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.

Fonts 4 Students

Last April, type designer Peter Bilak participated in a large meeting among type designers, foundries, educators and font users, to understand the challenges of using fonts today. One things learned during this meeting was that many schools have no computer labs anymore, and therefore, they cannot acquire educational font licenses. Students are on their own when...

Show Me Your Show Cards

D.M. Campana was one of the most prominent china painters in the field at the time of his death at 85 in 1956. He founded the Campana Art Company at the turn of the century with china painting materials as its specialty. He developed his own line of china colors which he used and...

Monday: The New Sunday

Founded in Philadelphia in 1824, the American Sunday School Union (ASSU), a non-sectarian missionary society was the most prolific publisher of juvenile literature in 19th-century America. The Union’s publications were American in spirit and moral in tone. They cover a wide range of subjects including history, geography, biography, natural and physical sciences, poetry, catechisms,...

Weekend Heller: Playful Books

Books are enjoying more than a revival.There was nothing to revive. They never went away. And at New York’s The Center For Book Arts they have been alive, thriving and inventive for a long time. This week, “Look, Look, Look . . .  A Playful Book” organized by Elisabeth Lortic opens in their space...

The Big Picture

Excelsior was originally a popular movie magazine that published in Milan in Madrid from 1927 to 1937. Heller takes a look at a special issue that broke…