Category: Typography

Type We Love: 02 Akzidenz Grotesk

Akzidenz Grotesk typeface specimen sheet

Akzidenzen means ‘commercial work’ or ‘commercial printing’ thus Akzidenz Grotesk was a typeface created for and used in commercial, scientific or trade work. A distinctly modern sans-serif or grotesque typeface, Akzidenz Grotesk is often seen as the modern typeface, influencing all sans-serif typefaces to follow, including Helvetica. Its unadorned monoline design stands in stark contrast… Read more »

Type We Love: 01 Monaco - Type We Love - Monaco

“A great typeface makes me happy.” — Joshua The Monaco typeface was designed by Susan Kare and Kris Holmes at Apple in 1988. Susan Kare designed all of the early Apple type and icons which gave the Mac its personality. Anyone who has owned a Mac has seen the Monaco typeface as it has been… Read more »

Type We Love: 00 Intro - Type Triad

Welcome to Type We Love! In this series of posts, we’re going to introduce some typefaces we love and why. As designers and coders, type and typography are central to what we do. “Web design is 95% typography” — Oliver Reichenstein When the above quote was printed in 2006 it was before web fonts, auto-play… Read more »