A Redesign for Year One

Mota Italic website before and after

Motaitalic.com has just received a new outfit for its first birthday!

We have changed every page in some way (not including adding the new top menu and footer) – some are more radically different than others. Behavior uniformity of buttons, links, dropdowns, etc. has been improved as well as the reworking of the CSS to render better on more systems. The font pages have been considerably expanded to show more samples, details, and information about the designs. We still have additional improvements and enhancements in the works, with some major new features coming out in the next couple months.

We’d like to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has supported us during our first year! It has passed quickly and we have accomplished a great deal. We’ve been occupied with several long-term projects (many of which are close to completion!); so please stay tuned because we have a lot of new things to share soon!

Finally, it’s a bit late, but we’d also like to thank our Design Nomad friend, Dav(id) Hubner, who was with us last July. He was a big help back when we were kicking off the site’s redesign and a great guy to share the month with. Happy travels Design Nomad!

Communication Arts Sept/Oct 2010


Monotype Imaging’s “Director of Words and Letters,” Allan Haley, wrote a piece for Communication Arts magazine with the theme “Five Young Typeface Designers and Their Former Careers.” Rob was honored to be included among four other very talented, “young” designers: Hannes von Döhren, Berton Hasebe, Cristóbal Henestrosa, and Julia Sysmäläinen.

Amazingly, three out of the five designers reside in Berlin. It’s a small design community, and this emphasizes how Berlin really is the Type Capital of the World. There are more type designers per sq/km in Berlin than anywhere else…

So, be sure to have a look at Communication Arts’ September/October 2010 Design Annual 51 to learn a bit about these five type designers and some of their latest work.