The connection between type and culture

The Type Directors Club (TDC) hosted their second-annual “Type Drives Culture” conference this March in New York City’s SVA Theater. The event’s dozen-plus speakers and panelists extolled the reciprocating connection between typography and culture, each adding a new angle or industry to the conversation.

Weekly Roundup: February 3

Typographics, a “design festival for people who use type” launched the website for its fourth-year event; Ralf Herrmann published an essay explaining why not every letter you see comes from a specific font; and Alice Savoie released a free typeface based on the various forms of the animal kingdom. Read these and other stories in this week's typography roundup.

New and improved

Roger Black takes a look at the new redesign of The Guardian, muses on a reader’s reaction to change of any kind, and offers an uninvited fix of the logo’s letter spacing.