characters is a specimag — a blend of magazine and typeface specimen. Our rich archive of collected typeface specimen and magazines has inspired us to marry the two into one creative space and share some recent type-related thoughts and insights, while introducing our newest typefaces.
Introducing our newest typeface: NewsSerif. character#02 also features a photographic essay by Bettina Theuerkauf about the self-destructive tendencies of modern society. We also look at the history of type families and also work our way through the concept of variable fonts. Finally character#02 showcases Character Type’s newest typeface superfamily NewsSerif.
On 28 pages characters#01 features an interview about Peter Karow the inventor of digital type as well as an essay about character in typefaces. We also share a rare discovery of Polish paper-cut-outs and show how this beautiful craft is tightly related to type design. Finally characters #01 is a specimen for Character Type’s newest typeface superfamily »NewsSans«.