Tough Breaks

Designers embrace the workaday beauty of stencil letters.      Stencil letters, those industrial workhorses, are getting new respect these days. Designers are looking beyond the form’s functional aspects to the peculiar beauty of the letters themselves. Font makers are …

Character Studies

From 2005 until the end of 2010, I wrote the Hot Type column for Print. Early this year, the magazine asked me to make room for Stephen Coles. We called our joint column Stereotype. But we never got a chance …