is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired in 2013), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “How They Got There: Interviews with Digital Designers About Their Careers”and “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children.
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Beautiful typeface. But I can’t seem to get the download to produce more than the “regular” set of characters. I’m on a Mac, so that might be le problУme.
love this typeface – it’s so peter sellers
Yes, downloaded this immediately when I saw it listed there. I really like the capital combinations included. Also, this is the first time that I’ve seen a “www” ligature.
Reminds me of ye olde english circus lettering. Okay, I wasn’t even born then, but if I was, I’m sure it’d remind me of something wonderful. Thanks for the post, Khoi.
Kohi — I hate to be so dense, but I can’t figure out how to access or use the ligatures and special spacings — the nestling of RA and RE in EXTRAORDINAIRE, for example.
I’ve looked at the keyboard viewer and downloaded FontExplorer, but neither shows me how to discover those special letters or pairs. (Mac OSX, 10.5.6)
Is this simply explainable to a neo? Thanks.
Hi Howard you should enable “Discretionary Ligatures” in the Character palette.
You may view this screenshot if you’re on Photoshop.
It’s working fine here.
but in my view, not a whole lot of new expression there. Newzald looks like Matrix
Are you joking? (I presume you mean Matrix by Emigre, the link above doesn’t work.) They are really quite dissimilar. But that’s just my humble opinionЁ
but most of the new typefaces being released today seem very samey to me.
Well, we couldn’t be too radical, or nobody would really use them! There are fairly rigid constraints when designing typefaces for text, but I’m sure you know this already. It’s kinda like people complaining that “all websites look the same” because of the relative limitations.
Thanks very much Khoi. Your compliment about my font is really appreciated.
And I’m agree with Kris. Newzald is a far cry from looking like Matrix.
One common point all the same, they’re both fantastic typefaces.
@Gong Szeto: love your comment 😉
@ Kris Sowersby: I was just pondering the “sameyness” of a lot of visual communications nowadays. I do believe that technology imposes limitations, but that should just be a harness to focus your creativity. Just because it functions the same doesn’t mean it has to look the same. I mean, there are thousands of different doorknobs out there that all do the same thing.
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