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YWFT Absent Grotesque Embraces The Beauty Of Imperfection

Today’s world often feels like a constant rat race to see who can be the best, the most successful, the most perfect, beautiful human specimen on earth. Social media, in particular, has unfortunately given rise to a modern culture where any perceived imperfection is swiftly edited, completely erased until the final image presented displays an…




Hit The Road And Travel Back Through Time With Turnpike

Stuart Sandler is the brilliant typographer behind Font Diner, a company dedicated to lettersets with a distinctly retro vibe. Founded in 1996, Font Diner is arguably the world’s largest collection of vintage typography, celebrating a rich diversity of signage and lettering that spans decades of American history. While working as an art director in the…


Barack Pro Celebrates Stars And Stripes

Based in Vienna, Austria, Ekke Wolf found his way into typography in the early 90s when he sought to create fonts that didn’t yet exist for the purposes of editorial design. The actual process of working on letters amazed him because of the sheer pleasure he experienced through his focus, the tranquil silence of his…



URW DIN's Design Stops Traffic, Demands Viewer Attention

Volker Schnebel has enjoyed a long and illustrious career in type design. Even before he was employed by URW++ in Hamburg, Germany, Volker spent decades working in the field of type design and font digitization. He co-founded Digital Type Company in 1985 and his work involved digitizing dozens of basic type families for Monotype, including…

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