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The Interweb of Fine Faces

Jonathan Hoefler tells Steven Heller about Hoefler & Co’s latest latest font family, Surveyor — an interpretation of engraved map lettering that has been about 17 years in development — and his new web font service Cloud.typography, which draws content from the entire Hoefler & Co font library.

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Metzl’s Mad Men

The Advertising Conference by The Goswogii by Richard Henry Little and illustrated by Ervine Metzl was published in 1927. While there was a reprint of the original, the book is something of a mystery. Ervine Metzl is not.

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Design Zen: Mindblowing Book Sculptures

No matter how you feel about deconstructing text and tome, it’s hard to ignore the beauty of these intricate works. Here are 5 of the best book art creators.

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Show Us Your Stinkin’ Matches

I’ve written about matchbox labels in this space before (see here and here) because it’s incredible that there are so many, so varied and so small. The latter is key. How do you fit so much into such a tiny space?

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Do You Swear to Tell the Truth

You could imagine my surprise when on a sunny April day in 1969, I was served with a subpoena to appear before a State of New York grand jury. Actually it wasn’t me exactly, it was one of the three pseudonyms I used on the masthead of The New York Review of Sex (and Politics) also known by its partnership name, the New York Seed Company.

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Give My Regards to Broadway

Broadway is the Art Deco typeface. Not just a pastiche of the era, but the actual face designed in 1928 by Morris Fuller Benton.