While rummaging through his old, forgotten type history files, Steven Heller came across a cache of American Printing History Association newsletters.
Nancy Sharon Collins shares some of her research into the history of monograms and ciphers, from hand-drawn collectors items to contemporary creations.
Will Bradley (1868–1962) is an underappreciated American design pioneer overshadowed by other Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts practitioners.
During the 19th century an increase of printed materials fostered the rise in trade magazines. The content centered on information for the craft and profession. The Inland Printer was created in October 1883 “as a local trade magazine for the booming mid-western printing industry,” states an website entry for the Rockwell Center For American...
Steven Heller talks with Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz, creators of a new dot-face display family called Tanja.
Herb Lubalin is known for being a typographic firecracker. Steven Heller takes a look at some tributes to Lubalin on the 4th of July.
Sign maker and handletterer Noel B. Weber has released a new book, A Sign Painter's Sketchbook, full of doodles, drawings, and inspirations.
Whether you notice it or not, Swiss Style is everywhere. From Ernst Keller to Mike Joyce, learn about the design movement that never stops popping up.
Inspired by art moderne lettering, Steven Heller designed a typeface. Riddled with issues and used only once, he realized it's not his strong suit.
Steven Heller evaluates the vintage design of a yearbook from Evander Childs High School in 1936. He shows us shots of the book's Bauhaus sentiment.