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Thinking beyond the static

Bas Jacobs of Underware speaks with us about how the dynamic possibilities of variable fonts have transformed everything about this foundry conceives of and designs their typefaces.

From music to type

Roger Black speaks with Greg Thompson about recording studio design, type design, and what’s changed in the last two decades.

Variations on a theme

For the next few months, Type Network is going to take some in-depth looks at the still-developing world of variable fonts from a number of different perspectives, from the technical to the creative.

One for the Agenda

Greg Thompson’s latest design—a familiar but improved Agenda One—brings a musician’s ear, a tinkerer’s hands, and an artist’s eye to the page.

Making a modern classic: Nitti

Thanks to its versatility and style, the Nitti family by Bold Monday has become a modern classic. Since its initial release in the early 2010s, the Nitti family has grown to include four typefaces and has been used for everything…

Explaining Grades, the trick to a great reader experience

One of the most mysterious and overlooked aspects of typographic design is that of “grade.” Grades are as helpful as they are uncommon; and while they were originally developed for print, they’re making a big comeback in UI/UX design. Here’s…

A year to celebrate

It might have been a chaotic year for most (perhaps it felt like 2020 round two) but for the world of type, 2021 was a year to cherish. While in-person meet-ups have yet to resume, it has been a connected…

10 great movie posters using TN fonts

Movie posters need to balance studio desires, Hollywood egos, and the fleeting, shifting expectations of audiences; yet it’s the actual title of the film—and the feelings it provokes—that are of highest importance. Here are ten excellent film posters that prove…

Plau wins big at the Brasil Design Award

Brasil Design Award is among the two top creative recognitions in Brazil, together with the ADG Brasil Awards. Having just completed its 11th edition, the award gathers and presents the country’s most relevant design work. The jury is of unquestionable…

Who is Dan Rhatigan?

You might have seen him speak at TDC’s Type Drives Culture conference or SoTA’s TypeCon. You might have read one of his zines. Back in the day, you might have attended one of his lectures at the ArtEZ Institute of…

Original Type joins Type Network

Founded in 2018 by Artur Schmal, Original Type has produced some of the most exciting retail and brand typefaces in recent years. Now, the Amsterdam-based foundry is joining Type Network’s global collection of partners. We sat down with Schmal to…

10 great book covers using TN fonts

They say not to judge a book by its cover, but cover designers strive to help readers forget that advice. Here are ten excellent covers that prove the importance of high quality typefaces and typography.