Letterings Designs

10 Real-World Lettering Designs

Cool lettering designs explored by Graphic Designers Steven Heller and Gail Anderson in their book, The Typographic Universe: Letterforms Found in Nature, the Built World and Human Imagination.

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Jessica Hische on Jessica Hische

In honor of her delectable dropcap for Marcel Proust’s Swann’s Way, Print invited Jessica Hische to take the Proust Questionnaire.

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Monotype Revives Its Reputable Recorder

Monotype is relaunching its Recorder magazine, set to document “the wider implications of typography and how it contributes to a broader cultural context.”

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Ode to the Doctors

Steven Heller examines the comic woodcuts of Josef Váchal, a Czech writer, painter, printmaker and book printer.

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School Days, Rule Days

Steven Heller shares the strange beauty of a functional, commonplace ledger—this one created by Edward Smith and used in the late 1800s.

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Did You Know …

Did you know you can learn a lot from turn-of-the-century printing, type and paper advertising, like the Dutch Stove piece featured here?

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Olé, Olé, Olé

Here is a Modernista style of Spanish graphic design that I call matador style.