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Golden footsteps

Golden footsteps

Ed Park

A work of deep emotional power, or a set of elaborate pranks? A new book that recreates 100 iconic…

 
A house that type built

A house that type built

Jason Godfrey, Dan Adams, John L. Walters

Type foundry House Industries – the subject of a hefty new monograph and a retrospective exhibition near…

 
Pleasure in the process

Pleasure in the process

John L. Walters

Paul McNeil and Hamish Muir are graphic designers who construct typefaces through mathematics, systems and…

 

Strategy is never enough

Catherine Dixon

In these information-saturated, cash-strapped times, David Pye’s concept of ‘workmanship’ has much to…

 
Expressive geometry

Expressive geometry

Madeleine Morley, Gerald Cinamon, John L. Walters

Kabel, Rudolf Koch’s eccentric, geometric 1920s typeface, has been revived as a 21st century type family…

 
Colour is the new black

Colour is the new black

Jan Middendorp

For the past decade or so, Mark van Wageningen has been investigating the possibilities of adding colour…

 
From punch cutters to number crunchers

From punch cutters to number crunchers

Ferdinand P. Ulrich

In the summer of 1983, a Stanford seminar became a milestone in the long transition from craft to code

 
Advice from a mentor you may never meet

Advice from a mentor you may never meet

Sarah Snaith

The ethos behind the Hall of Femmes series is to pass down stories, advice and experiences to a new…

 
Brand in the hand

Brand in the hand

In Melbourne, more than a century ago, a ‘printer’s fist’ inadvertently became one of the earliest…

 
Reputations: Nadine Chahine

Reputations: Nadine Chahine

Anna Lisa Reynolds

‘I wanted to discover if there was any value in simplification, in terms of legibility, and only…

 
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