Hi everybody, back in Bangalore this Sunday. I've been working on the tttt blog and figuring out how to code a poll feature into the newsletter, so this week's theme is *insert suspense* Work in Progress. Let's get to it!
FUTURE FONTS. Future Fonts is a collection of brand new typefaces that talented designers are currently working on, and will be continuing to update. The platform encourages designers to release workable versions of their typeface throughout the process, similar to how software versions are released. This makes new styles available sooner and helps fund a long, and therefore expensive, creative process.
Since these typefaces are beyond fresh, they haven’t been overused yet in advertising campaigns or existing design work. They are all making their initial debut in to the design scene with Future Fonts. It also works as a testing ground for type designers to experiment with the market. Typefaces aren't necessarily finished, so you buy the typeface at the stage it is at.
The Oli Grotesk typeface family is an ambitious super-family that encompasses all major Indian scripts— Latin, Devanagari, Tamil, Gujarati (for the time-being) under one visual language. Perfect for diverse usage especially in marketing, for screen and print to achieve a consistent look and typography.
Designed by Shiva Nallaperumal and Aarya Purohit and soon-to-be released via Typotheque.
You can purchase the license to this beautiful piece of WIP by reaching out to Peter Bilak of Typotheque.
✏️ Pencil to Vector 🖋
IN PROGRESS. This show-all romp through design-world darling Jessica Hische's sketchbook reveals the creative and technical process behind making award-winning hand lettering. See everything, from Hische's rough sketches to her polished finals for major clients such as Wes Anderson, NPR, and Starbucks. The result is a well of inspiration and brass tacks information for designers who want to sketch distinctive letterforms and hone their skills. With more than 250 images and metallic silver ink printed throughout to represent her penciled sketches, this highly visual book is an essential—and entirely enjoyable—resource for those who practice or simply appreciate the art of hand lettering.
Jessica's remarkable story is condensed into this great resource (that I gifted myself the birthday it was released) covering every aspect of her trade as a lettering artist. So. worth. it.