Typodarium is a 365 day tear-off calendar with a fresh font for every day by 244 Designers from 33 countries. It includes three of my fonts: Madagascar (Tuesday 7 April), Planetarium (Monday 20 July) and Breach (Saturday 24 October). Typodarium 2020 is compiled by Lars Harmsen and Raban Ruddigkeit and published by Verlag Hermann Schmidt. It shows a bi-scriptual font family every Sunday in addition to typedesign from all over the world. There are differences between Arabic and Hebrew, Japanese and Latin, but visually also many similarities. Communication overcomes boundaries and communication needs writing. Typodarium 2020 celebrates the colorful diversity of typefaces.
In March I received an email from Edo Smitshuijzen who proposed to include some of my typefaces in his publication on Mashrabiya Fonts. I was delighted to receive a copy of the beautifully produced book in the post today, generously highlighting eight of my fonts and even 3D vase renderings of a papercut.
Mashrabiyas are an iconic element of Arabic architecture. Providing shade, air circulation and privacy, all at the same time. This book showcases a number of font designs that can be used to produce Mashrabiya screens, including some possible applications. It aims to fill in a peculiar gap and thus enrich the Arabic visual culture with this new category of fonts.
The 216-page full colour paperback can be ordered through Khatt Books, publishers on design and visual culture of the Middle East and North Africa.
breach is an experimental typeface which I designed as an entry for fontstruct’s counter competition. The counters in breach overlap the outlines of their glyphs and extend beyond them. breach can be downloaded for free from the fontstruct website (requires login) as a 149 glyph TTF font.
My font Counter Culture was a winner in the Fontstruct Reverse Competition. It can be downloaded for free from the fontstruct website (requires login) and comes with a non-commercial no derivatives creative commons licence. Counter Culture was also featured in the Typography category of the Behance Graphic Design Gallery.
Hoek (in red), elza and Planetarium fonts image from judging blog post
My font Hoek was a winner in the Serif Competition. Hoek, elza and Planetarium can also be downloaded for free.
Typodarium 2017, the daily dose of typography with 365 fonts by 263 designers from 30 countries is out. I am honoured to have two of my fonts featured in this tear-off calendar on Sunday 12 February (Bevelon) and Tuesday 19 September (the Pattern Exchange). Can’t wait to get my copies in the post…
Over the last year I have experimented with the online font-building tool Fontstruct and the font design software Glyphs Mini, building a number of experimental typefaces, three of which I used on the posters for the Paperwork, Rock Paper Scissors and Full Circle exhibitions.
I have now published these and some other experimental fonts on the Dafont website under the name Font Studio Four. They are free for personal use and can be downloaded here.
Another of my typefaces Crazy Fredericka (named after the pangram Crazy Fredericka bought many very exquisite opal jewels.) was one of three winners in Fontstruct’s Stencilfont Competition.