News&Notes

2017/01/20


"Las tipos de la imprenta"

El tipo de la imprenta es una imprenta digital muy concienciada con el trabajo de los diseñadores. Una vez más este año, han lanzado un calendario promocional para dar a conocer su trabajo con una idea muy interesante: comprar doce tipografías diseñadas en España y utilizarlas para ilustrar cada uno de los meses. El calendario ha sido diseñado por Sapristi. Las tipografías elegidas por El tipo de la imprenta para su calendario de 2017 son: Atocha, de Joluvian; Wilma, de Enric Jardí; FF Pepe, de Pepe Gimeno; Lalola, de Laura Meseguer; Trola, de Jordi Embodas; Paquita Pro, de Juanjo López; Póster, de Íñigo Jerez; o Memimas, de José Manuel Urós.

El tipo de la imprenta recogen una pequeña descripción e historia de cada una de las tipografías que han usado en el proyecto y un enlace para licenciarla.

Podéis leer más sobre el proyecto aquí.

 



El mes de enero diseñado con Wilma de Enric Jardí

El mes de junio diseñado con Lalola de Laura Meseguer

El mes de julio diseñado con Poster de Iñigo Jerez

El mes de septiembre diseñado con Memimas de Josema Urós


2017/01/19


A new stage for the typographic design company

Solo, the graphic design studio based in Barcelona was the one in charge of the full redesign of our website. At last but not least, we need to say that we are happy! Now they have shared the project at their own site and this is what they wrote about it:

 

It is not often you have the opportunity to carry out a design project that you are also the main recipient of.

The designer's essential tool —besides the idea— is the typeface, which works as an essential means of communication, facilitating understanding of the project and conveying its content to the public. 

Type–Ø–Tones is an independent typographic design company created in 1990 by Josema Urós, Enric Jardí, Laura Meseguer and Joan Barjau. Over recent years, we have been able to see how this project is reaching a full state of maturity, combining the initial nature of the display typeface and digital experimentation with more complex and polished font families, families for reading newspapers, magazines and brand names.

The new website and online shop of the design company clearly shows this evolution of the Type–Ø–Tones project; the relaxed use of colour, the graphic simplification —without losing the original essence— the expressiveness of the letters and the combination of typeface with illustration leads to an intuitive platform that can be browsed both vertically and in landscape, and which prioritises font display.

Both the process for testing these fonts and the checkout procedure have been devised for graphic designers, the main endorsers of typography workshops, and are presented as a visual and colouristic set that supports all Type–Ø–Tones collections. 




2016/11/2


Type-Ø-Tones' typefaces at the Adobe Typekit Marketplace

In conjunction with its annual Adobe MAX conference, Adobe today announced the debut of the Adobe Typekit Marketplace. This radical expansion of the Typekit cloud-based font service allows end users to license and pay for individual typefaces, moving beyond the subscription model. The Marketplace introduces a diverse group of type foundries and exceptional typefaces to graphic designers on a massive scale. Type Network has signed on as a launch partner in the new venture. And as we are partners of TypeNework, some of our typefaces are there too

If you want to read about this event in deep, we highly recommend you to explore these links

•Adobe Typekit blog post announcing Marketplace

Introducing Adobe Typekit Marketplace

Type Network’s home on Typekit Marketplace

Typekit Marketplace launch video featuring Type Network partners Cyrus Highsmith and Victoria Rushton




2016/11/3


«Multi no es una sans-serif al uso»

Cercana, humana y novedosa. Así es Multi, la última tipografía de Laura Meseguer. Hablamos con ella para saber cómo nació y se desarrolló esta sans-serif tan particular.

La necesidad de rediseñar unos periódicos holandeses de carácter semanal y regional fue la oportunidad perfecta para desarrollar Multi, la última tipografía de Laura Meseguer. «El grupo editorial de estos periódicos holandeses encargó el rediseño a una agencia de periodismo que, a su vez, contactó con Luis Mendo, director de arte y diseñador de revistas y periódicos en Ámsterdam», nos cuenta su creadora. «Fue él quien me llamó para encargarme la tipografía que tendría que formar parte de ese rediseño», señala. Podéis leer la entrevista entera aquí




2016/12/12


Major updates for 3 classic fonts

DESIGNAL was originally published in 2002 as the first typeface in our collection specially designed for signage and packaging. The new version contains numerous visual adjustments, as well as a redesigned uppercase that incorporates interesting variations in a 'unicase' set. Felix Rufín has worked on rationalising its extensive pictogram collection.

JOOST, in its third incarnation, originally published in 1995, has abandoned the original modules to obtain a better relationship between the different styles. The new set of characters incorporates Central European, stylistic set for capital letters and an OpenType Features repertoire.

MEMIMAS is one of the most veteran Type-Ø-Tones projects (1991) and, among its technical constraints, a project that demands constant evolution. The updated version 4.1 incorporates alternative Uppercase characters (in Script and Sans versions) and automatic ligatures for the lowercase that will appear as Contextual Alternates; as well as numerous improvements in drawing, redesign of characters and OpenType features.




2016/10/18


7º Encontro de Tipografia.

The 7th edition of the Typography Meeting is a conference hosted by CIAUD – Research Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Design, based at the Faculty of Architecture (University of Lisbon). “Rhythmus” is the general theme of this edition– term that we can associate to measure, order, proportion or simply to what flows or moves.

 

They challenge the typographic community – designers, researchers, teachers and students – to share projects, research and reflexions. They hope that this background subject will encourage the dissemination, reflection and debate in the various areas in which typography works: type design, editorial design, printed typography, multimedia typography, typography associated to products and typography in architectural spaces.

 

Laura Meseguer has been been invited to participate as a keynote speaker together with Marina Chaccur, Jorge Silva, Manuel Sesma and Mario Feliciano.

 

25–26 November. Lisbon, Portugal