TYPO Berlin 2011 Shift - 16th International Design Conference May 19th – 21st


Yves
 
Peters
A little over six years ago graphic designer Yves Peters started reviewing type in his Bald Condensed column on Typographer.org. In August 2008 he put his graphic design career on the back burner, freeing him to concentrate on his writing and related activities in the digital type business. Yves currently edits The FontFeed, a daily dispatch of recommended fonts, typography techniques, and inspirational examples of digital type at work in the real world; and Unzipped, his blog on the FontShop BeNeLux home page. He also is an accomplished drummer with British/American/Belgian pop/rock bands Troubleman and Rosa Luxe*. Yves’ talent for being able to identify most typefaces on sight is utterly useless in daily life.

Trajan in movie posters: the rise and fall of the Roman Empire (E)

Soon after its appearance on the market more than 20 years ago, the Adobe Original Trajan was embraced by Hollywood. Now it seems to grace more movie posters than any other typeface. Its stately and classic character shapes made it the go-to choice for Oscar material. Yet in recent years an important shift in perception has occurred.