22 April 2009
Golden age of type blogs 3
Online resources from type foundries and retailers, etc. . .
Another bloody list. How type sellers [thanks Stephen!] keep in touch with their fans, customers, critics and various random members of the public.
The FontFeed (fontfeed.com)
FontShop's daily dispatch of recommended fonts, typography tips and tutorials, and inspirational examples of digital type at work in the real world. Posts by Stephen Coles, Jürgen Siebert and Yves Peters, with occasional contributions from FontShop founder Erik Spiekermann.
The Skinny (ideas.veer.com/skinny)
Type foundry Veer’s blog on what inspires them. They also have just launched Kerned Events, which is more directly focused on type.
MyFonts Blog (blog.myfonts.com)
Another type foundry blog, based largely on the MyFonts portfolio.
Show and Tell (www.houseind.com/showandtell)
The people at type library House Industries blog about their studio, their fonts, their archive, their inspirations and the promotional 3D items they create and sell.
Daily bulletins from FontShop in Germany, in German (English translation). Unzipped, the UK edition, promises ‘to baldly explore FontShop's secret diaries on type and image.
Typographic news and blog in German from Berlin based marketing director of FontFont, Ivo Gabrowitsch. (English Translation)
The Font Bureau (type101.fontbureau.com)
The occasional notes from Font Bureau
Promotional blog for foundry, Typotheque
Independent typefoundry Parachute offer typographic tips, historic references, current trends, along with release information about their typefaces
Some other misc. social media sites of interest
A twitter aggregator for typography posts, tagged under #typoholism
Twitter for designers
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