1. Mice, ants and the lazy dog


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    Mice, ants, and the lazy dog was created by Stark Films in collaboration with FontFont, to mark the launch of Web FontFonts with OpenType features. Through the medium of film OpenType features are reimagined and stylised in truly ingenious ways. With this innovation in webfonts, you can now liven up your web presence through the magic of ligatures, stylistic alternates, different character sets, fractions, small caps and even swashes. With the choice of around 1.600 Web FontFonts, your typographic toolbox is just got bigger and better. To find out more about Web FontFonts with OpenType features head to here https://www.fontfont.com/news/web-fontfonts-now-with-opentype-layout-features Or see them in action visit our OpenType microsite: https://www.fontfont.com/staticcontent/ot-feature-sample/ Check out more work from Stark Films here: http://starkfilms.eu Directed by Rob Blake and Zu Kalinowska. Produced by Brian Papish. Cinematography by Kaleb Wentzel-Fisher.

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    • FontCast #18 — John Hudson


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      John Hudson is a type designer and co-founder of Tiro Typeworks. Specializing in custom font solutions for multilingual publishing and computing, John has created or collaborated on types for Arabic, Burmese, Cyrillic, Devanagari, Ethiopic, Greek, Gurmukhi, Hebrew, IPA, Javanese, Latin, Odia, Sinhalese, Telugu, Thai, and other writing systems. See more FontCasts: http://www.FontCast.com Visit FontShop: http://www.FontShop.com

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      • Hello, I am Erik—The German Letterman


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        Erik Spiekermann is one of the best-known typographers and graphic designers in the world. Not only does he represent German typeface and corporate design like no other, but his work and the companies he founded—MetaDesign, FontShop, and EdenSpiekermann—have also had an unparalleled influence on contemporary graphic design around the globe. At his newly opened letterpress workshop P98A gallery, Gestalten.tv meets this master, who has been “suffering from typomania” all his life. We learn about the beauty that benefits from constraints, the heritage of letterpress printing, and his unusual entrepreneurship principles. This video also gives you a sneak peak into Gestalten's upcoming book “Hello, I am Erik,” the first-ever visual biography of Erik Spiekermann's life and work. The book is written and designed by Johannes Erler and his office in close cooperation with Erik Spiekermann. Gestalten's Letterpress workshop with Erik Spiekermann: http://news.gestalten.com/event/two-day-workshop-erik-spiekermann Pre-order his book: Hello, I am Erik (EN) - http://shop.gestalten.com/hello-erik.html Hallo, ich bin Erik (DE) - http://shop.gestalten.com/hallo-erik.html

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        • TYPO Berlin | Letterpress-Workshop by Erik Spiekermann and Axel Nagel


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          Video by Opposition Studios www.opposition-studios.de Client: www.typotalks.com

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          • Happy 25th Birthday, FontShop


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            Lettering by Martina Flor at TYPO Berlin 2014; Music: Daniel C. Smith link: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Daniel_C_Smith/The_New_Birthday_Song_Contest/Hey_Hey_Hey_Happy_Birthday

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            • Granja Grafica - Letterpress & Design -


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              www.kinotheque.com Granja Grafica are Gaby and Elies, an argentinian designer and a catalan printing artist. Together they have created this shop specialized in printing and letterpress in the heart of Gracia, the Barcelona's artists neighbourhood. Granja Grafica means good taste and passion for design and craftsmanship. La Granja Grafica son Gaby y Elies, una diseñadora argentina y un artista impresor catalán. Juntos han creado este taller de estampación especializado en impresión tipográfica y letterpress, en el corazón de Gracia, el barrio de los artistas de Barcelona. Granja Grafica significa buen gusto y pasión por el diseño y la artesanía. www.granjagrafica.com

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              • Creative Morning Berlin #22: Jessica Jungbauer (Supermarkt)


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                The Metropolis and Creative Life Our theme in August is ‘Urbanism’. Jessica Jungbauer, who founded the online journal Best wishes from Berlin, values big cities as places of liberation from the binding mentality of the small community, thus granting creative individuals more space and freedom to independently define themself. Berlin’s mentality is a bit special, even for us Germans. Native Berliners are associated with three critical attributes: a ready tongue (Schlagfertigkeit), unkindliness (Unfreundlichkeit), and megalomania** (Größenwahn). Just one typical example. A boy asks a Gentleman: »Hallo! Jawoll, Ihnen meen ick, Männeken – saren Se mir mal, wie ick hier zum Roseneck komme!« (“Hello, yes, you … manikin. How do I get to the Roseneck?”). The Gentleman: »Couldn’t you ask a little bit more polite, please?« The Boy: »Nee, also da verloof ick mir lieber.« (“Never ever… I prefer to get lost instead.”) Keeping that attitude in mind, we would never recommend to ask a real Berliner, why he like this city or why so many tourist visit Berlin. The answers would be useless. For this (and other reasons) Jessica Jungbauer has chosen another approach. She asked creative New-Berliners, why they live and work in this city. This was the start of Best wishes from Berlin, her online magazine.

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                • Creative Morning Berlin #21: Tomas Mrazauskas


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                  The theme Food inspired us to hold a Creative Morning in a garden. Our friends from http://Prinzessinnengarten.net, who turned a neglected wasteland into a flourishing urban paradise, invited us to their grove. There our speaker, the book designer Tomas Mrazauskas, presented his recent job “Äpfel und Birnen” (Apples And Pears, http://www.matthes-seitz-berlin.de/buch/aepfel-und-birnen.html), that he produced recently together with Judith Schalansky. In his eyes “book design is similar to cooking: everyone has the same ingredients, but the results are always different.” Tomas discovered his passion for book design in 2007. For several years he worked as a designer and production manager at a publishing house in Vilnius, Lithuania. Since 2011 he is working on a freelance basis. In Spring 2013 he received a Honorary Appreciation at the Best Book Design from all over the World Award in Leipzig. Currently Tomas lives in Berlin, enjoys swimming and bitter chocolate. Thanks to this month’s sponsors: Prinzessinnengarten, Favini Deutschland GmbH, Verlag Matthes & Seitz Berlin, Camaloon und Gartencafé.

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                  • Creative Morning Berlin #20: Ana Bárbara Vieira de Sousa


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                    Ana Bárbara Vieira de Sousa is both a designer and a design manager. Currently living in Berlin, she is translating her thesis on design management from Portuguese to English. Her blog blablaba.net serves to share the knowledge she collected on the subject. In the field of design management she sees many reasons for being optimistic, for it draws attention to the holistic side of the discipline and it can be the bridge between technological and non technological innovation, all together with a meaningful attitude.

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                    • Creative Morning Berlin #19: Daniel Trattler


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                      Dogs smell fear and children smell an educational game even if it’s camouflaged with sugar plum fairies. Despite their comparatively dulled senses parents can, if not in full consumer zombie mode, suss out a children’s site pretending to promote wholesome values when its blackened soul is really all about point and click addiction. Daniel addresses these points while talking about his new work-in-progress children’s website/app Stick★Star and how these kind of projects can help to avoid falling into the pit of eternal advertising irrelevance.

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