David Březina—multilingual typography & typeface design

Writings

India 2012

During February and March, I have been traveling around India as a tourist and as a lecturer (see Rosetta typobites for more info). Here are some selected instagrammed pictures to give you a hint of how I perceived the trip. During the two months we have visited seven Indian states, three main medieval cities and travelled about 4400 km within the country, most of it by train. And indeed we have seen lots of letterings, cowshit, temples, fine patterns, and yes — people. Thank you India for such a great time!

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Písmo s Respektem

Nedávno vyšel v Respektu č. 47 (21.–27. listopad 2011) článek Lucie Kavanové nazvaný Písmo s charakterem. Typografové, grafičtí designeři a především písmaři by měli nejspíš jásat, že se písmo a jeho tvorba dostává do širšího povědomí, že je „trendy“. Člověk věci znalý však musí povzdechnout nad špatně odvedenou novinářskou prací. Není přece žádný důvod, aby byl obecně napsaný článek také nepřesný a zavádějící.

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Maiola—experience the czechness

Typeface Maiola by Veronika Burian was originally released through FontFont typefoundry, received prestigious TDC award, and it counts among the most successful digital typefaces of past years. The typeface is particularly important for Czech typography, as it stylistically follows the local historic sources and develops them into a contemporary and useful work. This review was originally published in Typo magazine 33 in 2008.

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