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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Stomach Problems?

it was the package more than the Psyllium husk that attracted Steven Heller to Sat-Isabgol, an Indian stomach remedy

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Snug as a Bug in a Bar Room Rug

French bar rugs are joies de typographie. These adverts for liquor and wine soaked up the cocktail of many a barroom stalwart.

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Record Cover Deja Vu

If these albums remind you of Alex Steinweiss, they are not his. They are the record cover work of designer Curt J. Witt, who died on Feb 3.

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Guarnaccia’s Father’s Day

Steven Guarnaccia, who's soon opening his first show, has gone through many incarnations as an artist & designer. Heller asks him about this latest one.

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Dingbats, Ribbons and Ampersands

Samuel Welo hand-drew and -lettered the 1927 Studio Handbook: Letter & Design, a chunky little tome for the art studio habitué to love.