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Forma and Function

DJR’s expansive revival of Novarese’s mid-century classic reimagines a near-forgotten gem for the modern typographer.

Forma and Function

DJR’s expansive revival of Novarese’s mid-century classic reimagines a near-forgotten gem for the modern typographer.

Getting the lead out

Most digital revivals of old metal fonts start with printed specimens. But Indra Kupferschmid, who led the research effort, suspected we might be able to get to the source.

The story of Nebiolo

The Italian type foundry Nebiolo of Turin was the biggest type and printing equipment manufacturer in Italy. It started in 1852 and thrived in the first half of the 20th century, but never made the transition to phototype. The foundry…

The quest for a typeface ‘without salt’

The development of Forma is an extraordinary story, and the question of who designed it is not as easy to answer as it is with other typefaces.

Aldo: as Ferrari is to cars, Novarese is to type

Turin-based Aldo Novarese was one of the most inspired type designers of the 20th century.

DJR launches DJR, names new font after cocktail

David Jonathan Ross first combined his drawing skills and an affinity for coding on the websites he built in middle school. It’s fitting, then, that a type family he developed for computer programmers is what ultimately inspired him to launch…

Input update

Input 1.1: David Jonathan Ross’s elegant font for coding has new characters that users have asked for.

Input in use for the Feltron Annual Report

“It’s definitely the typeface I was searching for”: Nicholas Felton found Input to be the perfect choice for a hard-hitting presentation of raw data.

Input: fonts for code

Input is a flexible system of fonts designed specifically for code by David Jonathan Ross. It offers both monospaced and proportional fonts, all with a large range of widths, weights, and styles for rich code formatting.

Finding Forma

Forma is a neo-grotesque typeface by the Italian type foundry Nebiolo. It was designed in 1965–68 by a team of eight designers, and spear-headed by Nebiolo’s art director, Aldo Novarese. This is the story of its revival.

Turnip: ready for harvest

Rustic but not unrefined, David Jonathan Ross’s Turnip can be planted in any ground, and still come up hardy, tasty, and readable.

HOW: Condor among the “Sans-sational”

“In its various guises, Condor can approach the elegance of Radiant, the stylishness of Peignot, or the intensity of Serpentine.”