26 Articles for Typography Lovers

With the deadline for Print’s Typography & Lettering Awards coming this Friday, we decided to take a look back at our type coverage from the past couple months. Here are some highlights, from profiles of legends of the field to the basics of web typography. Dig in, and don’t forget that there’s still time to enter Print’s Typography & Lettering Awards for a chance to be featured in Print magazine! For more about the competition, click here.

 

Jayme Odgers: Present and Past
Steven Heller talks with the legendary Jayme Odgers about his amazing life, and his amazing work.

Odgers

 

More Typography Lessons From the Masters
Did the legendary Aaron Burns predict the future of typography back in 1986?

Burns

 

10 Remarkable Shadow Type & Lettering Designs
As a salute to shadow type, we scoured the Internet for beautiful examples and struck gold.

ShadowType

 

Vintage Fonts: 35 Adverts From the Past
Here, we collect an array of type advertisements from the 1950s to the present.

TypeAsArt

 

Typography Inspiration from Dr. Shelley Gruendler
Meet type guru Dr. Shelley Gruendler, and dig into the beautiful work of her students.

May

 

Why Handlettering is Not Type
Paul Shaw breaks down the crucial differences between handlettering and typography.

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Illustration by Kurt McRobert (www.kurtmcrobert.com)

 

75 Exclusive Designs for Print’s 75th Anniversary
We asked 75 top creatives to design one word: “print.” See the full set of the exclusive designs here.

Rodrigo

 

Swiss Style: The Principles, the Typefaces & the Designers
Whether you notice it or not, Swiss Style is everywhere. From Ernst Keller to Mike Joyce, learn about the design movement that never stops popping up.

SwissStyle

 

What We Talk About When We Talk About Type
From Abbott Miller’s TypoGraphics session: Type often has a story to tell—it becomes part of the context, style, strategy, or truth of a client’s message.

WhatWeTalk

 

Lost Designs: Making Digital Versions of Wood Type
Richard Kegler explores the history and process of digitizing classic wood type.

Kegler

 

An Arabic Typography Community
Tarek Atrissi’s design studio Tarek Atrissi Design takes a typographic and cross-cultural approach to all projects, including Arabic typography.

ArabicType

 

Heaven on Wood at Hamilton
Do you know what a wayzgoose is? If you were one of the geese at the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum in November, you’d know without asking.

HWT

 

Red Type
Steven Heller saves a pamphlet by Karl Marx (on The Civil War in France) from its way to the garbage dump.

RedType

 

Greta Goes Arabic
Peter Bilak of Typotheque has announced the launch of TPTQ Arabic, a new type foundry dedicated to developing original high-quality Arabic typefaces.

Greta2

 

Been There, Lubalin’s Done That!
Herb Lubalin did not invent the idea of using a type case as a framing device for typographic illustration, but he did do it long before most others.

Lubalin

 

Brooklyn In Your (Type)Face
Type designer Pablo Medina is giving Bushwick an eponymous typeface. Currently engaged in crowdfunding, his reasons dig deep into his own Latino culture.

Brooklyn

 

Digital Wood at 25
Steven Heller cracks open Adobe’s 25-year-old digital wood type specimen book.

AdobeWood

 

Subtleties of the Univers
Read about Adrian Fruitger’s renowned typeface Univers from this 1961 Print article.

Univers

 

The Essentials of Web Typography
If you want to improve everyone’s reading experience online, here are a few web typography essentials to keep in mind.

Indra

 

The Post-Postmodern Lettering of Daniel Pelavin
Not Retro, But Vintage: Steven Heller profiles letterer Daniel Pelavin.

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Type in the Nazi State
As one sees in German type foundry adverts from design magazines after 1933, the graphics professions quickly conformed to the decrees of the Nazi party.

TypeNazi

 

THE LETTERPRESS JOURNALS SERIES
The Letterpress Journals: Guardians of the Craft
Erin Beckloff shares the story of her film on the survival of letterpress and the printers who preserve the history and knowledge of the craft.

LP1

 

The Letterpress Journals: Setting the Hook
Learn about the making of Pressing On: The Letterpress Film from filmmaker Andrew P. Quinn.

LP2

 

The Letterpress Journals: Funding and Friendships
The Pressing On team hits the road for the first shoot at ChicaGoose, one of the largest annual gatherings of printers.

LP3

 

The Letterpress Journals: Typoholic
Rick von Holdt’s shop is in the basement of his beautiful 19th-century farmhouse, where high ceilings and solid brick walls form rooms packed with type cabinets and book shelves. It’s common knowledge in the letterpress community that Rick has one of the most drool-worthy collections of wood type; he estimates around 2,000 fonts of handset type.

LP4

 

The Letterpress Journals: Hot Metal Junkie
The team behind Pressing On: The Letterpress Film talks with “hot metal typesetting junkie” Jim Daggs.

LP5

 

 


Print’s Typography & Lettering Awards: Deadline Friday!
Do you design your own typefaces? Are you passionate about type-centric design work? Have you produced an excellent handlettered project? If so, we want to see your work. All too often, typeface designs, typographic designs and handlettering get overlooked in competitions—which is why Print developed a competition that gives the artforms their full due and recognizes the best designers in each category. Enter Print’s Typography & Lettering Awards today.

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