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 Good Olde Daze

Before InDesign and the line tool, there was ruling tape. Steven Heller takes us back to a simpler time when a shaky hand could derail a layout.

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Living with Picasso and Braque, Maybe

Lucio Passerini and his students at Cfp Bauer tell the story of a fictional typographer through a collection of prints exploring different techniques.

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Trip the Type Fantastic

Even in Italy, birthplace of Western type, it's hard to find a great type course … but not impossible. Steven Heller talks with James Clough about his work.

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Paul Bacon, Bestseller

Paul Bacon, master of the "Big Book Look" in cover design, died Monday. Find out who Bacon was, and the massive impact he had on the field of book covers.

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Talking Heads

We may be on the verge of losing our letterheads, but even in the digital space they still have relevance. Here are a few Steven Heller found in Rome.

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The Art of Per Inquiry Ads

Well, "art" may not be an accurate word, but there has always been a craft to "per inquiry," or coupon, adverts.

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Ned Ryerson Would Be Proud

If you were insured for anything during the early 1900s, you'd get a special bonus: flamboyant typography. Steven Heller looks at the golden age of insurance policy design.