TypeNotes #1

TypeNotes, a new magazine dedicated to typography, design and those who love them.

TypeNotes Issue #1 explores all things type-based from a passionate and knowledgeable standpoint, drawing on Fontsmith’s in-house expertise as well as hearing from voices from around the creative industries worldwide such as Lance Wyman, APFEL, Craig Oldham, Hey Studio and Why Not Associates to name but a few.

Issue #1 Features:

  • In-depth exploration of type in film and television
  • Ad-land’s use of lettering to sell and persuade
  • An exploration of the legacy of Herb Lubalin and Tom Carnase
  • Icon designs through the ages
  • Designing for cassette tapes
  • How typographers create optical illusions
  • Photo essays
  • And so much more!

Delving into the minutiae of drawing type, the magazine also offers an in-depth look at designing more unusual punctuation points.

Elsewhere, a specially designed pullout explores how best to design for luxury clients, and examines how different high-end brands use their fonts.

Each issue comes with a free typographic terms poster designed by Exeter-based studio Believe In.