typography


Typography is the art and technique of arranging type.

Books 17

Backstage Talks is an in-depth interview magazine about how design can change business for better by making it both useful and beautiful.
Dutch Alphabets is a lettering model book containing 46 plates featuring samples by some of today’s prominent lettering artists, type designers, calligraphers and sign painters.
Hard cover book about the history of the writing scripts in the Balkan region presenting the history of Latin, Cyrillic, Glagolitic, and Bosnian Arabic.
A dense book full of investigation of the typographic practice, elaborating on the future and new developments in the field of typography.
Bram de Does has conducted extended research into the endless combinations of patterns, ornaments, and borders.

Articles 51

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
This article highlights some major steps in the historical development of lettering tools for drafting.
Essays · 15 January 2017 · English · 2500 words
Detailed look at the English edition of Letter Fountain, typographic reference book examining the form and anatomy of Latin alphabet.
Reviews · 24 June 2011 · English · 1218 words
Peter Biľak speaks with Mark Thomson about his beginnings, running a type foundry, magazines, print media in general, modern dance and typography. This interview appeared in Eye magazine No.75, Spring 2010 in the Reputations series.
Interviews · 27 September 2010 · English · 3447 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

Blogs 5

Typotheque type specimen No. 10 makes typeface selection easier and more fun with split pages that let you create over 10,000 type combinations.
14 May 2014
The fascinating history of visual culture in Slovakia between the wars is presented in the book Modernity of Tradition.
2 April 2012
The book ‘158 answers’ presents eleven interviews with renowned type designers and writers, interviewed by students of Type Media postgraduate course in type design.
9 May 2011
Analysis of 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).
14 April 2011
After extensive but unsuccessful lobbying for the New York Times to adopt Greta Text as the main typeface for its layout, the Dutch type foundry Typotheque acquired the newspaper.
1 April 2008

Authors 20

Shiva Nallaperumal is a Graphic Designer, Type Designer and Illustrator from Chennai, India....
Fermín Guerrero is a Graphic and Type designer born in Uruguay. In 2010, after he finished his bachelor in Industrial Design in Uruguay, he mov...
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....
Maria Doreuli was born in Moscow, and studied at graphic design at the Moscow State University of Printing. She has received the MA degree from the Ty...
Bram de Does (Amsterdam, 1934-2015) is a graphic and type designer. From 1958 to 1988 he worked, with several intervals, at Joh. Enschedé, a pr...

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