Welcome to our September edition of the Month in Type, our regular roundup of the best in type news. Oh, and if you missed episode #3 of our brand new Featured Fonts series, catch it here.

This month’s edition of The Month in Type is sponsored by Delve Fonts, our Platinum sponsor, and their brand new Tuppence typeface, a quirky gem that comes with a host of catch words, swash capitals, and more than a hundred ornaments. Be sure to check it out!


A wonderful graphic design history resource from we made this. Will keep you busy and inspired for ages. It’s huge! Thanks to Daniel Benneworth-Gray. I discovered it through his inspiring newsletter, Meanwhile.

The above poster for Othello is one of my personal favorites. It’s from the D&D archives. And be sure to bookmark we made this for future reference.

New Fonts

Belinda New, an updated and improved version of Belinda, from Melvastype. Available in three weights.

Commercial Type just released The Vault, a collection of WIP and unfinished typefaces ready to license. Moulin Regular by Sandrine Nugue is one of my favorites from the vault.


The incredibly popular handwriting font LiebeHeide owes some of its authentic look and feel to color fonts technology. How does that work? Designer Ulrike Rausch explains how.
From the archives but worthy of repeated viewings: Michael Bierut on How to Use Graphic Design.
A short on Ivan Chermayeff & Tom Geismar. Quite a bit of wisdom packed into those 3 minutes.

Our favorite blue-shirted Austrian returns for another episode of Pimp my Type: What’s the right font size in web design? Zero points for Oliver’s singing voice — but an A+ for his type advice.

Another great one from the AIGA design archives: an interview with Lucille Tenazas.

Events & courses

An introduction to 3D type with Spline, a free 2-day course starting Saturday october 9. Never heard of Spline? Well, it's a new tool for creating 3D content for the Web. It's also available in the browser. Recently The League of Movable Type interviewed the founders of Spline. Worth a listen.

This year’s Typecon conference is going virtual. It starts on October 21, so if you’d like to attend, get your tickets soon.

The Ladies of Letterpress conference: September 24–26, 2021.

An online course organized by Letterform Archive: Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich teaches Restaurant Branding: We eat first with our eyes. Oct 5 – Nov 9, 2021, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm PDT. (Roberto's also the designer of the magnificent Oposta typeface.)

Type Directors Club 68th annual international competition is open for entries. (Early Bird Deadline: October 29; Regular Deadline: December 17, 2021)


Dan Cederholm recently published another book. Have yet to get my copy, but Dan is a great teacher. Twenty Bits I learned About Making Fonts is available from the Simplebits store.

Coming very soon from Kelcey Gray and published by Princeton Architectural Press is Let’s Make Letters! Available now for pre-order.

And, of course, Debbie Millman’s new book, Why Design Matters: Conversations with the World's Most Creative People.

Baseline Shift: Untold Stories of Women in Graphic Design History. Out on October 26, but available now for pre-order. [HT @typegirl]

On the redesign of the Print website and blurring the lines between digital and print: How To Get That New PRINT Look.

A great interview with Tra Giang Nguyen (AKA Gydient) and more about her kinetic typography on It’s Nice That.

This next news story is labelled under, I did not see that coming! Type Monolith Monotype bought Hoefler & Co.


Martina Flor is famous for her lettering. Now she has a great podcast, Letter Now, in which she talks about everything from the nitty gritty of design and illustration to how to go freelance, and lots of practical tips on achieving a healthy work-life balance.
And while you’re there be sure to check out Martina’s fun Lettering Quiz too.

Riso love

Scott Boms’ Etsy store, Risolute, is well worth checking out.

Did you know...

That Salvador Dali designed the Chupa Chups logo?

On the socials

A must-follow Insta: Goodtype.

A pretty cool isometric or 3D alphabet by Fleta Selmani.

And our Instagram, of course!

I don’t know about you, but since Covid, days and months have merged into a kind of time blob. So perhaps I NEED one of these amazing flip-clock-calendars from Present & Correct. Please, Santa, please! Grey or yellow?

New on the blog

In episode #2 of Font of the Month, Steven Heller takes a closer look at Oposta, an unabashed and oversized slab serif that seamlessly melds flamboyance and finesse.
Thanks to our two brilliant Gold Sponsors: Typetogether and their brand new lyrical geometric sans, Postea (30% off):

And Jamie Clarke Type with the lovely and layered Rig Shaded.

Thanks for joining me today. Stay safe!


Fonts featured in the header are Madelyn & Ysans.
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