The story of Devanagari type from early print to the digital age, as Indian print culture both sparked and responded to intense socio-political change and const...
Essays · 21 March 2022 · English · 12695 words
This essay provides guidelines to fine Syllabics typography through identifying its general and inherent concepts, as well as detailing the nuances found in loc...
Essays · 24 January 2022 · English · 6512 words
The five centuries that followed Gutenberg and his moveable typefaces defined the possibilities of Roman serif type. The current possibilities of sans typefaces...
Essays · 11 March 2019 · English · 955 words
Riccardo Olocco and Jonathan Pierini’s Parmigiano is a reinterpretation of the work of Giambattista Bodoni (1740–1813) commemorating the bicentenary of his...
Typeface stories · 7 July 2014 · English · 1116 words
Article on the process of designing Karloff typeface, showing just how closely related beauty and ugliness are.
Typeface stories · 25 September 2012 · English · 957 words
Un recorrido que da cuenta de las mujeres diseñadoras de libros, revistas, campañas activistas, marcas y otras cosas más en el siglo XX.
Essays · 23 May 2012 · Spanish · 4956 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
The introduction to Emily King’s doctoral thesis which focuses on typeface design in the United States, England and the Netherlands between 1987 and 1997 (par...
Essays · 23 January 2005 · English · 12205 words
The introduction of Emily King’s doctoral thesis which focuses on typeface design in the United States, England and the Netherlands between 1987 and 1997 (par...
Essays · 23 January 2005 · English · 9537 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 second 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 · 18886 words
The third 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 · 17408 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
Blogs, design criticism and the AIGA Vancouver conference discussion about the premacy of corporate vs. editorial design...
Essays · 22 December 2004 · English · 1310 words
A critical review of a new book featuring excerpts of Marshall McLuhan’s work, designed by David Carson. Tha author considers the complex task of illustrat...
Reviews · 29 November 2004 · English · 675 words
This article by the designer of Scala and Seria is as much a typographic guide and history lesson as it is a personal account of his approach to type design.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 3195 words
An overview of the work of Cuban-born titling artist Pablo Ferro who broke ground with the titles for films like Dr. Strangelove and pioneered moving type for t...
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 3038 words
About the German-born founder of the Bettmann Archives in New York which houses over 5 million cuts, drawings, images and pieces of ephemera, collected since th...
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 607 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
An examination from 1996 of the history and concept of the designer as author, starting in the first decades of the 20th century.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 4801 words
A talking Barbie lush as a foil for the Mac’s Speech functions; debates about the value of capital letters; Derrida, Saussure and Foucault; Oliver Sachs and C...
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 2075 words
An interview from 2002 with the Font Bureau designer Tobias Frere-Jones, the creator of Gotham, Interstate and Garage Gothic to name just a few.
Interviews · 29 November 2004 · English · 1167 words
A survey of woman designers of books, magazines, activist campaigns, identities etc. across the 20th century.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 4875 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