Typodarium 2022

With 365 typefaces from 248 type designers across 35 countries, this calendar—created by Lars Harmsen and Raban Ruddigkeit—is a well of inspiration for lettering enthusiasts and designers. In a lilac box (that also doubles as storage for archiving favorite fonts), Typodarium 2022 marks each day with edgy, eye-catching, fancy and fresh fonts, from ornamental script to noble serifs. On Sundays and holidays, the featured font …

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Decolonizing Chinese Typography With New Font “Ku Mincho Hong Kong native Julius Hui is on a mission to build a new typeface that traces the lineage of the Chinese language, a font he calls Ku Mincho. In China, typography has a sordid history of colonialism and political standardization—first, calligraphy styles were dictated by the whims of emperors, then by Japanese imperialism, and then by the …

Decolonizing Chinese Typography With New Font “Ku Mincho”

Hong Kong native Julius Hui is on a mission to build a new typeface that traces the lineage of the Chinese language, a font he calls Ku Mincho. In China, typography has a sordid history of colonialism and political standardization—first, calligraphy styles were dictated by the whims of emperors, then by Japanese imperialism, and then by the boom of digital media which introduced “fat and …