Monthly Archives: November 2019

Notes – Type Talks in Italy (October 30 and 31, 2019) Cfp Bauer - Politecnico di Milano (Polimi) - Raffles Milano

Here are some notes for the students who attended my lectures on October 30 and 31, 2019.

The “very nice” list by Indra Kupferschmid (Educational Discounts):

The Fontstand app:

The other sites I told you about: (I did not tell you about this site, but it’s a nice concept and you get fonts with a perpetual license)

Some names you should know:

  • Matthew Carter
  • Adrian Frutiger
  • Roger Excoffon

Reference books (introduction to typography):

The Elements of Typographic Style
Robert Bringhurst

Inside Paragraphs: Typographic Fundamentals
Cyrus Highsmith

Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works
Erik Spiekermann

Typographie : guide pratique [book in FRENCH]
Damien Gautier

Une initiation à la typographie [book in FRENCH]
Camille Gallet et Anne Denastas

12 short films from the series « Sacrés caractères » [in FRENCH]:

Cooper Black

Comic Sans

The apps I use for type design (depending on projects):

RoboFont (font editor – pro)
Glyphs (font editor – pro)

There is a “mini” version of Glyphs intended for casual type designers.

Another font editor used in the industry is FontLab Studio.

Type design and typography events:

Les Rencontres de Lure (en France)
ATypI (Paris 2020)
Kerning Conference (in Italy)

Some typography blogs:

I love Typography (EN)
Alphabettes (EN)
Typography.Guru (EN)
Letterform Archive (EN)

More info about my projects:

Kaltoum (multi-script Latin-Arabic typeface): click here

Instagram @sabbagh_mike
Twitter @SabbaghMike
Page FB @MikeSabbaghType


“Buongiorno”, text set in Kaltoum Bold.