In less than three decades, web typography has caught up to and even surpassed print typography. A brief look into how we got to where we are today.
Essays · 22 October 2019 · English · 1450 words
An article on the process of designing typefaces for the language other than your own — challenges of looking at unfamiliar patterns, letters, and their cultu...
Essays · 5 October 2017 · English · 1920 words
Calcula is an experimental display typeface inspired by the idea of exploring the grey area between typeface design and lettering.
Typeface stories · 12 June 2017 · English · 2060 words
Hans Eduard Meier’s typographic work is the fruit of his passion for letter design which has lasted over 60 years, against a background of profound technologi...
Essays · 1 February 2012 · English · 5749 words
In November 2010 Peter Biľak was invited to give a talk at a one-day conference ‘Conceptual Type – Type led by ideas’ in Copenhagen about the underlyin...
Essays · 24 February 2011 · English · 1738 words
An essay on the history and definition of type families, type design parameters, and the possibilities of creating larger type systems today.
Essays · 31 January 2008 · English · 2705 words
This article is intended for an audience of contemporary designers and students who are at least one step removed from mid-century British typographic culture;...
Typeface stories · 11 March 2007 · English · 2703 words
Dieser Artikel basiert zum Teil auf meiner Forschung für die Ausstellung über das tschechische und slowakische Schriftdesign mit Schwerpunkt auf der Entwicklu...
Essays · 28 November 2006 · German · 3875 words
This article is partly based on the research for the exhibition on Czech and Slovak typeface design that we co-curated with Alan Záruba in 2004-2006 focusing o...
Essays · 3 October 2006 · English · 3891 words
The first chapter of Emily King’s doctoral thesis which focuses on typeface design in the United States, England and the Netherlands between 1987 and 1997 (pa...
Essays · 23 January 2005 · English · 15154 words
The fifth chapter of Emily King’s doctoral thesis which focuses on typeface design in the United States, England and the Netherlands between 1987 and 1997.
Essays · 23 January 2005 · English · 16066 words
The bibliography of Emily King’s doctoral thesis which focuses on typeface design in the United States, England and the Netherlands between 1987 and 1997.
Essays · 23 January 2005 · English · 2631 words
A critical review and description of an open-structured live multimedia performance series which took place in the Netherlands in 1999.
Reviews · 29 November 2004 · English · 531 words
Darryl Hannah, politics, typeface choices, supermodels and Paula Scher are discussed in this review of the first issue of John F. Kennedy Jr.’s magazine, Geor...
Reviews · 29 November 2004 · English · 1029 words
In 1999, Print magazine talked to 20 American design heroes and had them look at work from their halcyon days. Designers from Art Chantry to Massimo Vignelli di...
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 4096 words
The point-form story of a German dentist named Hans Josef Sachs and the magazine Das Plakat he founded on his love for posters. Responsible for the promulgation...
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 1894 words
A discussion from the late 1990s with Erik van Blokland and Just van Rossum about their work as type designers designing programmers. Just van Rossum,(1966) Eri...
Interviews · 29 November 2004 · English · 2326 words
Part seven of ten of Emily King's dissertation for the V&A/RCA M.A. Course in the History of Design. The dissertation focuses on the relationship between gr...
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 4404 words
The bibliography for Emily King’s dissertation for the V&A/RCA M.A. Course in the History of Design. The dissertation focuses on the relationship between...
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 1309 words
A theory-heavy, mid-1990s look at the concept of Deconstruction, looking at its origins in French post-structuralist discourse and then current use in the desig...
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 5125 words