Feature: Typography

 
Pay it forward

Pay it forward

Rubén Fontana devised a system for teaching typography that is grounded in Argentina’s culture and…

 
States of independence

States of independence

The fragmentation of the type market has lead to new ways of examining, acquiring and enjoying typefaces…

 
New bottle old wine

New bottle old wine

Drawing on the punches, matrices, specimens and smoke proofs at St Bride Library, Commercial Classics…

 
The enigma of Thérèse Moll

The enigma of Thérèse Moll

This young designer is credited with introducing Swiss typography to MIT

 
Type now: Independence and originality

Type now: Independence and originality

The following three articles address several issues that are facing type foundries in…
 
Return to the square

Return to the square

A chance discovery by some builders led to the adaptation and expansion of a 1930s alphabet by one of…

 
Strategy of excess

Strategy of excess

Like a human algorithm, Hansje van Halem explores a huge number of variables until she finds the right…

 
Bram de Does: the king of (functional) swing

Bram de Does: the king of (functional) swing

An insistence that technology should match design spurred typographer Bram de Does to create two of the…

 
Originality and inspiration

Originality and inspiration

It may be unrealistic to expect that every new typeface will be unique and original, but giving up this…

 
Last man casting

Last man casting

Rainer Gerstenberg is one of the few people in the world to cast foundry type, keeping alive a craft…

 
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