On May 2, 2011, I wrote this Daily Heller (and text below) about the 50s and 60s history of Romanian graphic design. Now a new volume of Graphics Without Computer is published that focuses on “Letters. Hand-Drawn, Embossed and Volumetric.” Signs of the Times In other words, lots of signs – electric, metallic and...
Graphic design history books are now a thing, and some good ones are coming soon. Steven Heller dives in to the titles you'll want for your own.
Non-Latin letter forms have often been left behind when it comes to type. Steven Heller came across from Japanese ephemera, and he shares it all right here.
Today, vintage type catalogs, often called "type bibles," are treated with more holy reverence (and used more as reference) than ever.
Part of American legacy and culture is the work of Steff Geissbühler. Posters, prints, logos, and marks of his are on display at RIT.
The Bauhaus school of design thought has hit its hundred year anniversary in 2019. New books and old books re-released are emerging in honor of its legacy.
Heller shares pages from Type Treasures: Schriften-Schatz, Eine Sammlung Praktischer Alphabete Für Berufszeige Aller Art (Fonts Treasure, a collection of Practical Alphabets for Professional Branches of All Kinds), a marvel of functional and aesthetic ornament.
The Jan Tschichold book Die Neue Typographie was key in modern graphic design, the codifier of Russian Constructivism wed to the new print technology.
In the '70s, tight type closely nestled together was the way. Steven Heller revisits this close kerning in "Tyght Type" and still believes in snug type.
Created to communicate with children, we take a look at the kid-friendly Queezoid typeface found at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.