Derek Birdsall

Recent articles about Derek Birdsall

Powered flight

Issue 88, 2014

Feature

For fifteen years, Pegasus, an international biannual corporate magazine designed by Derek…

Devil in the detail

Issue 83, 2012

Feature

Careful, even-tempered typographer by day – wild art director by night? For John Morgan, both the…

Understanding silly books

Issue 54, Winter 2004

Feature

Turning Python’s TV humour into cold print required some very serious graphic design

Pre-postmodernity

Issue 50, Winter 2003

Feature

Does a small book from nearly 30 years ago encapsulate a ‘golden age’?

‘Type-only Penguins sell a million’ shock

Issue 54, Winter 2004

Opinion

Penguin uses design to revitalise its back catalogue with Great Ideas and a revived Reference…

White space black hat

Issue 9, Summer 1993

Feature

Derek Birdsall harbours a secret. It has given him 30 years at the top. If it works, he says, use…

Recent blog posts by Derek Birdsall

Noted #71

3 November 2015

TPTQ Arabic; Frank; FS Brabo by Fontsmith; Typomad 2015; New Perspectives in Typography; The Eric Gill Series
Typotheque’s Peter Biľak has announced the launch of TPTQ Arabic, a new type foundry dedicated to developing original high-quality Arabic typefaces and systems for bi-lingual typography.