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.


Boola Boola

Steven Heller explores the history of the varsity letter.


Tower of Babble: The Emoji Paradox

This article was originally featured in Print’s Fall 2015 Issue, the Text Issue. Find it in MyDesignShop.  Contributed by Zoe Mendelson Decoding the failed set of vector files we don’t want to admit we use every day. The BBC recently called emoji the UK’s fastest-growing language. But is emoji a language? Language hinges on...

The Life of ¶: The History of the Paragraph

This article was originally featured in PRINT’s Fall 2015 issue, The Text Issue, from editorial director Debbie Millman and editor Zachary Petit. How can we build a better web experience? By unboxing the fascinating history of the paragraph, and figuring out how to best apply it in our interactive work today. There are a lot...


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.


26 Articles for Typography Lovers

With the deadline for Print's Typography & Lettering Awards coming Friday, we decided to take a look back at our type coverage from the past couple months.


Shape and Shadow Modernism

Steven Heller takes a look at the evolution of classic Modern to Mid-Century Modern design via Fortune magazine and a forgotten artist.


An Arabic Typography Community

Tarek Atrissi's design studio Tarek Atrissi Design takes a typographic and cross-cultural approach to all projects, including Arabic typography.


From Poland, the Soul of Graphic Design

Steven Heller believes Polish graphic design is the most original, meaningful and expressive of any Western country—and the new book VeryGraphic proves it.