The recent release of FF Real™, designed by Erik Spiekermann and Ralph du Carrois, marks the first time a digital typeface immediately became available as wood type as well. In a collaborative project Spiekermann’s letterpress gallery P98a and FontFont printed a limited edition specimen poster in two colors with the first font of original FF Real wood type.
In 2015 the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle, Germany, looks back on a rich history that spans 100 years. The “Burg” is perhaps best known for its numerous workshops on campus which are deeply rooted in the university’s curricula and – of course – for the memorable landmark (Burg, Engl. castle) that is found in its unique name. Having lived through all the ups and downs of Germany’s history in the 20th century, this institution has accumulated a large variety of stories, anecdotes, and almost unreal moments.
Our irregularly published review of album sleeve design and typography looks at the artwork for recent releases by Boz Scaggs, The Mountain Goats, The Wombats, Zac Brown Band, Raekwon, Squarepusher, The Leisure Society, and others.