Paul Shaw

Recent articles by Paul Shaw

Imperfect beauty

Issue 95, Winter 2018

Review

This book exists solely because its author Esther K. Smith considers…

The unsung stencil master

Issue 92, Summer 2016

Review

W. A. Dwiggins (1880-1956), the US designer best known for his typefaces…

Carve his name with pride

Issue 84, Autumn 2012

Review

Michael Harvey, the British lettering artist and designer, has worked wholly…

The line of beauty

Issue 83, Summer 2012

Feature

Script typefaces, currently enjoying an unprecedented popularity, bring a vital element of…

Pink is the new black(letter)

Issue 71, Spring 2009

Review

Since 1998, when Peter Bain and I staged the exhibition ‘Blackletter: Type and…

To the letter

Issue 75, Spring 2010

Feature

Calligraphy, in the hands of artists like Carl Kurtz and Susan Skarsgård, can be abstract, gestural…

Scale and spirit

Issue 71, Spring 2009

Feature

Optically sized fonts are the ‘slow food’ trend of typography, appreciated by a minority but…

Trainspotting

Issue 67, Spring 2008

Opinion

Letter from Paul Shaw