Cooper Union Typography

All about Typography, well, mostly about Typography.

the ’zine

assingment

This post will keep evolving as we work on the zine; mainly as a source of information and inspiration. Feel free to add to it by leaving comments. All the content is inside the post.

The first handout sheet of this project: PDF #1

 

COOKING

Terminology:
Cooking
Culinary Art
Haute Cuisine
Nouvelle Cuisine
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Food
Recipe
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Restaurant
Chef
Chef de Partie (line cook)
Brigade de cuisine
Typical Restaurant Kitchen Layout
The Ins and Out of the Kitchen Hierarchy

People:
Antonin Carême
Auguste Escoffier
Paul Bocuse
Joel Robuchon
Alain Ducasse
Marco Pierre White
Gordon Ramsay

BLACKLETTER

Terminology:
Blackletter on wikipedia
Fraktur
Schwabacher
Rotunda
Fraktur on typowiki
Textura on typowiki
Rotunda on typowiki

NEW Schaftstiefelgrotesk on typowiki, 20th-century formal shift in Blackletter, like Potsdam, Element
        and Tanneberg. Also see a contemporary interpretation of Element: Christmas by New Fonts,
        a type foundry of Charles Nix (a Cooper Union alumnus)
Handwriting Guide: German Gothic
“What Does This Blasted Thing Say?”
A brief history of Fraktur, also see this page of fonts, and this PDF that outlines the history of each of the fonts.

Cultural references:
“Origin of blackletter use in gang tattoos” thread
“Blackletter in Mexico” thread
“What is the connection between blackletter and violent / extreme culture” thread
“Where is the Blackletter”
“AC/DC logo”
Pennsylvania Dutch Fraktur; see also this, and this.
Cherokee Blackletter, more here
A collection of interesting images, could serve as a good lead for possible content, (see page 2 as well).
NEW “Blackletter in American Newspapers” thread on Typophile
NEW “Cyrillic Blackletter” thread on Typophile
Blackletter: Type and National Identity catalog on google books. Click on “Preview this book” to see the book scans.

Resources:
A good overview of available Blackletter fonts, sorted by style. Great resource.
Blackletter fonts: a huge list of Blackletter fonts and type designers (some free, others not digitized, but the biggest list out there)
A good set of unusual, digitized fonts (free)
More blackletter fonts, also free
Resources for Blackletter Type, lots of links and books mentioned, Lubalin Center has some of them.
A good overview of commercially available Blackletter fonts, organized by style
Historical Allsorts on Hoefler & Frere-Jones, look at these articles as well.
NEW An interesting collection of Blackletter fonts, (click on Blackletter to see the set)

Other:
Flickr Blackletter Today Pool
A photo group on Flickr

numberbook
Interesting small Blackletter numbers project

declaration

Set of fonts based on the Declaration of Independence, (includes a Blackletter).
See the original here, in high resolution.

lsd
LSD Blackletter

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Select Blackletter typefaces:
fakir
Fakir, by Underware; see PDF specimen

kaas
Kaas, by Incubator. See the PDF specimen

blacktur2
Blacktur, by House Industries

fleischmann-flamande
Johann Michael Fleischmann’s Holländische Gotisch: original; free font; not free, (but not too expensive, and has original numerals)

taull
Taull, by Typerepublic

bastard
Bastard, by Virus Fonts (Jonathan Barnbrook)

brea
Brea, by Umbrella Type

moyenage
Moyenage

plagwitz
and Plagwitz, both by Storm Type Foundry

darka2fulgora2
Darka and Fulgora, by Kimeratype (site in Flash)

authentic_ink
Authentic Ink by Florian Schick.

3D blackletter
Interesting image (poster?) by Cristian Gramada. 3D type that looks very much like Blackletter.

 

tagliente
A page from Giovannantonio Tagliente’s, Lo presente libro, (The present book), Venice, 1524.
Tagliente was a Venician calligrapher, (1468—1527). See more examples from this book here.

NEW
ltt_stgotic_especimen
Stgotic Textura, a Blackletter pixel typeface, designed to be used at small size on screen.
Designed by Latinotype.

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2 Responses

  1. Peter Bain says:

    A shout out to all the Cooper folks,

    FYI: If anyone wants copies of the Lubalin Center monograph, I’ve got plenty. Great to see what y’all are up to.

    Best from Mississippi these days,

    -Peter Bain

  2. Sasha says:

    Good to see you here Paul. I still owe you a reply to your email. Promise will write back soon.

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