Some of our recent newsletters:
A year to celebrate
January 4, 2022
Type Network changed over the past 12 months, growing as both a team and an organization to meet new opportunities. We’re thankful to our customers, clients, and foundry partners for making this Type Network’s best year yet. Here are the highlights from TN’s 2021.
Carnegie Hall’s new wordmark and monogram
December 28, 2021
When rebranding the historic Carnegie Hall, Champions Design turned to Fred Shallcrass of Frere-Jones Type for the wordmark and Jesse Ragan of XYZ Type for the monogram. While the designs might look completely different, they both successfully reference the Hall’s 130-year past while bringing it into the future.
10 great movie posters using TN fonts
December 21, 2021
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 the power of good type.
Who is Dan Rhatigan?
December 14, 2021
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 the Arts in the Netherlands. More recently, you might have read or used one of his typefaces. Dan Rhatigan, Type Network’s new Director of Type Products, is as inexplicable as a typographer can be, but that won’t stop us from trying.
Original Type joins Type Network
December 7, 2021
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 discuss his lengthy process, Victorian inspirations, and upcoming designs.
Dressing up Scandinavia’s largest department store
November 30, 2021
Still in use today, Stockmann’s custom typeface Stockmann Sans—designed by Underware—is turning 10. Here’s how it remains current through changing times.
10 great book covers using TN fonts
Novemebr 23, 2021
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.
Holding MTV together: Gravity Grotesk
November 16, 2021
How does a type design hold true to such an edgy and identifiable brand as MTV—loaded with cultural history—while making it fresh and legible at all sizes?
Welcome Dan Rhatigan, Glenda Bellarosa, and Kate Beckwith
November 9, 2021
Three new typophiles are joining Type Network’s staff this week: Dan Rhatigan, Glenda Bellarosa, and Kate Beckwith. Together, they add more than sixty years of typographic experience to the team.
Getting to know Luc(as) de Groot
November 2, 2021
Luc(as) de Groot sits down with Type Network’s own Lucas (Czarnecki) to talk about Calibri’s ubiquity, de Groot’s interpolation theory, and what it means for LucasFonts to join TN.
Taking a trip to South America with PampaType
October 26, 2021
Launched by Alejandro Lo Celso in 2001, PampaType can boast about more than just its excellent and diverse library of type: it’s also the first South American type foundry. After two decades of leading the continent across both retail and custom type, PampaType has chosen to join dozens of other trend-setting foundries in Type Network.
Add elegance and precision with Thinstroke scripts
October 19, 2021
After independently illustrious careers, Tony Di Spigna and Bill Hilson founded Thinstroke in 2009. Now, after a dozen years distributing Di Spigna’s meticulously-crafted typefaces, they’ve chosen to join 33 other top foundries in Type Network.
AccuWeather’s extremely accurate typeface
October 5, 2021
AccuWeather refreshed its brand system in 2019, focusing on clarity and efficiency. Matching the goals of AccuWeather’s industry-leading weather forecast platform, branding agency loyalkaspar worked to create a flexible system that would enhance global trust in AccuWeather through consistent, accessible design.
Taking a closer look at Sauna
September 21, 2021
While some sans serifs strive for neutrality or austerity, Sauna is warm and unrestrained. Where some are stiff and harsh, Sauna is relaxed and welcoming. In that way, its name fits quite nicely. Designed by Underware, its soft contours and playful strokes expose Sauna’s obvious nature: this is type for taking it easy.
A custom typeface for millions of screens
August 31, 2021
Last year, NBCUniversal launched Peacock, its much-anticipated video streaming platform, sporting a versatile brand system by loyalkaspar. The identity needed to achieve several goals at once, each relating to Peacock’s overall business goals: Stand out from the crowd of streaming services, leverage NBCU’s ultra-recognizable branding, and reference Peacock’s robust library of content.