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Font ≠ Type ≠ Typography
Typography is what you do with a font of type.
- David Wolske
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Love and lust were in the typographic air this month!

Valentines aside, the type community have been totally loved up with lots of fresh collaborations, generous knowledge sharing, tactile (and in some cases graby) projects and hot new fonts. There is a bumper crop of Musings below (My biggest ever newsletter) but before we jump to them I wanted to encourage you to get involved in a couple of events.

The 2017 edition of 36 days of type kicked off on instagram last week - it is not too late to get involved or get started - this is my favorite time in the social media calendar as my feed is full of creative and clever letterforms (and numerals!) simply tag @36daysoftype and use the daily hashtag for your character.

I am working on a large format print for Pissed Modernism, as well as some craft beer labels for their upcoming charity auction. If you want to get your art onto a beer bottle and do some social good you too can get involved - view the submission details here.

Finally, the above artwork is from ‘On The Daily’ - a solo exhibition of new paintings by Australian artist, Ian McCallum. I am a HUGE fan of Ian's work and am very happy to have one of his paintings in my personal collection so I am super excited about this new exhibition opening in Brisbane this week. With a background in sign writing and graffiti, his work is heavily influenced by typographic styles and painting processes. ‘On The Daily’ uses a playful combination of clean design and letter structure, mixed with messy textural forms found through a daily process of creating.If you're local, head along to the opening at Greaser's Analogue Gallery this Thursday night.

Enough from me - Read on below - and as always if you have any feedback or anything you're keen to share please get in touch I would love to hear from you!
Np

The recorder picks up a well-deserved TDC award! It is brilliant to see Luke Tonge's editorial design work recognised by industry for its typographic innovation, craft and excellence.
The Future of Typography is Human: Technological innovations will continue to wow and delight, but they’ll also come and go. In the creative world there is no replacement for the human touch, as Gemma O’Brien explains
Thesaurus blends features from historic metal type exemplars with more contemporary characteristics. The result is a charismatic typeface with one foot in the past and one foot in the present.
What is the difference between hand lettering, calligraphy and typography? Honored to have my work featured in this Typism article on the different disciplines under type's umbrella.
I am incredibly excited about two upcoming book releases... Sarah Hyndman makes the complex topic of type psychology accessible with originality, humour, a dash of theatre and lashings of audience participation. Her new book, 'How to Draw Type and Influence People', is published by Laurence King and out April 2017. And  ‘How to create typefaces’, by Laura Meseguer, Jose Scaglione and Cristóbal Henestrosa is in the final stages of editing available via Tipo e
It’s Nice That commissioned three creatives to explore the possibilities of type, in partnership with Fontsmith. First up Anna Kulachek uses a typeface to depict the character of Moscow. - In the 2nd installment Astrid Stavro’s tailored typeface showcases the split personality of Trieste Astrid Stavro’s tailored typeface is one of contrast And in the third Jimmy Turrell draws inspiration from an architectural icon (Byker Wall) in the North East of England.

Fontsmith founder (& talented type designer) Jason Smith talks about his journey, the complexities of type licensing and the value of collaboration in the latest Local Characters post.
Meet Alice Savoie, Jean-François Porchez and Émilie Rigaud Face à Face: Conversations with Typographic Designers of France, Episode 01
A design festival for people who use type. The new website for Typographics 2017 is now live, with an overview of the festival’s schedule: 2017.typographics.com
Local letterer Helen Kelly has launched a new website. Founded in 2015, BHL is a mechanism for Helen to share her talents and connect with the community via free bi-monthly lettering sessions.

More romance! Beautiful lettering and illustration work from Maria Montes - I am in LOVE with this piece

Design Assembly profile a selection of the top design grads coming out of NZ tertiary institutions, including Megan AU, type talent from AUT.
OpenType features allow users to take their typography to the next level—but not everyone has a firm grasp of them: This article by Yves Peters is the first in a series that will explain what OpenType features do and how to make the most of them.
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