Paul Barnes

Recent articles by Paul Barnes

James Mosley: A life in objects

Issue 90, 2015


Through his ideas, collecting and dogged research, the former St Bride librarian has shown that…

Modernism and monograms

Issue 68, Summer 2008


Both artisan and art director, Hermann Eidenbenz was a subtle master of Swiss design.

Deep in the archives

Issue 75, Spring 2010


Contemporary type designers Christian Schwartz and Paul Barnes select some historical type specimens…

Recent blog posts by Paul Barnes

Type Tuesday

13 December 2011

Christian Schwartz and Paul Barnes deep in the archives: Wilson, 1789
Some typefaces defy the classification of time and place. Wilson’s Roman of 1789 is a perfect example; it has features of an old style and a transitional, but it looks neither like a Caslon, nor a Baskerville.