wood type

Wood Type on Pulp

"Matrix 7" was published to herald the research in wood type being conducted by the legendary Rob Roy Kelly in the mid 1960s.

Wood Type in Motion

Steven Heller talks with Judith Poirier, a filmmaker with a special focus on experimental typography, as well as book design and printmaking.

Wood Never Looked So Good

Steven Heller chats with Sandro Berra about Tipoteca Italiana and the new book "Alphabets of Wood: Luigi Melchiori & the History of Italian Wood Type."

Delittle Makes De Big Wood Type

These specimen sheets show the versatility of well-crafted wood type. Here is a revival of one of Delittle's vintage types.

RDA Selects: MoMA Cuts “German Expressionism” in Two

We’re running selected projects from the 2012 Regional Design Annual along with quotes from their designers. To submit work for the 2013 RDA, click here—the early-bird deadline is February 1, 2013. “German Expressionism” exhibition graphics by MoMA Design Studio: Julia Hoffmann (creative director); Brigitta Bungard (art director); Jesse Reed (designer); moma.org/designstudio “The title wall...

From Pixels to Splinters: Digital Type into Wood

Tricia Treacy and Ashley John Pigford are the founders of the Vista Sans Wood Type Project, whose mission includes the creation of contemporary letterpress wood type and a set of prints by 21 international designers/artists/printmakers/studios. Treacy and Pigford used the modern technology of a purpose-built CNC router (constructed by Pigford) to create wood type of...