How did Helvetica become the typographic celebrity that it is today… and why didn’t Univers land the role instead? In this piece from Print's Spring 2016 Issue, Paul Shaw takes us on a guided tour through type history.
Paul Shaw shares the tale of the 2015 Legacy of Letters printing workshop with Alan Kitching at the Tipoteca Italiana Fondazione.
Paul Shaw breaks down the crucial differences between handlettering and typography.
Paul Shaw charts the bold (and at times, bizarre) evolution and history of typography within Print.
Paul Shaw, noted letter designer and design historian, reviews the latest addition to his bookshelf: The Field Guide to Typography.
As AIGA celebrates its 100th year serving the design community, it unveils an exhibit that pay's tribute to the role of type in design over the past century.
Jovica Veljovic, a calligrapher turned type designer, debuts a new face — Agmena. It's a serifed face with Aldine characteristics and proportions.
Ever since OpenType sparked an explosion in script typefaces, I've been waiting for someone to design a credible Spencerian style font. Maximiliano Sproviero, a young Argentinean in his mid-20s, has done just that with the perfectly named Erotica from Lián Types. The font family has already won an award from the Type Directors Club,...
The 2012 Legacy of Letters tour and workshop, led by myself and Alta Price, took place in northern Italy this past July. As in previous years, it was an opportunity for calligraphers, letter cutters, typographers, and anyone else passionate about letterforms to study the history of the Roman alphabet in the place of its...
Inside Paragraphs: Typographic Fundamentals By Cyrus Highsmith Font Bureau, 2012 Cyrus Highsmith, senior designer at the Boston-based Font Bureau, has written a short book on the basics of typography that, despite its odd approach—or maybe because of it—promises to become a standard text in introductory typography courses. The book, to be formally released next...