Dalton Maag

New type: Akatre, Erik Spiekermann, Dazed, The Northern Block & more

Our latest pick of new type includes new releases from The Northern Block, Monotype and Dalton Maag, a custom design for New York magazine, some striking type by Akatre in fashion magazine Mother and a new Laurence King book edited by A2’s Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel.

Proxy: Venture capital meets branding

Proxy is a London‐based venture capital company with in‐house brand studio which creates visual identities, interfaces and packaging for the companies it invests in. We spoke to co‐founder Aapo Bovellan about how the business works, some of its recent projects and the importance of providing design and branding support to startups…

Fontsmith launches new website and licensing models

Fontsmith has become the latest type foundry to reinvent its online business model, with a new website and licensing models for users. We spoke to director Jason Smith about the changes, and what they mean for Fontsmith and its clients.

Try before you buy

Last week, Dalton Maag launched a new website allowing users to download full versions of its font families for pitches and non-commercial projects free of charge. It’s a bold move, but is it good for business, and are other foundries likely to follow suit?

New type

Our latest round up of new and noteworthy type designs, projects and events includes a look at McDonald Gill’s lettering for military headstones, a custom typeface for the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York and a new book from Unit Editions exploring type and image…

Lush gets a digital makeover

Method has created a new website and customer magazine for cosmetics brand Lush, with a surprisingly minimal design…

Rio 2016 Olympic pictograms unveiled

The Rio 2016 Organising Committee has unveiled the design of the pictograms for the next Olympic Games. For the first time, all Olympic and Paralympic sports are individually represented

The A-B-C of 4-4-2

Designer Rick Banks explores the evolution of football lettering in a not for profit book co-authored by Sheridan Bird

A most distinctive corporate typeface

Commissioned 100 years ago, Edward Johnston’s eponymous classic has become the longest serving and best-loved corporate typeface of all time. Gavin Lucas investigates the secrets of its enduring appeal

ENB says it with Aktiv Grotesk

Created by design agency The Beautiful Meme, The English National Ballet’s new rebrand features a logo that is “both opening quotation marks and ballet shoes en pointe”, a logotype created using Dalton Maag’s Aktiv Grotesk typeface, plus an ad campaign shot by Guy Farrow featuring clothes by Vivienne Westwood…

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