Along with vinyl records and vintage synthesizers, typewriters have made a nostalgia-fueled resurgence in the digital age.
In his lifetime, German type designer Hermann Zapf created around 200 typefaces across the world’s languages, from Arabic to Cherokee.
Each edition of the Fitchburg, Massachusetts, newspaper this month has one of 26 typographers designing a letter from the alphabet, and writers contributing poetry and stories inspired by that letter.
One of the most overlooked design casualties of global homogenization is regional lettering.
When Haas Unica was introduced in 1980, it was intended as an illustrious successor to the highly popular sans-serif Helvetica.
BEIJING — Senior designers from the Dutch design agency LAVA Céline Lamée and Johan Nijhoff explored the origins of visual communication by designing a new set of symbols.
In the 19th century, an Italian artist created an architectural alphabet in which letters are depicted as monumental structures.
In the same tradition as birdwatching manuals, a recently published book is targeted at turning even the most oblivious of urban wanderers into typography spotters.
In recent years, homeless people have been put to an impressively creative, and deeply problematic, range of uses: as wifi hot spots, as subjects for police training, as publicly minded art, and now, a new one — as typography.
Well, lovers of Comic Sans rejoice!
The history of typography is long and rich, and now it’s a video game. Type:Rider, created by Paris-based designer Théo Le Du Fuentes with Cosmografik, starts with cuneiform and proceeds through moveable type all the way to modern fonts like the loathed Comic Sans.