6/2018
Hong Kong Street Face 香港馬路體(港街黑)out on 3type


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.


5/2018
946 Latin font family


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.


1/2018
Workshops in Leipzig and Klaipėda


Life goes on! A one-day workshop on Latin-CJK typeface design is held at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts, class of type design (Prof. Stephan Müller) on January 23, 2018. A five-day multilingual lettering workshop is held at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, Klaipeda Faculty, Lithuania, from March 12 to 16, 2018. The workshop is conducted by the CIRRUS Nordic-Baltic Network of Art and Design Education.


11/2017
fount magazine 2 – connect


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.


7/2017
3Type Type School, Shanghai


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.


10/2016
Typodarium 2017 – out now


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!