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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Ode to the Doctors

Steven Heller examines the comic woodcuts of Josef Váchal, a Czech writer, painter, printmaker and book printer.

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School Days, Rule Days

Steven Heller shares the strange beauty of a functional, commonplace ledger—this one created by Edward Smith and used in the late 1800s.

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Did You Know …

Did you know you can learn a lot from turn-of-the-century printing, type and paper advertising, like the Dutch Stove piece featured here?

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Olé, Olé, Olé

Here is a Modernista style of Spanish graphic design that I call matador style.

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Handlettering Gymnastics

These five handlettering artists are forging new ground in the lettering category using a variety of materials and techniques to achieve stunning results.

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Posters By The Gross

Steven Heller interviews poster design master Richard Niessen about his recent exhibition and book.