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The Fab Four (of Modernists)

Steven Heller unearths a rare group photo of Ladislav Sutnar, Bradbury Thompson, Alvin Eisenman and Paul Rand.

Ten Typefaces of the Decade

In 1998, in the middle of millennium-induced listmaking mania, I wrote a short piece for Letterspace, the newsletter of the Type Directors Club, on the “top 100 typefaces of all time.” The list was based on the historical, technological, or theoretical importance of each design rather than its aesthetics. Initially, the list caused barely...