Doves Type: Revisited

News, The Doves Type®
Robert Green explains why he has revisited his Doves Type and produced new Text & Headline versions of the iconic typeface. Since its initial release in 2013, there have been two further updates of the digital Doves Type. This latest version was developed over the last two years. There were several reasons for revisiting the [...]

The Grand Organ Project

Custom Work, News
It’s always gratifying to see custom fonts we’ve created being deployed in the wild, and doubly so when the location is as prestigious as York Minster.  Typespec were commissioned in 2019 by specialist organ manufacturers Harrison & Harrison Ltd to develop a brand new custom typeface for use on all their future builds, starting with [...]

New BFSL website

Buy Fonts Save Lives, News
Pentagram partner Matt Willey has designed a brand new website for BuyFontsSaveLives (BFSL), the charity venture founded by Paul Harpin and curated by Typespec. Not only does the site include reworked versions of the popular MFred & Timmons NY fonts, but Matt has also kindly donated a further five type families to boost the campaign [...]

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®

News, The Doves Type® 1 Comment
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 10 [...]

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!

Books, News, Reviews 1 Comment

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

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