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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AG Fronzoni Reappreciated

A new website seeks to document the achievements of AG Fronzoni—an Italian designer who refused to ever write a single word about his work.

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The Explosive Hand Lettering Rebellion

A stealthy resurgence happening in the design world. Hand lettering is not-so-quietly making a colossal comeback, exploding into the forefront of design.

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Weekend Heller: Learn Sign Painting

Sign painter Mike Meyer is bringing his hand-lettering workshop to New York. The event will give participants a chance to learn from one of the masters, with brushes, paint and lettering.

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Vapor Salve and Thermal Wool

The art of graphic salesmanship has evolved smartly in just 100 years. But look at these 1930s point of purchase displays for some rather bizarre personal care products.

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Weekend Heller: Star Light, Star Bright

Hear from Nancy Rouemy, Principal of We Live Type Ltd who worked with celebrity photographer Jeff Vespa to create the new book The Art of Discovery. The book's photos are stunning and the format is handsome, especially its typographic scheme.

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The Lion of Typesetting: Linotype

Frank Romano's History of the Linotype Company (RIT Press) is as exhaustive as setting Linotype was exhausting in the hot metal days. But it is also a splendid chronicle of this lion of the typesetting field.

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The Very First Principle of Typography

Stanley Morison, designer and historian of printing, design of the Times New Roman typeface (1931) and other historical revivals wrote First Principles of Typography in 1929. Take a look inside this book.

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Early Chwast

It is always fun to look at the early work of great artists and designers. Here is Seymour Chwast from 1961 when he worked in linocut.