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.

Design for the Fun of It

Recently, Art Chantry reminded me of the delightful printing, paper FX and typographic concoctions of Mo Lebowitz.

The Origins of Social Stationery Lettering

Many social stationery lettering styles have never been digitized and are still found in the Cronite Masterplate library. This article explains Masterplate technology and a little about how the Cronite library came to be.

Kids Are Modern Too

Steven Heller talks with Todd Oldham about Kid Made Modern, a series that often draws upon the great Modern designers.

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.