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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Bite of the Golden Bee

Mirko Ilic showcases 10 of his favorite designs from the 2014 Golden Bee Global Biennale in Moscow.

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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.