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.

Romance Sign Language Of Romania

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...

Happy Birthday Bauhaus

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.

When Letterers Had All The Fun

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.

When Tight Was Right

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.