Feature: Typography

 
Different strokes

Different strokes

Sensitive details and technological ingenuity make Alejandro Paul’s script typeface designs both highly…

 
Character studies

Character studies

Michael Johnson’s project to make a ‘phonetic typeface’ that English speakers can understand

 

Set the letters free

Australian artist Rosalie Gascoigne turned discarded packaging type into ‘stammering concrete poetry’

 

Typostalgie

Nostalgia for Germany’s old East has led to renewed interest in certain pre-1989 typefaces

 

Art and art direction (text in full)

imply two separate worlds, yet artists who use text employ the techniques of graphic design. And so for…

 
Marked by time

Marked by time

Two catalogues reveal much about stencil-making in Germany and the US in the mid-twentieth century, while…

 

Why Helvetica?

Despite the changes provoked by the digital ‘revolution’, designing a typeface for serious reading…

 
Penguin crime

Penguin crime

Romek Marber’s 1960s paperback identity is a landmark of independent British design

 

The image as evidence

The career of Germano Facetti is exceptional in its range. As art director of Penguin Book covers in the…

 

Mr Roughcut

or: how graphic designer Pablo Ferro learned to split the screen, cut the crap and tell the story (in the…

 
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