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Designing NewsNovember 26, 2013

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We can’t wait to get our hands on a copy of this book! In addition to featuring Kris Sowersby’s Domaine throughout, Designing News showcases and analyses some of the best news publication going today.

Village member Christian Schwartz designed the logotype for IL magazine

Francesco Franchi details his extraordinary work for Il Sole 24 Ore, where he’s been the Art Director since 2008. Mr. Franchi has worked with village members, Kris Sowersby and Christian Schwartz on the logotype and typographic programme for IL magazine.

Klim’s Tiempos and Founders Grotesk at work in IL magazine

As Mr Franchi’s site notes, ‘In Designing News, award-winning editorial and infographics designer Francesco Franchi conveys his vision for the future of the news and media industries. He evaluates the fundamental changes that are taking place in our digital age in terms of consumer expectations and the way media is being used. The book then outlines the challenges that result and proposes strategies for traditional publishing houses, broadcasting companies, journalists, and designers to address them.’

The story behind the making of OdestaNovember 19, 2013

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Odesta, designed by Ondrej Jób of Urtd, is a decorative script typeface with detached strokes and pronounced ball terminals. It comes in 7 weights with small capitals, swash capitals, plenty of ligatures, and initial & final forms for each of the lowercase letters.

Read about the development of Odesta here…

New Release: OggNovember 19, 2013

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Inspired by the hand lettering of 20th century book designer and calligrapher Oscar Ogg, Ogg captures the unique mix of calligraphic and typographic form he achieved through his use of hand carved pen nibs. Summoning a renaissance flavor while still managing to feel fresh and contemporary, Ogg begs for employment in magazine spreads, book covers, and all kinds of editorial applications. Designed by Lucas Sharp in 2013.

You can find more design information, character sets & samples here…

New Release: Post GroteskOctober 18, 2013

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The development of Josh Finklea’s Post Grotesk began in the Spring of 2011 as a project to design a contemporary version of the traditional grotesk sans-serif. The intention was to build an amiable typeface with maximum usability and an overall sense of neutrality. Post Grotesk reduces the typical rigidness of a grotesk through subtle additions of personality and uniqueness.

See Post Grotesk here…

New Release: OdestaSeptember 30, 2013

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Odesta is new new script typeface designed by Ondrej Jób of Urtd. It has seven feature-rich weights with built-in small caps, swash alternates, ititals & finals.

See Odesta here

New release: Domaine supersetSeptember 30, 2013

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Kris Sowersby developed the Domaine superset for Parallax Design Studio in Adelaide Australia. Parallax was charged to rebrand The Hardy Wine Company. ‘The new brand identity for Hardys takes inspiration from trade-cuts and early letterheads held within the company’s archives’ dating back from the company’s origins in 1853.

See Domaine here

New Release: Superior TitleSeptember 30, 2013

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Superior Title is a high contrast Transitional typeface, a kind of missing link between Bodoni and Times. The Display styles are suitable for editorial usage, particularly for fashion and lifestyle publications.

Superior Title was originally designed for Pentagram’s rebrand of Travel + Leisure magazine. There are two companion typefamilies, Superior Deck and Superior Text which are forthcoming MCKL releases.

See Superior Title here

CA profile: MCKLJune 13, 2013

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Jeremy Mickel of MCKL was featured in a Fresh Profiles column in Communication Arts magazine:

Duration: I started drawing type in 2006 while working as a graphic designer. I’ve drawn custom fonts and logos for clients since 2008 and I launched my foundry, MCKL, in 2012.

Staff: Having a company of one allows me to oversee all aspects of design, but I collaborate with a variety of designers and illustrators, as well as other foundries like Village, House Industries, and A2-Type.

Read more on CA.com