Monday, 1:12pm
6 April 2009

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Visual culture

Letters from the Eye postbag: calligraphy by Paul Shaw

One of the more cheering aspects of working on a graphic design magazine is receiving elaborately designed letters through the Royal Mail. When the invoice from contributor Paul Shaw arrived in this envelope last week, it seemed a shame to open it.

You can read two pieces by Paul in the latest Type Special issue of Eye (no. 71 vol. 18): ‘Scale and spirit’ , about size-specific fonts, and his review of the latest edition of Fraktur mon amour, ‘Pink is the new black(letter)’.


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