Issue 98


Editorial Eye 98
Typography, Editorial, John L. Walters
When you visit St Bride Printing Library in London, or the living archive that is…
Posters for the people
Critique, Critique / Photography, Rick Poynor

Photographs by the Polish designer Wojciech Zamecznik investigate the use of posters as public…


Pay it forward
Sarah Snaith

Rubén Fontana devised a system for teaching typography that is grounded in Argentina’s culture and…

The designer as podcaster
Katie Evans, Gabriela Matuszyk

Podcasts deliver a mini-conference to the smartphone in your pocket

They made Canada
John L. Walters

Working against the clock, with virtually no budget, Greg Durrell made a design documentary that shows how…

Type now: Independence and originality
Jan Middendorp, Sarah Snaith, Peter Bil’ak
The following three articles address several issues that are facing type foundries in…
States of independence
Jan Middendorp

The fragmentation of the type market has led to new ways of examining, acquiring and enjoying typefaces…

The business of type design
Sarah Snaith

The challenges of earning a living from type design, with honest, thoughtful responses from foundries…

Originality and inspiration
Peter Bil’ak

It may be unrealistic to expect that every new typeface will be unique and original, but giving up this…

Strategy of excess
Silvia Sfligiotti

Like a human algorithm, Hansje van Halem explores a huge number of variables until she finds the right…

The enigma of Thérèse Moll
Elizabeth Resnick

This young designer is credited with introducing Swiss typography to MIT

Return to the square
John L. Walters

A chance discovery by some builders led to the adaptation and expansion of a 1930s alphabet by one of…

New bottle old wine
John L. Walters

Drawing on the punches, matrices, specimens and smoke proofs at St Bride Library, Commercial Classics…

Last man casting
Ferdinand P. Ulrich

Rainer Gerstenberg is one of the few people in the world to cast foundry type, keeping alive a craft…

Bram de Does: the king of (functional) swing
Mark Thomson

An insistence that technology should match design spurred typographer Bram de Does to create two of the…

Two cheers for publishing
Rick Poynor

A two-volume book packed with graphic design history is a visual blockbuster, but does little for…