history


History is the study of the human past.

Books 5

A book about inspiring design achievements from the Arab world. Nasri Khattar,proposed Unified Arabic to make reading Arabic easier to learn.
A dense book full of investigation of the typographic practice, elaborating on the future and new developments in the field of typography.
A definite monograph about Wim Crouwel going into great depth to understand the methodology of one of the greatest minds in modern graphic design.
This book presents the origins of exuberant curly lettering style on the windows of traditional Dutch cafés and bars.
This is the first publication devoted to De Does’s life and work best known as a type and book designer, creator of typefaces Trinité and Lexicon.

Articles 34

Typeface stories · 15 January 2017 · English
Designer and programmer Jürg Lehni analyses the evolution of typographic technology and the nature of digital fonts, and introduces Donald E. Knuth’s groundbreaking TeX and Metafont systems. An essay complemented by interviews with Peter Biľak, Erik Spiekermann and Dimitri Bruni (NORM).
Essays · 14 April 2011 · English · 4373 words
Two years after releasing History, Peter Bilak reflects on the process of creating this skeletal system in which different styles are imposed on a Roman capital base. Previous experiments are mentioned, as well as inspiration sources for the typeface.
Typeface stories · 9 March 2010 · English · 1792 words
A short essay scrutinising the general misconceptions of western typography, and the appropriateness of Euro-centric type terminology.
Essays · 3 May 2008 · English · 989 words
Dieser Artikel basiert zum Teil auf meiner Forschung für die Ausstellung über das tschechische und slowakische Schriftdesign mit Schwerpunkt auf der Entwicklung der Typografie in den letzten zwanzig Jahren, die ich zusammen mit Alan Záruba 2004-2006 kuratierte. Die Ausstellung mit dem Titel 'Experiment And Typography' wurde erstmals 2004 an der International Biennale of Graphic Design in Brno gezeigt und zog später weiter nach Prag, Den Haag, Bratislava, Cieszyn, Ljubljana, Warschau und Budapest.
Essays · 28 November 2006 · German · 3875 words

Blogs 2

The new version of Typotheque’s website is a natural evolution of work started back in 1999. Here is a look back at the major milestones.
20 January 2016
The fascinating history of visual culture in Slovakia between the wars is presented in the book Modernity of Tradition.
2 April 2012

Authors 3

Ewan Lentjes is a writer and design theorist. He is currently teaching at St Joost Academy in Breda, and before at ArtEZ Arnhem, KABK The Hague....
Frederike Huygen is a Dutch art historian, researcher and author. She was the curator of the industrial design collection at the Museum Boijmans Van ...
Ľubomír Longauer is a Slovak graphic designer, teacher, author and researcher. He has designed hundreds of book covers, and for the past decade...