Adam Ladd has worked in branding, art direction, and magazine layout, and along the way, he happened to see and use type—a lot. Having been the art director and designer for both HOW and Print magazines, you've probably seen his work, especially if you were a regular reader of those two publications.
Tipo e's How to Create Typefaces: from sketch to screen is an excellent primer on type design, albeit a little primer.
Tobias Frere-Jones' latest typeface, Mallory, is the result of in-depth research and hand-drawn work that addresses the needs of the digital present.
Read about Monotype's latest release: the edgy, evocative octagonal slab serif Kairos typeface.
Monotype's Jim Ford talks type design with Bill Davis revealing how his Quire Sans typeface, designed for all media, was ten years in the making.