The definition of typography has historically and continuously changed. Perhaps it's time for tattoo artists to be considered typographers.
In this issue, we dive into the turning tides of typography. Hear from a broad range of voices advocating for classicism vs. flexibility in the type world.
Michael Dooley offers an overview of the AIGA National Conference and talks with Amy Nicole Schwartz, winner of the Command-X competition.
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.
Print's Typography & Lettering Awards closes Dec. 1. If you've missed our type/lettering coverage over the past months, we've rounded up 15 highlights here.
Paul Shaw, noted letter designer and design historian, reviews the latest addition to his bookshelf: The Field Guide to Typography.
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,...
Everyone will approach the fifth edition of Meggs’ History of Graphic Design through their own personal filters. Steve Heller’s already done his overview of the print and digital versions. Paul Shaw may pick up his Blue Pencil to correct factual and editorial errors. Marxist and feminist critics might deal with the two Martha Stewart...
I have known Michael Harvey, the British book jacket designer / lettercutter / type designer, for nearly thirty years. And I have known his work for far longer, having first discovered it in Erik Lindegren’s ABC of Lettering and Printing Types (Askim, Sweden: Erik Lindegren Grafisk Studio, 1964–1965, 3 vols.) when I was a...