• Transform magazine
  • August 18, 2018

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Brazilian bank follows custom typeface trend

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Following big brand such as Airbnb and YouTube, Itau Unibanco, Brazil’s largest bank, has launched a custom typeface bearing the bank’s name. The new typeface can be used in every aspect of the brand, like presentations, circu...

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Light, medium, black

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Crafting bespoke typefaces has become more common, particularly among digital-first brands. How do type designers approach challenging briefs and what are the benefits of implementing a branded typeface? Melina Thalassinou rep...

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Fontsmith launches pioneering type system

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London-based independent type foundry, Fontsmith, has introduced an innovative adaptive type system, FS Industrie, designed around five different widths and seven different weights, creating a total of 70 alternatives....

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Designers ask, 'WhatTheFont?'

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In 1999, British app development company Shazam was founded in London. Its software revolutionised the relationship between people and music; instead of struggling to identifying a song, Shazam allowed users to know their back...

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Writing patterns

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Early stage geometry was used by the Ancient Egyptians to develop surveying methods, and eventually construct the famous pyramids. Developing in sophistication over time, geometry is...

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100 years of Johnston font

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The London Underground has been the system responsible for transporting Londoners from A to B for around 150 years. From the world’s first underground railway, constructed between Pa...

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A-Z of London: preview

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This weekend, 23-24 April, the London Transport Museum depot will be open in one of only a few scheduled events, The A-Z of London. Located in Acton, West London, the museum depot is...

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Aldrin font creates a buzz

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On 21 July 1969, Lunar Module pilot of Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin, became the second man to ever walk on the moon, following the mission commander Neil Armstrong. He and Armstrong were a...

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Opinion: "Fonts are core brand assets" says Bruno Maag

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Many languages lack the good-quality fonts that Western markets take for granted. Bruno Maag sees this as an opportunity for courageous brands to allow customers access to their fonts, benefiting communities and driving brand...

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Typeface digest

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The design and implementation of a typeface informs the way a brand is meant to be experienced and perceived. Two major typeface foundries – Dalton Maag and Monotype – debuted new work this week...

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