Why we’re afraid of this font

Suddenly, people outside of the design profession seem to care about its many intricacies. Usually, this awareness focuses on execution. This year’s Oscars put visual hierarchy on the map. XKCD readers will never miss an opportunity to point out bad keming. And anyone on the internet can tell you, Comic Sans has become a joke. […]

Introducing TypeNotes , a new magazine dedicated to typography, design and those who love them

Simultaneously dispelling the notion that typography is just for design geeks while also catering for font fanatics, TypeNotes is a new print magazine that pays a loving tribute to letterforms. The inaugural issue of the publication from London-based type foundry Fontsmith is launched to celebrate the company’s love of type and the craft behind making […]

Introducing TypeNotes , a new magazine dedicated to typography, design and those who love them

Simultaneously dispelling the notion that typography is just for design geeks while also catering for font fanatics, TypeNotes is a new print magazine that pays a loving tribute to letterforms. The inaugural issue of the publication from London-based type foundry Fontsmith is launched to celebrate the company’s love of type and the craft behind making […]

Octavo Redux: The much revered International Journal of Typography to be brought back to life

During the 1980s and early 1990s, the publication of eight issues of Octavo, International Journal of Typography, was an important act of graphic authorship. Since then, the legendary journal – which was designed by creative studio 8vo – has acquired mythic status and original copies have long been (almost) impossible to find. Until now, that […]

Tired of the keyboard? You can try typography here

A visitor learns about typography at an academy of classical learning in Southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality, May 2, 2017. Visitors can assemble the movable type and prepare the ink themselves to print their favorite text. (Photo: China News Service/Zhou Yi)   A visitor learns about typography at an academy of classical learning in Southwest China’s […]