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Welcome!

Welcome! The New Font Pages We’ve completely reconceived the way our fonts are shown online. Hardcore type fanatics might enjoy reading our expanded font family descriptions, and those hoping to make the most of their fonts can explore the font feature pages that illustrate what’s inside each package from H&Co. But the rest of us […]

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Eight Screenings; Five Degrees

Eight Screenings; Five Degrees The New York premiere of Helvetica sold out so quickly that we almost didn’t get seats, and we’re in the film. So get your tickets now for the NYC cinema run, which starts Wednesday at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village. Director Gary Hustwit will be on hand for a few […]

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Reconstructing Harry

Reconstructing Harry One of the best things about the type community is the way in which attitudes seem to transcend its generations. It’s heartening to be at a professional event, and see that the exciting new idea that’s being embraced by art school undergrads is also received with equal enthusiasm by, say, Max Kisman, Wim […]

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Gotham Now 100% Batman-Compliant

Gotham Now 100% Batman-Compliant Oh come on. People have been trying to make this headline work for years. Working on a book for DC Comics last year, our friend Mike Essl encountered two non-standard accents in the name of bat-nemesis Rā’s al Ghūl: an a-macron, and a u-macron. Mike’s the kind of guy to roll […]

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Time Traveler?

Time Traveler? Except in the most conservative of settings, there’s nothing unusual about freely mixing serifs and sans serifs in text. This technique might still be unexpected in a novel, or in the main text of a newspaper, but otherwise it’s a familiar device that designers have employed for decades. This image could be a […]

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Oakleaf: Glyphs Gone Wild

Oakleaf: Glyphs Gone Wild This weekend, 107 news outlets around the world picked up this AP story about the custom typeface we designed for one of our favorite organizations, The Nature Conservancy. “What it looked like,” writes journalist Erin McClam, “was not so much an alphabet but a masquerade ball for 26 capital letters that […]

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Oakleaf: Behind the Scenes

Oakleaf: Behind the Scenes The typeface we designed for The Nature Conservancy is an extension of our Requiem font, which explores the work of sixteenth century scribe Ludovico Vicentino degli Arrighi (1480–1527). Arrighi is best remembered as an exemplar of the written italic, but his upright roman capitals capture an interesting balance of calligraphic and […]

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A Treasury of Hollywood Lettering

A Treasury of Hollywood Lettering Lettering buffs and cinephiles alike may enjoy this lovely Flickr set containing final frames of classic films. Romantically, these hearken back to an age before typesetting replaced hand-lettering as a matter of convenience, but sociologically they tell another interesting story as well. A movie concluding with “The End,” perhaps followed […]

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Inktober 2021, Day 24: Extinct

Inktober 2021, Day 24: Extinct

Inktober 2021, Day 24: Extinct   For today’s official Inktober word prompt of ‘Extinct,’ I had to base this inostrancevia fossil skull on Ruadhri Brennan’s 3d printed sculpture of the same name. Ruadhri is based out of Ireland and does these incredible digital sculptures of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. I currently own a triceratops […]

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The One Ill Building

The One Ill Building When I first saw the banner unfurled on Sixth Avenue, I figured The One Ill Building was a Beastie Boys’ foray into urban planning. (Long overdue, if you ask me: if Jade Jagger can be an architect’s muse, why not the King Ad-Rock?) If not a real estate development, then surely […]

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