This Week From the Desk
The Hamilton Wood Type Museum's Legacy Project presented the latest installment of quality wood type fonts inspired by the heritage at Hamilton this week: Guest designer Nick Sherman designed Brylski, in honor of Norb Brylski—a long-time pantograph operator at the Museum. Brylski the typeface is as classic as classic wood type gets, invoking the spirit of Rob Roy Kelly and the legend of Norb Brylski himself. For more, see and buy Brylski from P22 Type, and read more about the legacy project at Hamilton.
This longer interview from 99u has a few more gems from Erik Spiekermann on what it means to be productive, to now be a part of the 'old guard' in the industry, and how good work gets done.
Say hello to the Revolver Type Foundry, the new type enterprise headed by Lukas Schneider based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Lukas is an alum of both The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, The Netherlands and the storied Plantin Institute. Revolver Type debuted this week with 5 type families, all equally well designed and as they are ambitious. Check out the Revolver Type site, chances are you'll see something there you like.
Although this video is not new, it's certainly entrancing. Loving the style and type treatment for this whole campaign. See the entire branded campaign and record collateral by Mario Hugo on Hugo & Marie.
Interesting read on Matisse's nonppainting work which includes dustcovers, posters, and graphic designs.
It's been an interesting week in the way of Corporate Typeface designs. From the debut of YouTube Sans, and Nina Stössinger's expertly presented counterpoint to it on Typographica, I'm not sure you'd want to have your new corporate typeface on the chopping block now while the knives are circling. But despite all that, Swiss Typefaces has debuted their new type system for Ebay, the online auction giant. I believe this typeface to be much better executed than the aforementioned YouTube project, however it seems to irk me with just how neutral it is! I'm looking forward to seeing how this all plays out in the real world. Until then, see all the details of the Type Family at Swiss Typefaces.