Typodermic News Archive

01
DEC
2018

Cybermontage: Instant Postmodern Typography

Cybermontage is an idea I’ve had several years ago where I would try to to recreate a popular typographical trend from the mid 80’s to the early 90’s. Designers would take various typefaces and scramble them up. While the punk/zine look (think Sex Pistols) was...
14
NOV
2018

Joystix Language Extensions

It all started in 1976 when the Atari video arcade game Sprint 2 was developed an released. Sprint II was an overhead racing game with two steering wheels and a black and white screen and was immensely popular. There was something really appealing about the physical aspect of...
08
NOV
2018

Greek, Russian & Vietnamese Coffee

Kenyan coffee started out in 1999 as a rather unrefined (to say the least) compact sans serif headliner. The original concept was a neo-grotesque with some mechanical style elements of early twentieth century industrial typefaces. A boxy, stovepipe design with a waistline...
05
MAY
2018

Doin’ the Neutron Dance

In 1983, Shoot That Tiger Creative Services created a record sleeve for the UK single of the Pointer Sisters Neutron Dance. The design ticked all the boxes for the design trends that would continue to dominate all the way up to early 1990’s: splatter paint granite, atom age...
24
APR
2018

Not meant to be read by drivers

There’s no shape that can’t be formed into an alphabet. But that doesn’t mean I won’t keep searching for it. For this project, I designed a set of shapes that would be intentionally challenging to work with. Zelega Zenega was informed by from the shapes of...
28
FEB
2018

Spectrashell

In 2017, my cousin and I designed a hard-shell waterproof passport case. He designed and engineered the case itself and I came up with hexagonal grip pattern, the logo and metal badge, packaging and manual. Originally, this passport case had a different name. I came up with the...
18
NOV
2017

Minicomputer: 1960s Ultramodern

The strange looking numerals at the bottom of bank checks are printed in magnetic ink in a font called MICR E-13B. This typeface was developed in the mid 1950s and was used by banks in 1960s all the way to the present day. This system only supports numerals and a few control...
31
AUG
2017

Typodermic’s Raymond Larabie Talks Type, Technology & Science Fiction

Written by Jason Tselentis Raymond Larabie, known for creating ubiquitous futuristic and sci-fi fonts, has been involved with type since he “was about five years old” and was using type at that early age as well. His experience with typography, especially when it came to the...
31
AUG
2017

Jillsville weight and language expansion

Jillsville was one of the first Typodermic Fonts releases. It was created in 2002 but was only available in 2 weights: Ultra-Light and Extra-Light. Now you can get it in a seven weight range. Language coverage has been expanded to include almost all Latin based languages,...
30
JUN
2017

Canada 150 typeface enters the public domain

The Canada 150 typeface is now Canada1500 and has been placed in the public domain—free like Santa Claus, Shakespeare or twiddling your thumbs.