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, Design Chair at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “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. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
Last December I wrote about Uruguyan type designer Feranando Díaz’s Fénix typeface, which he offers as a free download from his company TipoType. Fénix is beautiful though alas it comes in only one weight; there is no bold, light, medium, italic, etc., not even to purchase.
Thankfully, Díaz also has several full-featured typefaces available for purchase and they are even better than Fénix. This one, Libertad, is particularly attractive. It caught my eye before I even realized it was from Díaz. He describes it as “mixing stability and movement,” which is evident in the way it carries graceful swoops among its straightforward, handsome strokes. Right now the entire Libertad family of fourteen fonts is on sale for just US$30 over at the designer resource You Work for Them+