20th Annual Fonts Festival : fonts, lettering and typography surf for September

This is the last of this surf, but now we get to have some real fun watching seasoned professionals with real talent apply real ink in creating some superb lettering! I'm also very pleased to bring the official trailer for the movie "Sign Painter" -- a fantastic documentary on the art, craft and times of sign painting. Later, we'll dig deeper into the documentary, but for now, enjoy the September Fonts surf . . . September 1, 2014

20th Annual Fonts Festival : fonts, lettering and typography surf #3

We always meet some awesome talents during the Fonts Festival ... as we do all year long. The next talents were actually suggested by DTG readers throughout the year. We often ask for your suggestions, tips and favorites -- and while we sadly don't get a lot of response, we have gotten some real winners. These are just a few examples of some of the visits we'll be making along this year's surf.
Page 3 of the 2014, 20th annual fonts surf Courtney Jeanette; Page 3 of the 2014, 20th annual fonts surf Julia Ruetten; Design and creativity Erik Marinovich; and Design and creativity The wonderful world of Karen To!
So follow along ... September 1, 2014

20th Annual Fonts Festival : fonts, lettering and typography surf

My favorite part of the annual fonts fest is just searching for cool entries and resources to share with the DTG readers! If I ever give up the internet publishing thing, this is probably one activity I'll continue in my 60-Second Windows blog. With Pinterest, Tumblr and all the various social image sharing medias, there's no shortage of hunting grounds. You could easily make a full-time job of discovering cool stuff, all day, every day, without seeing the same things twice.

In this first surf for 2014, I'm filtering to the unusual, and off the beaten paths. Much of the surf so far is more about the human interaction with lettering, fonts and typography than the fonts themselves. And of course, that's the most important end result of typography in the first place! September 1, 2014

Jim Parkinson : half-century of typography

I was first introduced to Jim Parkinson and his groundbreaking style by my typography teacher Mike McNeal at VCU. One of our first projects was to hand-letter a name by duplicating a style that we found and liked. Well, of course, I chose "Rolling Stone" magazine. August 28, 2014

New found free Script fonts for the 20th year!

If you've followed the design center and DTG for more than a few years, then you know there's a real soft spot in our hearts for scripts and handwritten fonts. With a million fonts in the world, hand-lettering is the only real way to be unique . . . these are just a few of the new scripts we've discovered for this year's event . . . August 27, 2014

P22 respecting traditional typography values with today technology

We've been friends with Jimy Chambers and the P22 fonts foundry for nearly 20 years! We've discussed article ideas, looked at antique fonts, and exchanged countless emails. I've come to respect Jimy and the P22 gang for their interest in preserving the true principles and values of typography and font design. August 27, 2014

Download 515 Commercial Use Free Fonts From MacAppware

MacAppware, a division of 128bit Technologies, announces its Free Fonts collection has been updated with even more fantastic fonts, bringing the new total to 515. The Free Fonts collection is now available on the MacAppware website as a full download of all 515 fonts March 31, 2014

Type, Fonts, & Lettering from the Blue Pencil to the London Underground

Continuing our surf for cool type & fonts stuff we find totally delicious foods from typography and a delicious lettering body painting! Here, check out these :
* Blue Pencil no. 19—Lettering by Andrew Haslam
* 9 Classic Posters From the London Tube's 150 Year History
* The Art of Hand Lettering
... and more September 25, 2013

The Surf Goes On : Web Fonts, Font Deck, and Sewing Type

Almost at the end of thise year's surf, I find one of my all-time favorites, Margaret Cusack! But that's not all, and we've got even more type, fonts, lettering, calligraphy and cool typography stuff coming your way! Here, check out these :
* Typography in Thread : Margaret Cusack
* Font Deck : one solution for fonts online
* Excellent pieces on Web Fonts
* Five simple steps to better typography
... and more September 25, 2013

The Next Type, Fonts, Lettering & cool stuff Surf

Okay, so we found these and really liked them (out of hundreds we checked out) -- enjoy the continuing surf for cool type & fonts stuff . . .
* Inconspicuous vertical metrics
* Hey, You've Got Some Font on Your Face
* Bunch & Repeat : Fonts & Fashions
* 10 Common Typography Mistakes
... and more September 25, 2013