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.

The Dean of Design

Will Bradley (1868–1962) is an underappreciated American design pioneer overshadowed by other Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts practitioners.

When Design Was An Offshoot Of Printing

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...

Signs Of All Times

Sign maker and handletterer Noel B. Weber has released a new book, A Sign Painter's Sketchbook, full of doodles, drawings, and inspirations.

Yearbook Moderne

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.