typography


Typography is the art and technique of arranging type.

Books 29

A long-awaited reprint of the 2004 book ‘Dutch Type’, a comprehensive overview of type design and lettering in the Netherlands from the 15th to the 20th centuries
Transparency is a study on design and language, Peter Bilak’s MA thesis at the Academy of Fine Arts & Design in Bratislava (1997), designed, written and edited by the author.
Theory of Type Design consists of 24 short chapters describing different aspects of type design, from the influence of language to today’s digital developments, from how our eyes and brain process letterforms to their power of expression.
Typotheque Type specimen No.15 presents 21 Hebrew type families, and describes the process of designing them.
Backstage Talks is an in-depth interview magazine about how design can change business for better by making it both useful and beautiful.

Posters 1

This limited-edition poster features 200 different hairline versions of the lowercase ‘a' superimposed on each other.

Articles 54

Traditionally, Hebrew printed typography doesn't have a notion of ‘italic’, a concept linked with the evolution of the Latin alphabet. Hebrew, however, when written by hand used cursive forms taught at schools simultaneously from when children start to read, the informal style hasn’t integrated into printed typography. Michal Sahar proposes a cursive Hebrew for continuous text.
Essays · 11 October 2017 · English · 1075 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 cultural significances.
Essays · 5 October 2017 · English · 1920 words
From the single-style, monolingual fonts of the metal-type era to the complex, sprawling, multi-script families of the digital present, typography and type design have evolved, not only to embrace developments in print and communication technology, but also to support a world where unity and diversity must meet if we are to survive.
Essays · 2 October 2017 · English · 1302 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
This article highlights some major steps in the historical development of lettering tools for drafting.
Essays · 15 January 2017 · English · 2500 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 28

Andy Clymer studied at the Type & Media, a postgraduate programme at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, and worked as a type designer at the Hoe...
Prof. Johannes Bergerhausen (1965) has worked with Grapus founders Gérard Paris-Clavel and Pierre Bernard. Since 2002 he has been the professor...
Ramakrishna Saiteja is an Indian type designer. He has studied at the DJ Academy of Design, Coimbatore. He has published typefaces with ITF and has wo...
Gerard Unger (1942) is a Dutch graphic and type designer. He studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam from 1963–67. A pioneer of dig...
Daniel Berkovitz (born 1987) is a typeface and graphic designer based in Israel. He has graduated from a joint program of Bezalel Academy of Arts and ...

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Typotheque creates custom fonts and typefaces for corporate branding and identity projects. We offer tailor-made multilingual type solutions for a variety of languages and applications.