Parmigiano Typographic System

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Giambattista Bodoni (1740–1813) was the most prolific type designer in history, producing 142 Romans, 34 Greeks and 21 Cyrillics, as well as italics, non-Latin typefaces, music notation, and thousands of lines and borders. In Manuale Tipografico, the 1840 inventory compiled by his widow, his typographic (more)

18 July 2014 / 0 comments
From Typotheque by Peter Bilak in Design

Valter, a high-contrast Sans

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Valter is a graceful and slightly cheeky collection of sans-serif display fonts inspired by pointed-pen writing. Constructed on a monolinear skeleton, it offers seven weights that incrementally increase the contrast between the horizontal and vertical strokes. The thin styles appear wider, while the heavier weights (more)

25 June 2014 / 0 comments
From Typotheque by Peter Bilak in Design

Interactive Print Type Specimen

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Selecting the right typeface requires a mixture of knowledge, experience and intuition. As with putting together an outfit or cooking a dinner, you don’t pick just one element, but create combinations, choosing typefaces for running text, headlines and everything in between. Typotheque type specimen No. (more)

12 June 2014 / 0 comments
From Typotheque by Peter Bilak in Design

Neutral Typeface

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Neutral began as Kai Bernau’s graduation project at KABK (the Royal Academy of Art), taking inspiration from typefaces that seem ageless, remaining fresh and relevant even decades after they were designed. It was constructed based on a set of parameters derived by measuring and averaging a (more)

22 May 2014 / 0 comments
From Typotheque by Peter Bilak in Design

Karloff Pro: Beauty and Ugliness Now Converge in Cyrillic

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Karloff is one of the most conventional typefaces in our collection, revisiting the history of Didots and English Italian models. At the same time, it is one of our most conceptual projects, investigating the idea of irreconcilable differences and how two extremes can be combined (more)

11 March 2014 / 0 comments
From Typotheque by Peter Bilak in Design

History, Typotheque’s
Multi-Layer Type System,
Now Supports Greek and Cyrillic

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History is a project that began even before Typotheque was founded in 1999. Early experiments with a layered, modular type system began as far back as 1994, but it was not until 2004 that Peter Biľak developed the idea into a completely functional system. History was (more)

11 February 2014 / 0 comments
From Typotheque by Peter Bilak in Design

Extended Greek and Cyrillic Character Sets for Three Popular, Typeface Families

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On November 8, 2013 Peter Biľak will be speaking in Moscow at Serebro Nabora, the first Russian type conference. Among other things, he will be presenting Typotheque’s latest Cyrillic fonts: a versatile book typeface, a groundbreaking multi-layered typeface system and a striking conceptual typeface. They bring (more)

29 January 2014 / 0 comments
From Typotheque by Peter Bilak in Design

Harir, a modern Arabic typeface in three optical sizes

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Harir is a modern Arabic text typeface featuring three optical sizes, the first typeface of its kind. Harir is based on the Naskh calligraphy style, but is designed to work well with or without diacritics. Its letter proportions and stroke contrasts have been adjusted to create (more)

24 January 2014 / 0 comments
From Typotheque by Peter Bilak in Architecture

Lava – a Multilingual Typeface for Running Text

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Lava was originally designed for Works That Work magazine, but far transcends its original application. It’s a no-nonsense workhorse typeface that can handle large quantities of text with ease. It’s legible and harmonious at small sizes, sophisticated and elegant at large sizes. Since the magazine exists both in print and (more)

12 December 2013 / 0 comments
From Typotheque by Peter Bilak in Design

Communication Arts magazine

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Communication Arts is the world’s largest magazine for designers, and over its more than 50 years of existence it has kept up closely with the rapidly evolving media of visual communication. It was the first US magazine to be printed using offset lithography, as well as (more)

20 June 2013 / 0 comments
From Typotheque by Peter Bilak in Design

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