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.

The Three Plakateers

In 1905 the first modern advertising poster was created: bold eye-catching lettering with flat colors; simplified shapes and objects and the composition focused on a central object. The Plakatstil was born. Lucian Bernhard, Ludwig Hohlwein, Julius Klinger: these were the three plakateers who revolutionized the approach to advertising and left a heritage of ideas...

Sign Painting Olympiad

Lettering maven Sam Roberts announces Letterheads 2018: London Calling is bringing the international Letterheads movement to London for the first time from August 16 to19 at the Bargehouse on OXO Tower Wharf, SE1. “These ‘meets’ are typically closed-doors affairs, but the London expo will provide a rare (and free!) opportunity for the public to...

Bosnia And Herzegovinia’s Design Legacy

The third edition of “Museum In Exile: Bosnia And Herzegovina In The Modern Era” by Asim Đelilović, (Buybook Sarajevo) is based on the first 2015 edition designed to represent the visual and industrial arts – a draft of history – of Bosnia and Herzgovina. It addresses the periods when designers made important contributions to...

Card Speak

Back in the day when airplane travel offered more amenities, Northwest Orient provided its passengers a unique service. “Cards That Talk” is a playing card deck that has 53 useful English phrases and their Japanese, Korean and Chinese translations. “Just show the card with the phrase you wish to say . . .  and...

Nicety Nice Nice

The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography [HMCT] South Campus Gallery presents “nice,” designed and curated by Typographer-in-Residence, Lucienne Roberts.

Bigger Than Life

Life was the eyes of the nation. Few magazines captured the world through such a powerful lens. Life magazine's photo essays celebrated a barrage of…

Fonts 4 Students

Last April, type designer Peter Bilak participated in a large meeting among type designers, foundries, educators and font users, to understand the challenges of using fonts today. One thing learned during this meeting was that many schools have no computer labs anymore, and therefore, they cannot acquire educational font licenses. Students are on their own when...

Show Me Your Show Cards

D.M. Campana was one of the most prominent china painters in the field at the time of his death at 85 in 1956. He founded the Campana Art Company at the turn of the century with china painting materials as its specialty. He developed his own line of china colors which he used and...

Monday: The New Sunday

Founded in Philadelphia in 1824, the American Sunday School Union (ASSU), a non-sectarian missionary society was the most prolific publisher of juvenile literature in 19th-century America. The Union’s publications were American in spirit and moral in tone. They cover a wide range of subjects including history, geography, biography, natural and physical sciences, poetry, catechisms,...