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Welcome, type lovers...

How is it mid June already!? Last month’s The Month in Type, Microsoft Deathmatch, was one of the most popular ever. If you missed it, read it here.

Following the announcement of ATypI’s decision to de-adopt the Vox-ATypI classification system, I decided to write a little in general about typeface classification. Read about in my Talking About type: from Aristotle to Arial.

This month we have another action-packed Month in Type. Pour yourself a glass of something, or put the kettle on; put your feet up and enjoy. Let’s kick-off with some new typefaces.

This issue is sponsored by exljbris Font Foundry

Newly published to Future Fonts is Ethan Cohen’s wonderful interpretation of Rudolf Koch’s Wallau. Meet Sig:
 

New from Oh no Type co. is the splendid Irregardless (great name too!). I got to use this typeface in the header of my recent Talking about Type article.
 

Cleft Twinline is a weird and wonderful experiment from Manictype. It also comes in another version, Cleft text, designed for reading.
 
There’s a new foundry on the block. Dr. Pria Ravichandran, Kostas Bartsokas, Mohamad Dakak, and Jason Harcombe team up to make Foundry5:
 

Extendomatic, a lovely new typeface from David Jonathan Ross, is a variable font with a tracking axis. Clever idea.
 

Maro, a razor-sharp stencil typeface designed by Nikola Djurek and published by Typotheque:
 

Typetogether interviews the brilliant Danielle Evans.
 

Excited to read this new book from Debbie Millman. Why Design Matters is available now for preorder.
 

I don’t know about you, but I struggle with a regular keyboard, so I can’t begin to imagine even attempting to operate one of these. Seventy years on, Lois Lew tells the story of the first electric Chinese typewriter.
 

Eye magazine’s Liz Danzico interviews the one and only Louise Fili.
 

Some sweet as candy letters from Jason Henderson on Instagram.
 

The amazing lettering artist and designer Alanna Flowers in Brooklyn shares her hand-lettering work process from sketches to finished illustration. Especially useful for beginning illustrators, but also some great tips for more experienced ones too (Fresco and Illustrator).
 

And the million-dollar question: Which of these fonts (typefaces) was used in the highest grossing movie of all time? You might want to call a Ryan Gosling!

Dan Cederholm’s new book, Twenty Bits I Learned About Making Fonts, is ready for pre-order. I can't wait to read it. Dan is a brilliant teacher, so the book is sure to be incredibly useful for those wanting to get started designing typefaces and making fonts.
 

In each newsletter I like to include something creative but not strictly type-related: here is the new bi-weekly newsletter from my good friend in New York, the remarkably smart and talented, Coleen Baik. The Line Between is well worth subscribing to.

I’m always curious to see how others (especially creatives) work, and oftentimes the insights gleaned can kickstart something in us, provide new perspectives, or introduce us to new methods and mediums.

That’s it for this edition of The Month in Type. Thanks for reading, and see you very soon!  You're going to love our next newsletter. We have something pretty special in store for you.

John
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