My typeface “Hong Kong Street Face”, the Chinese name being “香港馬路體” or “港街黑”
, has now been released by 3type, a typical and atypical type foundry based in Shanghai
, who offer a type-on-demand licensing model. Chinese font development being a very long and complex process, this practice eases the commercial aspects of a foundry, and helps at meking the fonts be used whereever needed.
My first large-scale font family, 946 Latin, a techno-style constructed sans-serif with 75 weights (a variation font soon to follow), is now available on Fontspring.
Yasemin Fakili and I wrote an article on cultural aspects of multilingual typography for fount magazine issue 2 – connect
. You can order a copy at the fount shop
Under the motto “From Digit to Digital (从「指尖」到「数位」)”, the first ever Type School
organized by Shanghai-based foundry 3type (三言)
will take place in Shanghai from July 8 to 22, 2017. I am both delighted and proud of being part of the teaching team alongside Susanne Zippel
, Georg Seifert
, Zheng Chuyang (鄭初陽)
, Mira Ying (應寧) from Type is Beautiful
, and many others.
Hermann Schmidt Verlag, Mainz
, recently published the 2017 version of legendary Typodarium, a tear-off calendar with a daily dose of fresh type specimen
. You propably wouldn’t want to tear off these beautiful pages, though. This year, Typodarium was opened for Non-Latin entries, which is good news to me. It was an honor to be asked to submit three pages – April 7 (Frust, a new sans serif development), August 28 (Hong Kong Street Face 港街黑), and October 14 (AR Laowai Sung 文鼎老外宋). Better order your copy soon!