Feature: Typography

 
The enigma of Thérèse Moll

The enigma of Thérèse Moll

This young designer is credited with introducing Swiss typography to MIT

 
States of independence

States of independence

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

 
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…

 
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…

 
Type now: Independence and originality

Type now: Independence and originality

The following three articles address several issues that are facing type foundries in…
 
Pay it forward

Pay it forward

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

 
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…

 
Strategy of excess

Strategy of excess

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

 
The business of type design

The business of type design

The challenges of earning a living from type design, with honest, thoughtful responses from foundries…

 
New bottle old wine

New bottle old wine

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

 
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