typography


Typography is the art and technique of arranging type.

Books 29

Richly illustrated book on the body of work of the Dutch type designer Gerard Unger.
A 1993 facsimile of the famous type specimen from 1768 by the Enschedé type foundry with a separate English-language book with descriptions.
The first, and until now the only, book exploring in-depth Tibetan type and typography. This book presents research regarding the origin, development, and typographical function of letter types in Tibetan writing, from their beginnings in 1738 to the present.
The first TPTQ Arabic printed type specimen presents the collection of current and upcoming Arabic typefaces and their Latin counterparts.
This book was published on the occasion of the opening of Typotheque’s solo exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Den Haag.

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 6

After more than a year of work, the 560-page book, printed in 11 different inks, that presents the complete Typotheque collection has been published. It is a true community project that took the involvement of hundreds of people to bring it to fruition, and it includes a poem by Indian poet Tishani Doshi, written to correspond to the specific word count of the book.
14 June 2021
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

Authors 35

Susana Carvalho and Kai Bernau founded Atelier Carvalho Bernau in The Hague in 2005. The atelier concentrates on reading experiences. To that end, Sus...
Sandoll is a type foundry in Korea, founded in 1984 by Geumho Seok. As a representative type foundry in Korea, Sandoll seeks to ‘build fonts, fo...
Jo De Baerdemaeker is an independent Belgian typeface designer and researcher. He holds an MA and a PhD from the University of Reading, UK. His intere...
Thai type designer Smich Smanloh studied filmmaking before switching to graphic design. Smich later enrolling in an advance type design course at the ...
Arya Purohit is a Type Designer and Graphic Designer from Mumbai. After completing an internship with Seenk, Paris and working as a designer for ASDS,...

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