Issue 84


Typography, Editorial, John L. Walters , Simon Esterson
The original Monotype was an ingenious piece of highly disruptive technology that caused…
An outlandish everyman
Critique, Rick Poynor

These short films throw new light on the eccentric collaboration between 1960s film-maker / designer…


Dan Rhatigan: All about workflow
John L. Walters, Simon Esterson

Monotype’s UK type director talks about the way the company’s 125-year history informs its approach to…

Machine and man
Eye editors

Art, science and hot metal casting.
Photo essay by Phil Sayer

Deep in the Monotype archive
Eye editors

A wide selection of Monotype’s drawings, artworks, publications and vintage photographs spread across a…

A Monotype timeline
Eye editors

A selected, chronological list of notable events in the long, complex history of Monotype

Robin Nicholas
John L. Walters, Simon Esterson

‘I don’t see myself as a typeface designer. Hermann Zapf is a typeface designer. What I have done is to…

Beatrice Warde: Manners and type
Beatrice Warde, Sara De Bondt

Sara De Bondt introduces a transcript of a rediscovered 1959 interview with Warde.

Stanley Morison: Changing the Times
Stanley Morison

In 1929 Monotype’s typographical adviser, Stanley Morison, published an article critical of the design…

Russian revolution
Polly Corrigan

Polly Corrigan meets the founder of a new graphic design school in Moscow.