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New bottle old wine

New bottle old wine

John L. Walters

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

 
The designer as podcaster

The designer as podcaster

Katie Evans, Gabriela Matuszyk

Podcasts deliver a mini-conference to the smartphone in your pocket

 
Two cheers for publishing

Two cheers for publishing

Rick Poynor

A two-volume book packed with graphic design history is a visual blockbuster, but does little for…

 
Strategy of excess

Strategy of excess

Silvia Sfligiotti

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

 
The enigma of Thérèse Moll

The enigma of Thérèse Moll

Elizabeth Resnick

This young designer is credited with introducing Swiss typography to MIT

 
Originality and inspiration

Originality and inspiration

Peter Bil’ak

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

 
Type now: Independence and originality

Type now: Independence and originality

Jan Middendorp, Sarah Snaith, Peter Bil’ak

The following three articles address several issues that are facing type foundries in…
 
States of independence

States of independence

Jan Middendorp

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

 
Return to the square

Return to the square

John L. Walters

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

 
Last man casting

Last man casting

Ferdinand P. Ulrich

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

 
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