Vangard is a refreshing sight in the world of law firm identities. Skolar is being used to full effect here, in a clean design with a strong colour theme, combining yellow with black and white illustrations. The identity was developed by labor b studio, and won the iF communication design award and the DDC Award in 2014.
Popular resource for everything web, Smashing magazine has been redesigned by Elliot Jay Stocks, using Skolar by David Březina for the headlines and intros, and Proxima Nova by Mark Simonson for the text. Smashing magazine also uses Skolar for its conferences, books, and workshops – in print as well as on digital platforms.
Polish publishing house Karakter recently published a book Widzieć/Wiedzieć, an anthology of the most important texts about design, edited by Przemek Dębowski and Jacek Mrowczyk. Seminal essays by almost forty authors have been translated into Polish, some of them for the first time. Texts by El Lissitzky, Jan Tschichold, Beatrice Warde, Paul Rand, Gerard Unger, Paul Stiff, and many others are typeset in Skolar. Yay!
8 Faces magazine conceived a limited edition of eight A3 (297mm x 420mm) artwork prints. David Březina designed print #1 using his typeface Skolar. The poster is the logical next step from the promotional poster designed for TypeTogether. While the first poster is about a single typeface and its features, this poster is about typeface design in general. It describes the basics behind “proportions”, “structures”, “modulation”, and “rhythm” in type design.
This book arose from the invitation to mount a substantial exhibition at the ATypI conference in Hong Kong in 2012. It was published by the St Bride Foundation and contains essays by renowned specialists in the field of non-Latin type design, with lots of unique material from the Non-Latin Type Collection at the University of Reading. The exhibition was curated by Fiona Ross and Vaibhav Singh, who also edited the book. It was designed by Vaibhav Singh and Paul Luna and the text is set in Skolar.
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An established series of books on Linguistics by the etymological department of The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic were redesigned by Vít Boček and David Březina in 2010. Notably, an extended custom version of Skolar was developed in six weights in order to typeset the books efficiently.
The generous layouts count on the complexity of academic texts, great amount of footnotes, and readers who have the urge to make notes while reading. The cover plays with the idea of boustrophedon writing as a reference to antiquity, the age in which everything had been said already!