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What We Talk About When We Talk About Type

Ellen Shapiro reports from Abbott Miller's TypoGraphics conference session: Type often has a story to tell—it becomes part of the context, style, strategy, or truth of a client's message.

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Helvetica: The Backlash

by Brad Ferguson It’s the typestyle you either love or love to hate. Everyone has an opinion about Helvetica. Not surprising. It’s everywhere, as ubiquitous as gravity. Or to quote Erik Spiekermann, “you have to breathe, so you have to use Helvetica.” People who may not know much about lettering or graphic design—who may...

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Designer of the Week: Jaymie McAmmond

Jaymie McAmmond's recent career move has taken her from developing branding stories for Starbucks design to working on packaging design at an NYC studio.

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Trip the Type Fantastic

Even in Italy, birthplace of Western type, it's hard to find a great type course … but not impossible. Steven Heller talks with James Clough about his work.

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Fairness for Fontmakers

Steven Heller talks with Peter Bilak about Fontstand, an application that gives users affordable access to thousands of high-quality fonts from some of the world’s most renowned foundries.

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Lucian Bernhard’s Creativ Spllng

Designers are always fiddling with making the alphabet easier to navigate. Here is a lesser-known attempt by graphic simplicity master Lucian Bernhard.