History of the Doves Type®

History of the Doves Type®

The Doves Type® History of the Doves Type Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson along with partner, photographer and engraver Emery Walker, established the Doves Press in 1900 by the banks of the River Thames in Hammersmith, London. Cobden-Sanderson’s stated intention for the Press was, ‘to attack the problems of Typography’. Preparations for the new venture had begun the previous year, [...]
ArtyType Specimen Book

ArtyType Specimen Book

Books, News, Reviews

Internationally renowned designer and illustrator James Marsh has published a limited edition specimen book for his Sanzibar Pro typeface featuring 26 self penned animal verses, one for each letter of the alphabet. Designed in the style of a children’s book with adapted illustrations sourced from an ultra-rare 17th Century scrapbook, it reflects the symbiotic nature between … Read More

Recovering The Doves Type®

Recovering The Doves Type®

News, The Doves Type®

  BBC journalist Tom Beal’s background piece and interview with Robert after the discovery was announced. Rewind 4 months, to the first three pieces found by Robert Green, lower case v, i & e, discovered after only 20 minutes at low tide under Hammersmith bridge in October 2014. They had probably moved no more than … Read More

The Doves Type® revival

The Doves Type® revival

The Doves Type®

Raised from the dead: The Doves Type story.    The Doves Type legend is one of the most enduring in typographic history and probably the most infamous. It’s the story of a typeface and a bitter feud between the two partners of Hammersmith’s celebrated Doves Press, Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson and Emery Walker, leading to the … Read More

Futura Gold animation

Futura Gold animation

Comment, Film & Animation, News, Reviews

Futura comes to life in superb animation by Chris Gavin. I’ve never been a huge fan of Paul Renner’s iconic typeface but I’m not letting that get in the way of my admiration for Chris Gavin’s sparkling new work, the animated adventure mini-series “Futura Gold”, in which Chris uses glyphs from the font for every … Read More

Type Matters!

Type Matters!

Books, News, Reviews

Joe Graham reviews Jim William’s book, published by Merrell.     What a cover! Publishers Merrell please take a bow for committing to such a stylish and lusciously soft black leather flexi binding with moleskinesque ribbon placeholders and elastic closure. This is tantamount to pure typographic titillation as you caress the embossed reversed type and … Read More

Rollerscript fonts: more genius from G-Type

Rollerscript fonts: more genius from G-Type

New Font Releases, News, Reviews

New Rollerscript type family raises the bar for handwriting fonts. Type designer Nick Cooke has released an ingenious new handwriting font family called Rollerscript via his G-Type foundry. Available in 2 styles, Rough & Smooth, it’s the perfect solution if, like me, your handwriting has gone to the dogs and you’re searching for the most … Read More