Typography

Typography design is a vibrant field in the digital era, with designers creating web fonts, crafting new versions of classics, and delving into everything from hand-drawn type to experimental typography. Printmag experts including Paul Shaw, Steven Heller, and J.J. Sedelmaier provide thoughtful reflections on fonts and typography designers, providing a wealth of inspiration. Interviews reveal the behind-the-scenes artistry of the craft.

McGuire’s Liquid Liquid

Richard McGuire, artist, illustrator, animator, children’s book and comics author and graphics experimenter, was also a founding member and self-taught bassist of Liquid Liquid, a band dubbed “The Most Important NY Band You’ve Never Heard Of.” A street artist as well, McGuire created the recurring “Ixnae Nix “avatar by applying spray-paint through a hand-made...

Modernism Rediscovered

A Designed Life re-imagines, re-creates and interprets three Cold War-era traveling displays of American designed and manufactured goods commissioned by the U.S. Department of State that were circulated within West Germany in the early 1950s.

Fruit Of The Ink

Wine labels are a special breed of graphic design with a long history. . . so long I went to the site Bottle Your Brand to find out where the ancestors of these specimens came from.

Bantjes Wonder World

Marion Bantjes' "I Wonder" was first published in Europe by Thames & Hudson and in the United States by The Monacelli Press in 2010. Eight years later it is republished with a new, lighter, more luminescent cover.

The Largest Book In the World Pops Up

Hamid Rahmanian has dedicated ten years of his creative life to the Iranian classic "Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King". Le Monde says "it has all the ingredients of the blackest eastern tale ― palace intrigues, demons, invaders come from a far country."