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Compact Black, a New Typeface Redrawn from Soviet-Era Visual Artifacts

Name: Compact Black Designer: Yevgeniy Anfalov Foundry: Kyiv Type Foundry (KTF) Release Date: July 2021  Back Story: KTF, a new foundry based in Kyiv and Hannover, was envisioned by founders Yevgeniy Anfalov and Oleś Gergun as a typographic playground at the intersection of Latin and Cyrillic scripts. Their design mission ranges from hunting ghost fonts from the behind-the-Iron-Curtain-past to collaborations...

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How Wes Anderson’s Creative Team Designed the The French Dispatch Magazine for His Latest Film

During a quick scene in The French Dispatch, Hermès Jones, a magazine illustrator played by Jason Schwartzman, gets an earful from Arthur Howitzer, Jr., the editor-in-chief played by Bill Murray. Pasted on the wall next to Jones’ desk are 12 past covers of The French Dispatch, showing an assortment of imagined stories; in one, the Statue of Liberty in Paris...

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Five Lesser-Known Works from Push Pin’s Archives

There’s little doubt you’ve heard of Push Pin Studio — the legendary collective of designers whose collective work revolutionized the field of commercial illustration. But there’s more to Push Pin than its most famous contributors like Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast. In a new exhibition at Poster House called The Push Pin Legacy, Poster House’s chief curator, Angelina Lippert, explores...

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Old Factory Signage + Eurostile = Elliptical Sans-Serif Typeface, Halisa

Name: Halisa Designer: Jan Estrada-Osmycki Foundry: The Designers Foundry Release Date: September 2021 Back Story: The inspiration for Halisa was a single cut, uppercase-only hand-painted type seen on some old factory signage. Estrada-Osmycki was also influenced by Swiss neo-grotesque fonts but wanted to make something fresh. The designer says, “At the start, the letters were looking too much like a Microgramma/Eurostile...

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Riso, Riots, and Sci-Fi —Tomorrow Today Recommends Five Books That Explore Activism and Revolution

Tomorrow Today is more than a bookstore. The shop, located in downtown Los Angeles, sells books, magazines, and other printed material, but it’s also home to a rapid response press that community members can access.  We asked the shop’s founders to recommend five books that they’re currently excited about. “We (Geoff KixMiller, Gus Depenbrock, and Zoe Axelrod) opened Tomorrow Today...