All about type: 4 terrific typographic reads including works by viction:ary, Tim Sumner and TYPE01
The field of typography has never been more exciting, thanks to global innovation, collaboration and experimentation. We’re thankful for the creatives who, driven by their own passion and fascination, have developed their own resources and media. We’re sharing a handful of our favourites, which scratch the surface of type’s limitless potential.
Custom typefaces have become an increasingly common means for brands to establish and further strengthen their visual identities. By expressing a unique personality that isn’t available anywhere else, these typefaces go beyond aesthetics to build value for their brands over the long term. viction:ary’s Type for Type collates some of the best custom typography work from around the world, demonstrating both creative and commercial ingenuity. It also features cover stories that offer insights directly from design studios, as well as a series of compelling project and technique-related details.
Thaipography captures British designer Tim Sumner's visual journey across the Kingdom of Thailand. It illustrates an eclectic collection of typographic forms, produced on a great variety of different materials, found in their natural environment. Capturing these images became a daily obsession during Sumner's time in the country. He began to notice various objects, which are usually overlooked as banal elements of everyday life. The book and its accompanying bespoke typeface were conceived as a way to showcase this pictorial archive and allow everyone else to gain a fresh perspective and appreciation for ‘Thaipography.’
On the 16th September 2016, Adobe, Google, Apple and Microsoft announced a new update to the OpenType specification; allowing fonts to be variable on their systems. Through this update, designers have the freedom and flexibility to use a wide variety of styles, making everything in between the expected typographic weights an easy-to-access possibility. Since the update, variable typography has become an unstoppable force and regular occurrence in contemporary graphic design. In celebration of that, viction:ary’s On the Road to Variable explores an eclectic and exciting collection of work that experiments with the modification of existing typefaces, as well as the creation of new ones for a fascinating glimpse into the future of type.
From the creators of You Creative Media (formerly Femme Type), TYPEONE is a bi-annual magazine that fuses type mediums with mainstream topics such as culture, business, technology, innovation, global issues and more. Within each issue, readers are treated to a curated selection of articles, interviews, and insights around a select theme such as branding, kinetic, and experimental type. Whether you’re in need of some visual inspiration or are eager to learn about an upcoming creative, TYPE01 is one of the leading magazines for type lovers everywhere.