I am hoping to be out of my cast this week just in time to spend the holidays in the printpavilion - after 9 weeks of not being able to print I can't think of a better time to get inky! (Expect letterpress play in your instagram feed!) Also given how glorious the weather is down under right now I hope to have at least a few days at the beach for reading, swimming (if given the all clear!) and a little typographic cryptography too (see the below musings about which code I aim to crack!).
As the year draws to a close I wanted to take the opportunity to say a huge and heartfelt thanks - the TypographCommunity has experienced huge growth. I am grateful for all your support, encouragement and for producing such inspiring work (that is a pleasure to discover and share!)
Wishing you a very merry whatever you're celebrating this month! Be it graduation, Christmas, Hanukkah, ice skating in Central Park, a good wave down the coast, a new year, a new bub (I know that applies to a good number of you!), a new job or non-denominational public holidays spent with your loved ones... Whatever and however you're celebrating, cheers to you!
This edition of TypoMusings is jam packed so should give you plenty of type, lettering, calligraphy and print content to muse over while trying to avoid awkward conversations with relatives at family events...
Although, before we overindulge in this holiday type-candy, (I don't mean this to sound at all salesy!) but I have just received a heads up about international shipping price increases (of an average of about 5% to most destinations) that will be effective from the 1st of January. There was a postage increase earlier in the year (both domestic and international) that I choose not to pass on to customers... But I don't have enough margin in the documents to absorb the next rise so I will have to increase prices in the new year. So I wanted to let you know with total transparency if you're considering buying any of the TYPOgraphJournals it will cost you less in 2016 than it will in 2017.
Take care - stay curious, make time to create (and experiment!).
I will be in touch again in the New Year
Wayne Thompson is a Type designer with an impressive collection of text and display faces under his belt. I caught up with him to talk about his approach to teaching type, and his new workshop Principles of Typeface Design launching 2017.
What we need is clarity. We want to be told straight, but we want to be told gently. We want the truth, but we don't want to be hit over the head with it... meet Fabriga! Fabriga is the typeface for this time.