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Old school layout

Issue 82, Winter 2012


Every fortnight, art director Tony Rushton and editor Ian Hislop lay out Private Eye in a way…

The line of beauty

Issue 83, 2012


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

Typography’s new priests

Issue 1, Autumn 1990


“Type90” brought several hundred typographically preoccupied people to Oxford…

Publish and be damned

Issue 82, Winter 2012


As Private Eye celebrates its best sales figures for 25 years, lifelong subscriber Andrew Billen…

Nameless thing

Issue 57, Autumn 2005


Tokyo’s TDC rewards work that transcends means, intention, content, context – and just ‘is’…

Reputations: Matthew Carter

Issue 11, Winter 1993


“Type design had been seen as a brave but arcane business that requires a lifetime’s dedication.…

The digital wave

Issue 7, Summer 1992


The old manufacturing companies that dominated typeface production through most of this century…

‘Type-only Penguins sell a million’ shock

Issue 54, Winter 2004


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

Recent blog posts by Matthew Carter

Noted #46

22 November 2012

Schwitters, typewriting, wood type, the future Detroit Printing Plant and the United Stats of America
This past Friday the last British-made typewriter, the CM-1000, left the Brother factory in Wrexham for London’s Science Museum collection. Eye received a tiny, tactile, hand-printed snake book from Barrie Tullett of The Caseroom Press, wrapped in a typewritten paper sleeve.