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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The Univers of Helvetica: A Tale of Two Typefaces

How did Helvetica become the typographic celebrity that it is today… and why didn’t Univers land the role instead? In this piece from Print's Spring 2016 Issue, Paul Shaw takes us on a guided tour through type history.

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Tips and Techniques for Adjusting Type in InDesign

Tactfully kerning letters to the appropriate places and ensuring that the lines of text are at the perfect leading size for easy legibility are tasks that we typography nerds revel in and get lost in. We obsess over the microscopic details of alignment and placement. Fortunately for us, InDesign has useful features to make...