Closed from December 22, 2016 to January 5, 2017

Wordshape will be closed from December 22, 2016 to January 5, 2017 as we are going on a “vacation”. Fonts are still available for instant download, but all publication orders will ship on January 6. Thank you for your patience and understanding. You are awesome.

Kimbo!

Kimbo plug-in for Illustrator
We just released an updated version of the Kimbo plug-in for Adobe Illustrator CS6 and CC. Check out the Kimbo microsite here!

Reading

Writing on design

On occasion I get all fired up and write stuff for assorted design media. You can catch some of it regularly here and here.

A Note on Pricing

Due to the continued devaluation of global currencies, in particular the good ol’ American dollar, all copies of Idea Magazine have been raised slightly from $47 postpaid to $50 postpaid. Sheer economics necessitated the price change site-wide.

Wordshape X Onitsuka Tiger

The past few months I’ve been working on a new type design project with the Japanese sports fashion brand Onitsuka Tiger in conjunction with Néojaponisme. You can read the first installment about the project here.

Japan Relief

For the months of March and now April, ALL proceeds from Wordshape sales are going to benefit Japan relief efforts.

I would like to personally thank all of the individuals who have purchased copies of Idea Magazine, assorted publications and licensed typefaces to help pitch in over the past month.

Paula Dias, Carol Paraskevas, Martin Bruneau, Max Erdenberger, Lorraine Wild, Scott Massey, Bria Covalt, Vincent Malonzo, Paula Fonseca, Martin Allais, Kristen Coogan, Pouya Jahanshahi, Michelle Daliey, Kaoru Matsushita, Tim Belonax, Joe Keenan, Tina Wiltsie, and all of the folks who have licensed fonts through MyFonts, I salute you!

Milan Triennale Design Museum interview

I was just interviewed in English and Italian for the Milan Triennale Design Museum / La Triennale di Milano Design Museum by Alice Twemlow, Chair of New York’s School of the Visual Arts’ Design Criticism Department about the state of the small press and graphic design today. The interview is featured in A Diary of an Exhibition- the logbook of Graphic Design Worlds, the exhibition that will open in January 2011 at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan.

Curated by Giorgio Camuffo, the exhibition will display the multifarious worlds of graphic design by featuring the work, the ideas and the stories of some of the most interesting designers in the contemporary international scene.

Featured on the blog are texts, interviews, videos, pictures, and photographs, as well as thoughts and considerations, that provide a look behind the scenes of the making of the exhibition.

Read the interview here.

Screamers!

I wrote a quick article about “screamers”- oversized italic exclamation points that were once a part of the American typographic vernacular, but now appear to live only in formal use in Japan over at Néojaponisme recently. Coinciding with the article is the release of a set of screamers designed by Oz Cooper via Wordshape.