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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.

DJR’s Megafaces

Through his Font of the Month Club, DJR sends subscribers 12 new faces per year. They’re “display faces, experimental designs, and exclusive previews,” most of which never receive retail releases. After TN’s customary and intense tech review, three of…

“Pure little expressions”

DJR finds inspiration in an obscure map museum, fixes backward js, and reveals the common thread throughout his diverse library.

Fit for protest

A typeface can help give voice and impact to political visual commentary. For Brazilian creatives Johnny Brito and Maria Clara Feitosa, David Jonathan Ross’ Fit fit the bill.

DJR’s Fit flips the script

Type sorcerer Oded Ezer extends the mighty morphing display family to support the Hebrew script.

Forma DJR broadcasts the NWS

Belgian branding agency Today chose Forma DJR as the new face of national broadcast network VRT. Then they commissioned a new Black weight from David Jonathan Ross to amplify the family’s voice.

Input travels to the past

The time-travel drama Travelers prominently features David Jonathan Ross’ Input Sans.

Inside the fonts: Fit’s amazing stacking possibilities

Because David Jonathan Ross designed Fit to fit just about any text into just about any space, text set in it looks best when it’s stacked tightly. Yves Peters explains how you can achieve the best results with…

DJR designs the perfect Fit

Once in a great while, a typeface shows up that occupies a realm of its own. Fit, David Jonathan Ross’ wildly imaginative all-caps constructivist juggernaut, operates in a fascinating twilight zone between type and image.

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.