Tuesday, 8:31am
14 April 2009

Golden age of type blogs?

the type department
Graphic design

A whistle-stop tour through the top ten typographic weblogs

Here, at last, is our Easter week type special: the top ten type blogs, chosen by an anonymous panel of industry experts using strictly scientific principles (honest).

1. ilovetypography.com

Japan-based designer John D. Boardley created his blog in order to make people more aware of the typography that’s around them. It’s updated regularly and is very active on Twitter and Flickr.


2. typeneu.com

A huge repository for all things to do with contemporary design with a strong typographic bias.


3. swisslegacy.com

Swiss designer Xavier Encinas with his very Swiss blog focused on typography, graphic design and inspiritional matters.

Swiss Legacy

4. typography.com

The blog of Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones.


5. blog.typoretum.co.uk

A blog about typography, letterpress and printing history by ex-Central Saint Martins student Justin Knopp.


6. typophile.com

A forum / blog system with discussion boards dedicated to all areas of type design, from identifying fonts to interviews with typographic designers.


7. slanted.de

A weblog published by MAGMA Brand Design from Karlsruhe, Germany about typography and layout. It complements their printed quarterly magazine.


8. ministryoftype.co.uk

Brighton-based designer Aegir Hallmundur’s blog about type, typography, lettering, calligraphy and other related things.

The Ministry of Type

9. spiekermann.com

Erik Spiekermann, self-confessed sufferer of ‘Typomania’, gives his typographic perspective on a variety of things in his Spiekerblog.


10. typetheory.com
Another aggregator that pulls together all manner of posts on contemporary typography, created by US designer Ty Wilkins.

Type Theory

The latest issue of Eye (no. 71 vol. 18) is a Type special. Get it today!

Look out for more type articles during Eye’s (increasingly inaccurately titled) ‘Type week’.

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