Red dot is the largest and one of the most influential design competitions in the world. This year, 15 international experts assessed, tested and evaluated more than 6,800 entries from 43 countries in Essen, Germany. They focused on innovative and smart design that sets new trends. Among the winners, Parachute was awarded the “red dot: best of the best” for the top design quality work of Regal Pro.
This set of five superfamilies has already received 6 international awards and distinctions before its official online release. Among them, Regal was also a winner in the Communication Arts Annual Competition 2012, in last year’s Creative Review Type Competition 2011, as well as a winner in the Granshan Awards 2010.
Regal Pro was originally created for the redesign of Grazia magazine and later was revamped and upgraded for commercial use. The original three basic families were expanded to include more variations, ligatures, swashes and additional support for Cyrillic and Greek. The final version of Regal includes 5 families. The prestigious Red dot best of the best award coincides with the release of Parachute’s new website and the official release of PF Regal Pro, which will be available online in a few days.
From time to time we publish a number of inspiring typographic images from our popular Flickr Group. Here is fifteen of them.
by Boris Pelcer
By Mariano Tuveri
By Aron Jancso
By Jeremy Pettis
By Charis Tsevis
By Caetano Calomino
By Boris Pelcer
By Marcel Schultz
By Ali Almasri
By Simek / Greg Papagrigoriou
The creative work around typography is always surprisingly amazing. We enjoy beautiful typographic works because they are one of our daily inspiration resources. All typo-addicts are by definition fans of nice use of typography applied in industrial design (fashion, trends, gadgets etc). This post is a selection of some great typographic objects and gadgets made with type that you will certainly enjoy.
Obsessed with type? Yes we are!
Write a bike by Juri Zaech
Typography soap by Debbie Chialtas
Serif bag by Little Factory
Typographic furniture by Tabisso
Nuzzles by John Christenson
Coasters by Parachute
Read Your Books Case by Eva Alessandrini / Roberto Saporiti
Multi buckle by Steel Toe Studios
Hand-cut typography by Biana Chang
Type bags by House Industries
Fontable by Alessandro Paulicelli / Alessandro Canepa
‘Kasheeda‘ 3d printed typeface by Yara Khoury / Melle Hammer
Letter furniture by Set26
‘Make yourself at home’ rug by johnpourhome
Typography furniture by Marc Lauckhardt
The new issue of Slanted magazine Grotesque 2 is dedicated to grotesque fonts which appeared mainly at the end of 19th century. In 1880 Ferdinand Theinhardt designed the Royal Grotesque with four weights for the Königlich-Preußische Akademie zu Berlin, based on which Akzidenz Grotesque was developed in 1918. At the same time, from 1905 to 1930, Morris Fuller Benton created American Grotesque based on the older grotesques.
The magazine presents a large number of several related grotesque fonts, illustrations and projects from several designers. Type essays by Flo Gaertner (Karlsruhe), Robert Schumann (Berlin) and Anna Sinofzik (London). The new issue also includes interviews with Lizá Defossez Ramalho and Artur Rebelo (Porto), Edwin van Gelder (Amsterdam), Marta Podkowinska and Karol Gadzala (Krakow) and Hans Gremmen (Amsterdam) as well as a musical travelogue by Frank Wiedemann (Berlin).
Roger Excoffon (1910-1983), was a renowned French typographer & graphic designer responsible for numerous classic fonts such as Banco, Mistral, Antique Olive and Choc. His typefaces gave voice to an exuberant body of contemporary French and European graphic design.
…avec Excoffon is a series of posters to celebrate the centenary of Roger Excoffon.
IFF has commissioned a number of artists and designers to create new posters which relate and utilize aspects of Excoffon’s work. The resulting posters will be displayed around Marseille and also be part of an exhibition.