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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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...

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Eye-Tail-Yin Design Purgatory

Italian graphic design comes in many shades of strange. These are the kind of eclectic artifacts that are getting harder and harder to find in the new digital purgatory.

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Who Put the Lust in Lustig?

A Q&A with Craig Welsh who, for over a year, has been creating the Lustig Elements font, colorful prints based on the font, and a documentary film about the font.

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Signs of Life, Havana Style

Diego Vainesman, chairman emeritus of the Type Directors Club, recently returned from Havana, where he was seeking typographic treasures.

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The Face of a City

More and more cities are using individual proprietary fonts. Such is the case for Tilburg, The Netherlands, which now has the TilburgsAns face.