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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Haiku Txt in Wd Type

Dirk Hagner reveals the brilliant things that happen when you mix haiku with text message lingo and woodcuts.

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Do You See What I See? The Illusion of Typeface Mechanics

After 24 years in the type business, Tobias Frere-Jones founded his own practice this January, Frere-Jones Type, where he has kept busy working on new releases and commissioned work. Although Frere-Jones’ business is new, it’s built on a stellar, longstanding reputation forged working with clients like The Wall Street Journal, Martha Stewart Living and...

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Hey Comrade, Got a Match?

Steven Heller talks with !Productive Arts! about their rare collection of Soviet-era cigarette packages.

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The Joy of Jugendstil

Steven Heller cracks open a masterpiece of the sly and wry Jugendstil illustration style.

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Cuba Libre

Designer Gerry L'Orange recently returned from a trip to Havana, where he surveyed classic Cuban street type.