Heimat creates typeface using street art from the Berlin Wall

Creative agency Heimat Berlin used images of lettering graffitied onto the Berlin Wall to create this typeface commemorating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the barrier separating East and West Berlin. The typeface forms part of a project titled If Walls Could Talk, which Heimat’s Berlin office developed for non-profit street art association, The […]

Facebook rebrands to “create visual distinction” between company and social app

Facebook has launched a new branding for its subsidiary companies, which comprises an all-capital typeface that changes colour depending on the service offered. Facebook will use the new branding on the services it owns – such as image-sharing app Instagram and messaging service WhatsApp. It will continue to use the lowercase, blue lettering for its social […]

Oli Grotesk is a modern typeface that can be used to write traditional Indian scripts

Indian graphic designer Shiva Nallaperumal has developed a versatile neo-grotesque typeface family that includes nine Indic scripts alongside Greek, Cyrillic, Armenian and Latin versions. Oli Grotesk is intended as a warm, detailed and characterful alternative to the typically neutral neo-grotesque typefaces, which include familiar sans-serif fonts such as Arial, Helvetica and Univers. Nallaperumal spoke about […]

Summa designs new visual identity for Spanish postal service Correos

Spanish branding agency Summa has subtly rebranded Correos, the Spanish national postal service, with a simplified logo for the digital age and a new typeface. Summa updated the 350 year-old postal service’s logo with a “simple” and “purist” design, as well as introducing the new lettering created in collaboration with Monotype. Summa designed a new […]

Alibaba offers bespoke typeface to businesses looking to rebrand

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has released a new custom typeface that its partners, sellers and consumers can use free of charge to establish their own brand identities. The two fonts in the typeface, Alibaba Sans (Latin W1G) and Alibaba PuHuiTi (simplified Chinese), were debuted at the company’s annual UCAN design conference in Hangzhou, China, on […]

Pentagram creates Flight Center font for hotel in Eero Saarinen’s JFK airport terminal

Lettering used in Eero Saarinen‘s 1960s TWA Flight Center at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York provided the cues for the branding of the new hotel in the terminal building. Graphic design firm Pentagram was enlisted to create the new typeface for the TWA Hotel at JFK in Queens, New York City, which is slated […]

Monotype redesigns Helvetica font for digital age

Typeface company Monotype has overhauled the Helvetica typeface over 60 years after it was first created to give it a fresh new look for the 21st century. Spearheaded by the company’s type director Charles Nix, Monotype‘s redesign provides a new take on the typeface that Swiss designer Max Miedinger created in 1957. Monotype updated Helvetica […]

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