Feature: Typography

 

Art and art direction (text in full)

imply two separate worlds, yet artists who use text employ the techniques of graphic design. And so for…

 
Marked by time

Marked by time

Two catalogues reveal much about stencil-making in Germany and the US in the mid-twentieth century, while…

 

Why Helvetica?

Despite the changes provoked by the digital ‘revolution’, designing a typeface for serious reading…

 

A New York state of mind

The design of The New Yorker has nearly always taken the approach that ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix…

 
Penguin crime

Penguin crime

Romek Marber’s 1960s paperback identity is a landmark of independent British design

 

Mr Roughcut

or: how graphic designer Pablo Ferro learned to split the screen, cut the crap and tell the story (in the…

 

The work must be read

Lawrence Weiner’s art is a kind of sculpture made of language, free from excess or embellishment and…

 

Face lift: new cuts at The Times

When technological developments at The Times demanded a change in the newspaper’s typography, a brand…

 
Up close and tight

Up close and tight

The legendary Herb Lubalin brought humour, sensuality and a contemporary flourish to complex typographic…

 
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