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Mightier than the pen: systems of type

Mightier than the pen: systems of type

Eye editors

There’s more to type than head and hand. In their different ways, MuirMcNeil’s…
 
Golden footsteps

Golden footsteps

Ed Park

A work of deep emotional power, or a set of elaborate pranks? A new book that recreates 100 iconic…

 
Colour is the new black

Colour is the new black

Jan Middendorp

For the past decade or so, Mark van Wageningen has been investigating the possibilities of adding colour…

 
A house that type built

A house that type built

Jason Godfrey, Dan Adams, John L. Walters

Type foundry House Industries – the subject of a hefty new monograph and a retrospective exhibition near…

 
Expressive geometry

Expressive geometry

Madeleine Morley, Gerald Cinamon, John L. Walters

Kabel, Rudolf Koch’s eccentric, geometric 1920s typeface, has been revived as a 21st century type family…

 
Brand in the hand

Brand in the hand

In Melbourne, more than a century ago, a ‘printer’s fist’ inadvertently became one of the earliest…

 
The programmed designer

The programmed designer

John-Patrick Hartnett

Industry-standard tools – Apple computers, Adobe software – have created astonishing new possibilities…

 
The rules of the game 2

The rules of the game 2

For George Hardie, illustration is a problem-solving process: collecting looking and drawing with…

 
Crayon game

Crayon game

Steven Heller

The unexpected craze for adult colouring books has created a bonanza for publishers. Can they keep it…

 
A breath of fresh air

A breath of fresh air

Chiara Medioli

In postwar Milan, Swiss designer Lora Lamm brought flair and humour to her work for clients in industry…

 
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