Welcome to the second edition of The Month in Type. How quickly a month passes! Last month’s was very well received. Many thanks for your comments and feedback. Remember, if you have something type-related and newsworthy (even if it's your own thing), then let me know! Without further ado, let's dive in. We'll start with some recent noteworthy font releases:

Fresh Fonts

↑ It’s been a while since Mark Simonson released some new types. Almost seven years, in fact – with the release of Bookmania in 2011. And now two release at once: First Acme Gothic available in 5 weights and widths for a total of 25 fonts; and Parkside a new script inspired by lettering of the 1930s and ’40s. It’s available in six weights. I’m especially fond of the hairline.
↑ Brenner: An impressive and extensive new type system from Typotheque.
↑ Metairie is a bouncy new high-contrast script from Jeremy Dooley of Insigne.
↑ Tiempos Fine expands the already splendid family from Kris Sowersby of Klim Type. 
↑ New from Commercial Type is the gorgeously broad Graphik Wide.
↑ From a sketched Clarendon to woodcuts and back to digital. The story of Kontiki from Felix Braden.
Nomada: Five families – sans, serif, slab, incised and didone  – team up for an ambitious super-family from Jordi Embodas.
↑ Trillium from House Industries – now with layers!
↑ A special bundle deal on Laura Worthington’s fonts. I’m not a fan of these deep discount deals but I am a fan of Laura’s work.
↑ Tangly, a very cool patterns font from the brilliant Zuzana Licko of Emigre.


↑ Bethany Heck is back with another wonderful review – this time of H&Co.’s Champion Gothic. I can only begin to imagine how long these reviews must take to write and design. Anyway, fantastic stuff. Some of us are secretly hoping that she will quit her job and and do this full-time.
↑ Eye magazine: Invisible women in Australian graphic design and the #affemation project


Some great talks from the recently concluded ATypI conference in Antwerp. By the way, you can now join for $15 a month! Find all the 2018 videos here.
Matthew Carter’s keynote for ATypi Antwerp, 2018
Fiona Ross & Alice Savoie on Women in Type: A social history of women’s role in type-drawing offices, 1910–90.
Kevin Larson on Truthiness and information graphics.


↑ Typeset in the Future: Typography and Design in Science Fiction Movies will be published on October 30 2018. Pre-order from Amazon.
↑ Gerard Unger’s Theory of Type Design. View a preview here. Although, I’m no type designer, I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Gerry Leonidas calls it, ‘the definitive introduction to type design.’
↑ Footnotes, brainchild of Mathieu Christe, a once-a-year magazine dedicated to type design.


↑ I had assumed that this was digital until I read the caption and discovered that they are acrylic on boards/panels. Incredible work by Jason Limon.
↑ I don’t yet have a set but these look pretty interesting: Type Deck cards from Steven Heller and Rick Landers.
↑ Class of 2018: Latest student typefaces from the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading.
↑ One of my favorite pages on the web and some magnificent branding inspiration at Discover.typography.
↑ The story of Cipe Pineles, with images from the extraordinary archive of her work, pictures, and manuscripts at RIT’s Cary Graphic Design Archive.
↑ How about this from the ‘Arbeitsproben’ or work samples section of the 1926–27 ‘B.D.G. Adressbuch’, a directory of German graphic designers! From @design_is_play.
↑ A new letterpress print from p98a in Berlin.
↑ Two new simple type-Tees from the ILT store: A Bold Futura and Love Fonts.
For type historians, a must-read is Publishing Networks in France in the Early Era of Print by Dr. Diane Booton. Pretty interesting piece on Ghost Characters haunting the Unicode space, from Paul McCann. A great interview with Mathieu Triay on working for Penguin and the BBC. A TypeThursday interview with designer Mark Frömberg on making tools for designing type. An introduction to spacing by OH no Type. Ellen Lupton, design educator extraordinaire, has a great introductory online course, Demystifying Graphic Design: How Posters Work.
In case you missed it, be sure to check out the most recent article on ILT: A Brief History of the Index.

Instagrams to follow:


On fire with some incredible examples of their fonts in use.


Keep up-to-date with his incredibly unique art of lettering.


Co-curated by an impressive host of smart, type-loving folk.
That’s it for now. Be sure to share the love & have a fantastic month. See you in October for the third installment of The Month in Type!

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