Here is an evergrowing and everupdating list of type that we hug. It is a list of perhaps not the standard repertoire of type. If you have any typefaces that you would like us to hug, do let us know. Otherwise, check back here for updates.

There are some nice typefaces such as Rue Displa, Karmina, and Etica created by Veronika Burian and José Scaglione, Type Together. Veronika lives in Prague and José is in Argentina working together.


LaPolice BP and SangBlue BP by swiss-based typefoundry B&P Typefoundry.

AAUX NEXT TypeTrust is founded by Silas Dilworth and Neil Summerour. Aaux Next looks nice. –

VARIABLE I have since the day I first met it, enjoyed Variable quite a bit. It is clean, simple, no frills, no gimmicks and all in all, at the end of the day, a nice flexible execution. –

DADA GROTESK must have been around 2000 or 2001 when i first heard about swiss type foundry optimo. they had created a font called detroit which was available in multiple master technology. these “MM” fonts were fun to play around with since you could modify them to a high degree using this fancy slider interface in illustrator. anyways, multiple master fonts vanished, so did illustrators MM design palette. and i lost track of optimo.quite recently i searched for their website, and was pleasantly surprised to find them still alive. apparently, detroit isn’t available anymore, but their selection of fonts contains quite a few gems. i am especially delighted by their latest release. dada grotesk really nice. hopp schwyz!

ATLANTICA Some of Ricardo Santos’ work are very interesting. He has done a couple technical and geometric sans serif typefaces such as Focus and Van. This serif font is very expressive unlike others. I am fascinated by his great attention to the details of the strokes. Nice work. –

FREIGHT Freight was designed by Joshua Darden. The Freight family includes 100 fonts: Freight Big/Display/Micro/Sans/Text. There are many weights, variations, and special characters for different uses. Impressive work. It is just fun to look at the whole family. Check the web site out. –

HERMES The lovely Hermes typeface is available at Font Bureau. We’ve been long time fans of this beauty. With curves in all the right places, this typeface kicks elegance with a little bulge. It’s interesting to note that the type was inspired by German industrial grotesks with the wear, tear, and smudging of time built in. Nice1. –

STAG Stag is a typeface originally designed for Esquire magazine in 2005. An amalgamation of French and German early 20th century slab serifs, Stag has been known to receive catcalls from construction workers in both chubby and skinny states. Yes, basically. A hottie. –

AMPLITUDE Amplitude is a typeface designed by Christian Schwartz and available for sale at Font Bureau. It is a beautiful face most notable for its distinguished notches and nicks originally inspired by work done by Matthew Carter for printing on newsprint and trapping ink for legibility. It works handily both in text and display usage. Thumps up! –

BRIONI TEXT Recently released Brioni Text is the first Typotheque typeface not designed by a Bil’ak. While we’re not sold on the Captain Hook lower-case a, the typeface is a subtle slab, elegant enough for text setting. The typeface comes with 9 numeral sets, including old-style figures, lining figures, and median-high lining figures for setting with small caps. Delicious. –

PARISINE PTF Parisine PTF was designed for Paris’s transportation authority by Jean François Porchez (of the Porchez Typofonderie). It boasts some unusual ligatures, especially for a sans serif typeface (fk, anyone?). It’s sister typeface, Parisine Office, has some incredibly juicy open type features, including nesting letters, and some cursive-inspired ligatures. –

TYPOGRAPHY HUGS Here is an ongoing list of type foundries and individuals worth hugging. Hug!


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Typecache a repository of type

Hi, I am very glad to come back here and say hi on Ghug. It has been a while but please allow me to share with you the website, Typecache.com, which I recently made with my friends. It is an online index for type foundries and font sellers, and showcases their collections of type. There are also font lists such as Helvetica/DIN alternatives. As typographic literacy grows, the site will hopefully be a useful resource for designers, art directors, and type enthusiasts. We keep posting typography-related information including new font releases on Facebook and Twitter. Please check them out as well.

Me and James have worked on the first typecache interview with our great teacher Cyrus Highsmith and we are working on the new one. Stay tuned to our website. Details »

Omotesando Koffee

This hidden gem is to become one of Tokyo’s key community players amidst a recent wave of ‘new generation’ coffee shops. It’s owner, Eiichi Kunitomo – operates the serving process from within a kiosk-inspired minimalist steel cube, located within a traditional Japanese house which forms the outlet and the basis of the shop’s distinctive identity. Details »

Port Magazine

Just came across this launch issue of Port Magazine at Borders today. Port is a global quarterly men’s magazine based in London, merging style with thoughtful, intelligent content.

Yoshi Sodeoka

Yoshi Sodeoka has been producing art projects since the early 1990s when he made the leap from his native Japan to New York over two decades ago.

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Designing More With Less

For those of you who are in NYC, check out this MUJI and IDEO event, Designing More With Less. Wednesday, June 08, 2011 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM @ The Cooper Union.

In this panel session, we will explore how consumption of all forms – from media to food – has become a political act.  Consumers are thinking more and more about the morality of their choices.  Conspicuous consumption has given way to conscience consumption.  As designers, we realize the opportunities to create actions, initiatives, movements, and vessels for positive impact.  MUJI has long been a believer in creating impact through less. Over the course of this discussion, we will ask and seek to answer, “How can we design more with less?”

Adam Curtis

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David Lewandowski on Tron

In early 2010 a small team of designers and animators were brought together by Digital domain to do the on-screen interface graphics for Tron Legacy. This team included GMUNK, Jake Sargeant and David Lewandowski.

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Polish Hipopotamus

Ever wondered what a polish hippo would look like? Feast your eyes. For me this is best described as maelstrom of sensory overload, but made for fun and with love. Afraid? So you should be.

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The Playtype concept store was launched in conjunction with the revamp and redesign of Playtype.com. Located in Copenhagen’s Vesterbro, the store is the physical manifestation of the online shop.

Naji El Mir

Even at a fairly early stage of his career Naji El Mir has already been involved in many cross-cultural projects, solving Arabic and Latin combinations in branding, logo design, broadcast design and corporate identity, his work can be coined as mixture of both Arabic and Western visual cultures.

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OCAD University

“Brand are not dead…anything is possible”. Bruce Mau Design’s re-brand of OCAD University is a must see.

Alison Haigh

Alison Haigh was nominated winner of the Best Newcomer Award at the Grafik Design Awards 2010 by none other than Peter Saville. She has an intriguing (and somewhat slightly bewildering in parts) selection of work in her portfolio. It’s certainly worth checking out when time permits. Details »

The Khatt Foundation

The Khatt Foundation, Center for Arabic Typography is a cultural foundation dedicated to advancing design research and typography in the Middle East, North Africa and their diaspora, and to building cross-cultural creative networks. As an online creative network they connect designers and visual artists, provide information about various resources, projects, news and events.