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.

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Type By the Pound

Today, designers revere type and the maestros who make it, but it used to be sold to printers like so many nails or screws. Steven Heller takes a look back.

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W.A. Dwiggins Prints His Own Money

Dwiggins, who off-handedly coined the term "graphic design," despised the design of U.S. currency and campaigned for a complete overhaul.

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The Last Sweets Catalog

Steven Heller takes a look at Ladislav Sutnar's Sweets Catalog design system, and Misha Beletsky's work on the brand.

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Another Typographical Dimension

The "StereoType" exhibition in Boston veers from conventional typography by incorporating elements of time, movement and the third dimension.

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Getting on Base

Steven Heller talks with designer and publisher Franco Cervi about his typeface Base.

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Birds of a Letter

To celebrate turkey day, let's look at some other, non-eatable fowl—the typographic kind.