Feature: Typography

 
A tradition with breaks

A tradition with breaks

Stencil typefaces – late arrivals on the typographic scene – are going in new directions and…

 
Quiet man of  letters

Quiet man of letters

Alan Bartram brought a perceptive eye to alphabetic detail in public spaces. Catherine Dixon pays…

 
Carter’s battered stat

Carter’s battered stat

‘All that remains of the Private Eye typeface design is a battered stat of the type,’…
 
Modernism and monograms

Modernism and monograms

Both artisan and art director, Hermann Eidenbenz was a subtle master of Swiss design.

 
A Monotype timeline

A Monotype timeline

A selected, chronological list of notable events in the long, complex history of Monotype

 
Stanley Morison: Changing the Times

Stanley Morison: Changing the Times

In 1929 Monotype’s typographical adviser, Stanley Morison, published an article critical of the design…

 
Beatrice Warde: Manners and type

Beatrice Warde: Manners and type

Sara De Bondt introduces a transcript of a rediscovered 1959 interview with Warde.

 
Robin Nicholas

Robin Nicholas

‘I don’t see myself as a typeface designer. Hermann Zapf is a typeface designer. What I have done is to…

 
Machine and man

Machine and man

Neil Winter demonstrates the art and science of the Monotype as he prepares galleys of hot metal type at…

 
They work with words: 3

They work with words: 3

As an exercise in cross-Channel translation, OK-RM has devised a typographic spread exclusively for Eye.…

 
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