All four Toronto Subway desktop fonts now include optional oldstyle figures. The addition of oldstyle figures came from a request I received from the Swedish Comics Association for the redesign of their magazine, Bild & Bubbla. » There’s more! Continue reading “Toronto Subway now kickin’ it oldstyle”
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I’ve let my subscription expire, but the May 2011 issue of The Walrus magazine still landed in my mailbox this morning.
The cover draw proclaims: “The New Newfoundland,” right on top of a photo of… a mummer. A very nice photo of a mummer, but still…
What’s the message, here? Meet the new Newfoundland, same as the old Newfoundland.
On February 9, 2011, I spoke with John Martins-Manteiga, as part of Dominion Modern’s oral history project. Dominion Modern is “Canada’s foremost archive of 20th Century Canadian architecture and design” and works to increase awareness of Modernist design in Canada.
I spoke with John for about 3 hours about my career as a graphic designer, and specifically about Toronto Subway, my revival of the iconic Toronto subway lettering.
Part of that discussion included my reminiscing about my creation of the now-retired logo for Xtra magazine.
John has now posted that particular bit of our talk on Vimeo, as a teaser for the display about Toronto Subway that will go up early this spring at the George Brown College School of Design in Toronto.
Still to be posted: me yakking about how I reconstructed the Toronto Subway typeface. Stay tuned!
It’s always interesting to see examples of how people are using the Toronto Subway fonts.
On December 16, BlogTO posted an article on Toronto designer Jonathan Guy’s TTC posters. You can read the full BlogTO post here. Two of the posters use the Toronto Subway font, plus directional arrows, in a handsome white and black treatment that echoes the subway’s old wayfinding signage — one poster is for the Yonge line stations from Union to Bloor, the other is for the stations from Rosedale to Lawrence, including a nice extra “Exit and Buses” treatment. The third poster is a collage of actual TTC station signage.
If you’re interested in owning one of these posters, visit Jonathan’s online store.