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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What’s Not to Love: 1957 Typography

Abstract, expressive and pun-based advertising typography from 1957 had such an unpretentious eloquence that it is easily the best example of type as art.

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Type Designers to Watch

Highly respected type-design aficionados say we should all be watching these type designers. Read the February issue of Print for nine more.

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10 Real-World Lettering Designs

Cool lettering designs explored by Graphic Designers Steven Heller and Gail Anderson in their book, The Typographic Universe: Letterforms Found in Nature, the Built World and Human Imagination.

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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.