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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Hitler’s Annotated Struggle

Steven Heller talks with German scholar and author René Spitz about the design challenges involved in republishing Hitler's blueprint for the Holocaust, Mein Kampf.

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Louis XIV and Graphic Design

During the early 20th century a surge in Late Baroque or Rococo mannerisms were the rage for graphic and advertising design.

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A.G. Fronzoni Revived Again

Steven Heller talks with the creator of a new Kickstarter book about A.G. Fronzoni, a designer of beautiful minimalism who is largely unknown in the U.S.

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Nearer His Type to Thee

Steven Heller is always on the lookout for letterforms and typefaces that uniquely symbolize the spiritual, religious experience—ecclesiastical typography.

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Fear of White Space

White space eventually became the hallmark of graphic design Modernism, but it happened gradually. We've learned to never underestimate its graphic power.

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Copyright-Free Evil

The copyright restrictions for Adolf Hitler's incendiary "Mein Kampf," the rant that foretold the Holocaust, were lifted this year.