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January 21, 2008

Puzzling in the laundrette, on the bus...?

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Puzzle magazines are big business. 3/4 of the UK population regularly does puzzles, with 1/4 of the population doing a puzzle daily. Puzzler Media, the UK market leader, sells 1.3 million magazines every month and syndicates puzzles to additional titles in the UK and abroad.

With a 30 year trading history and 53% market share in the UK, Puzzler Media were looking to deepen their relationships with existing customers, reach new audiences and generate significant revenues by bringing their puzzles to mobile phones.

More info

http://www.futureplatforms.com/fp/clients/puzzler_media/

January 07, 2008

Eatable letterforms...

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Speechless...

http://www.veer.com/products/typedetail.aspx?image=UMT0000300

From Pen to Bezier

Between 1935 and 1955, many American calligraphers and letterers laid down their pens for new type technologies. But a few refused to give in. They saw those technologies not as progress but as an art-devaluing, salary-reducing threat.

Among those rebels was New Yorker Rand Holub, best known for his logo designs, brand signatures, and custom lettering for Macy’s. In 1958, his Gillot 291 – an upright script done in 1950 – became the basis of Intertype’s Monterey. Although Monterey included some reworkings of Holub’s lettering, technological constraints meant that the bulk of his calligraphic art had to be ignored.

Almost 50 years later, Holub’s original script has found new life in Feel Script. Designed by Alejandro Paul, Feel presents the lettering in its entirety, as well as letters redrawn from vintage American magazine ads (some by Holub himself). Thanks to OpenType, it also includes many alternates, ligatures, dreamy swashes, and other strangely beautiful combinations.

With over 1,200 characters, Feel Script is designed for maximum expression. A Veer Exclusive $99

See the slide show:

http://www.veer.com/ideas/feelscript/

Developing Identities... Swiss Telecom to Media Brand

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http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/vectors_and_gradients_run_ramp.php

Swisscom are going through similar developments to Orange as a business expanding beyond their telecoms roots..

Interesting to see their identity develop away from the classical swiss typographic style.

Would the typographic heroes of  Switzerland be happy I wonder.

Jan Tschicold what would you think?

The comments found on the link page are hilarious.

NOTE: Look out for the flash 'blender' clip.

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