this week, with the headliner being Sharp Sans—the public version of the type he developed for Hillary Clinton's election campaign. It's extensive, with lots of hidden alternate character gems. Check out the extensive write up and buy on Village.
An absolutely fantastic short read on the power of design from the New York Times Magazine, with a special focus on Design's role in the "recent bathroom kerfuffle". Share this with your friends. Design is an understanding that can be harnessed by everyone for better.
Loving the typographically focused identity for Teatro Donizetti, based in Bergamo, Italy. Way to get a third color from the paper. Read and see more on It's Nice That.