Feature: Typography

 
Allan Fleming: The man who branded a nation

Allan Fleming: The man who branded a nation

At a pivotal moment in Canada’s history, Allan Fleming’s typographic designs for stamps, books…

 
Different strokes

Different strokes

Sensitive details and technological ingenuity make Alejandro Paul’s script typeface designs both highly…

 

Typostalgie

Nostalgia for Germany’s old East has led to renewed interest in certain pre-1989 typefaces

 
South Bank show

South Bank show

The Royal Festival hall has regained the thoroughly English lettering of its origins in the Festival of…

 
Memory of books

Memory of books

An elaborate, tactile catalogue – and a digital typeface – pay tribute to a golden age of Spanish…

 

Set the letters free

Australian artist Rosalie Gascoigne turned discarded packaging type into ‘stammering concrete poetry’

 
Willem Sandberg: Warm printing

Willem Sandberg: Warm printing

The Dutch pioneer’s catalogues for the Stedelijk show a tactile use of sensual materials and…

 
Reputations: George Lois

Reputations: George Lois

‘You can’t research a big idea. The only ideas that truly research well are mediocre ideas. In research…

 

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…

 
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