Author Archives: Guest Contributor


Dangerous Ideas on Design Education

In this manifesto James Victore reveals his ideal vision of design education—& proves, once again, why he's been described as "part Darth Vader, part Yoda."


The Letterpress Journals: Funding and Friendships

by Erin Beckloff Editor’s Note: This is the third part in a series by the creators of Pressing On: The Letterpress Film. Read Part 1 and Part 2. The Spring 2015 Kickstarter campaign for Pressing On: The Letterpress Film was an emotional rollercoaster. It was a challenging and fulfilling experience that connected me to people around...


Helvetica: The Backlash

by Brad Ferguson It’s the typestyle you either love or love to hate. Everyone has an opinion about Helvetica. Not surprising. It’s everywhere, as ubiquitous as gravity. Or to quote Erik Spiekermann, “you have to breathe, so you have to use Helvetica.” People who may not know much about lettering or graphic design—who may...