Faenza Ceramics Museum
6 August, 2017

Besides type, ceramics is another major personal interests. On my second trip to Faenza I had the pleasure of visiting this substantial ceramics museum. Since this site is dedicated to type, I’m only sharing the few relevant images that overlap with this core focus. But I should mention that these few excerpts weren’t actually the major highlights of the museum… never-the-less, these typographic specimens are still pretty nice.


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Meet Nukta, the latest addition to our family…
31 July, 2017

Meet Nukta, the latest addition to our family…

Meet Nukta, the latest addition to our family and team. She was born outside our building about 7 weeks ago and has been inside with us for the last two weeks. So far her hobbies include acrobatic jumping, biting her own tail, sitting on my shoulder while I work, and waking us up every hour throughout the night. Her and our other cat Cosette get along well 😺

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Kerning Conference 2017
7 July, 2017

I had the fortune to attend my second Kerning conference last month. On both occasions I had a lovely time in the tiny village of Faenza alternating sips of espresso and wine while hanging out with some of the best people in type. Even though the conference itself is quite small (one day of talks, maybe roughly 200 attendees), there are two bonus days of workshops, and a few days before and after the conference to extend the experience. We happened to be there for 4 days and enjoyed every minute. It’s a testament to the IRL fun we had seeing as how I took hardly any photos. There were so many lunches, dinners, aperitivos, late night bars, etc. and I didn’t take a single photo. Nor did I take any inside the conference other than during the talks. It’s sad for showing off here, or for digital memories, but it was a great time.

Shoutouts to Antonio Cavedoni, Dan Rhatigan & Dan Reynolds who gave my three favorite presentations.


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We got some offline ❤ from the Mid-Day newspaper
5 July, 2017

@mumbai_typostammtisch ・・・ We got some offline ❤ from…

Repost @mumbai_typostammtisch:

We got some offline ❤ from Mid-Day today. Hope the word spreads and we see more of you this Saturday!

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We’ve been proud to always include the German ẞ in our fonts
4 July, 2017

We’ve been proud to always include the German…

We’ve been proud to always include the German ẞ in our fonts. It’s exciting that it’s now an officially recognized letter! We are hopeful that more designers will make it a part of their standard character sets.

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Ran into a fancy car show in Modena
11 June, 2017

Ran into a fancy car show in the…

Ran into a fancy car show in the plaza outside our bed and breakfast today.

Photo taken at: Modena Cathedral

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The Kerning Conference was a great time (again)!
10 June, 2017

was a great time (again)! It was wonderful…

#kerningconf was a great time (again)! It was wonderful to visit Faenza and see a lot of old friends again. Thanks to all the organizers and speakers. See you again soon I hope!

Photo taken at: Faenza

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Type hunting with @typeoff in Italy :)
8 June, 2017

Type hunting with @typeoff in Italy :)

Type hunting with @typeoff in Italy :)

Photo taken at: Ravenna, Italy

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+1 for Martina Flor’s new book!
22 May, 2017

We have a new member to have just…

We have a new member to have just joined our collection! We are happy to offer @martinaflor’s wonderful new book “The Golden Secrets of Lettering” available in our library. You are welcome to come check it out in person (it may just be the only copy in India currently!). In any case, we highly recommend it and would say it’s worth ordering one for yourself!

Photo taken at: Mota Italic

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36 Days of Type 2017
17 May, 2017

Earlier this year I participated in the 36 Days of Type and used it as an excuse to show off a new typeface I’m calling “Collection”. It also seemed like the perfect time to launch a new Instagram account, something that I’d been planning since I began working on this new design. But there is still a lot of work to go on the font before it can be released, this 36 Days of Type just pushed everything a bit forward.

My plan is to keep posting daily glyphs from this typeface, keep drawing more letters, and sooner rather than later release Collection. Since the end of 36 Days of Type I’ve been sidetracked with other projects, and haven’t posted anything new on Collection’s Instagram account. But I will do more… Have a look there to see these glyphs in more detail and feel free to follow along and share it!

www.instagram.com/collection_typeface


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The Letterform Archive!
17 May, 2017

We FINALLY made it to visit the Letterform Archive this last January. I’ve been hoping to see this in person for years now, and meet the founder of it Rob Saunders. Unfortunately Rob was away on a business trip to see about acquiring some huge collection of materials to add to the Archive.

We only had an afternoon here, and that’s certainly not nearly enough time. Next visit I’ll spend a week there for sure :)

These few images give a glimpse of what the place is like and just how much material they have to go through. This is only the surface and only a fraction of the inspiring and significant items they have.

I’d also like to say a thank you to their librarian Amelia who generously offered a lot of advice for us regarding our own collection. Our Mota Italic library is a similar concept as the Letterform Archive, but still in the infant stage. Being in India, we have some additional book preservation issues due to the climate and Amelia was able to give some good suggestions to help preserve everything.

Keep up the great work Letterform Archive, and I look forward to visiting you again!


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Letters from a few great days in San Francisco
17 May, 2017

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