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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:
https://fontofthemonth.club (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.

Typographic residency at Ésad Amiens Résidence typographique à l'Ésad Amiens

Currently, I am at the Amiens School of Art & Design (Ésad Amiens) in France to do some research and typographic exploration to advance various projects that I will talk about eventually.

Actuellement, je suis à l’École supérieure d’art et de design d’Amiens pour faire de la recherche et de l’exploration typographique afin d’avancer divers projets dont je vous parlerai éventuellement.

Ésad Amiens

Amiens School of Art & Design (Ésad Amiens), France.

Ésad Amiens

École supérieure d’art et de design d’Amiens (Ésad Amiens), France.