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Stephen Coles has published Specimen Books of Metal & Wood Type, an online list linking to over 200 digitized catalogs of wood and metal typeface manufacturing companies. A good page to bookmark, as updates are promised.
The design collective LoveFrom, which includes Jony Ive and Peter Saville, launched its website this week. That revealed a visual identity designed by members of the team including Ive and Savile, as well as Chris Wilson and Antonio Cavedoni – each former members of the Apple design team. The collective’s wordmark and the website’s text are set in a new typeface, LoveFrom Serif, inspired by John Baskerville’s letterforms and based on studies of his original punches and matrices. Wallpaper has a write-up.
On Wednesday, November 10th, Briar Levit, Rathna Ramanathan, Fiona Ross, Alice Savoie, Martha Scotford and Mathieu Triay will present the digital event Expanding the design canon: fresh perspectives on women in type and publishing. Hosted on Zoom by the St Bride Library in London as part of its 125th-anniversary celebrations, the lectures are part of the “Women in Type” Leverhulme Trust and University of Reading research project. Tickets range in price from £3 to £5. Please book them in advance.
Through Saturday, November 6th, the new exhibition Inner Structures-Outer Rhythms: Contemporary Arab & Persian Graphic Design is running at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). Developed in conjunction with the Khatt Foundation, it reflects the growing interest in graphic expression from under-recognized creative regions of the world. The college partnered with Dr. Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès – founding director of the Khatt Foundation, Center for Arabic Typography (Amsterdam) – to curate the exhibition and publish a book by the same title.