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Fonts In Use: Variable Fonts
Pierre-Yann is the Recto Verso studio’s art director and the creator of the Typologie typographic color chart collection. After the success of the first Typologie, dedicated to French foundries, he is expanding his collection with a new edition dedicated to Swiss foundries. That unique and ephemeral edition is now available for pre-order on Kickstarter. It features 18 Swiss foundries, including Grilli Type, Optimo, and Swiss Typefaces. The cover will be signed by the Swiss artist Rylsee and the item will include a preface by Roger Chatelain, author of La typographie suisse du Bauhaus à Paris.
After two years of online-only meetings, Fontstand can finally organize an in-person conference again! The 2022 edition of the annual Fontstand International Typography Conference takes place in The Hague on September 9th and 10th.
There is a new online course for learning how to make Variable Fonts. Taught by Arthur Reinders Folmer, it is open to everyone who wants to experiment with variable fonts: graphic designers, creative coders, visual designers, type lovers, and type designers; both students and professionals of all levels of expertise. You can learn in your own tempo with 11 video lessons coving the process from letter creation to HTML & CSS browser animations. The goal is to make this new technology accessible and fun for everyone!
On March 17th, Gerrit Noordzij passed away. He was 90 years old. From 1960 until 1990, he taught at the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague. The influence of his lessons can be seen in the work of numerous type designers active today, including many of the people represented on the Fontstand service. Although he primarily wrote in Dutch and German, books of his in the English language like Letterletter and The Stroke: Theory of Writing have impacted many designers’ practices. The Type and Media program at KABK has published an obituary.