The new issue of Slanted magazine is focused on super families (large typeface families) and their amazing range of variations.
These families are characterized by a variety of cuts, which spread open to extremes such as Hairline to Ultra Black and Compressed to Extended. In addition, immediate relatives are also represented such as Sans Serif, Semi Serif, Slab, Rounded, etc.
The new issue comes packed with numerous wonderful photographs, essays and reports as well as special interviews with expert professionals, such as Nadine Chahine, Ian Party, Yanone and Ivo Gabrowitsch. Besides several historic families which are featured, the eight page fold-out cover presents something really cool: a geneology of the best type super families, edited by Indra Kupferschmid. In another interview, Panos Vassiliou from Parachute talks about the award winning typefaces: Centro Pro and Regal Pro.
Regal Pro is a Red Dot winning typeface and was originally created for the redesign of Grazia magazine. Later it was upgraded for further commercial use and the three basic families were expanded to include more variations, ligatures, swashes and additional support for Cyrillic and Greek. The final version includes 5 families (Regal Finesse, Regal Swash, Regal Display, Regal Text, Regal Stencil).
Centro Pro is a European Design Awards winning typeface and was characterized by the jury as an almost ‘invisible’ typeface with distinct personality. It has a range of weights that is ideal for a wide range of design works and fulfill its purpose while not attracting any unnecessary attention. Centro Pro includes 3 families. (Centro Serif, Centro Sans, Centro Slab)
For further information you can visit the Slanted website or blog.
Supply and demand in the area of typographic design is growing considerably in recent years. Since the introduction of digital fonts and their promotion via the internet, typography has gained a new significance.
Type Navigator is the new essential handbook of independent type foundries and innovative type designers from around the world. It comes with an extensive presentation of each type foundry and includes a large number of specimens as well as several interviews. This publication was edited by typography expert Jan Middendorp, created by TwoPoints.net and published by Gestalten. According to Jan Middendorp, the selection criteria were based on the quality of work, originality and diversity of type designs.
Among the foundries featured in the book is Parachute with several award winning typefaces such as Encore Sans Pro, Centro Slab Pro, Adamant Pro, Regal Pro. Other foundries include Fountain, LucasFonts, Porchez Typofonderie, Sudtipos, Shinntype, TypeTogether, Typoteque, Underware.
The 320-page book is accompanied by a free digital collection of fonts from several foundries. It was presented recently at a special event in Berlin, where several experts such as Lucas de Groot, Tim Ahrens and Shoko Mugikura lectured about type.
Typography has become an important sales tool and some kind of a trend in package design. The visual personality of type and its association to certain emotions, is important when it comes to selling the product and attracting the right audience. Having this in mind, we collected a number of packages which are just inspiring if not beautiful. Enjoy!
Marton by Kiss Miklos
Katie Mullins’ Pastoral cover by Ryan Feerer
Sandro Desii by Lociento Studio
Freak by Propaganda
Hydro plane by French Paper’s Air Craft
Breuckelen Gin by Breuckelen Distilling
Reishunger by Funny Paper
Heide Honey by Pidgeon Design
Milk Paint by Dawn Steinbock
DIESEL by TACN studio
Christmas Absinthe by Stranger & Stranger
Mina Harissa by Monday Collective
San Cosme by Savvy Studio
Bagel Street Water by Nikolaj Kledzik
Hand-Drawn Text by The Manual Co.