John D. Berry

Recent articles by John D. Berry

Easy reading

Issue 98, Spring 2019


Paul Luna has written a very thorough explanation of typography as a subject…

Faith in asymmetry

Issue 65, Autumn 2007


What makes Jan Tschichold so interesting is not his theories but his practice. None…

Type conference for the ‘little guys’ [extract]

Issue 62, Winter 2006


The existence of TypeCon speaks to the popularity of type – or fonts, as most…

Typographic footnotes for the future

Issue 45, Autumn 2002


This heavy little compendium is a mixed bag. It’s accurately self-described on…

Impressions of another time

Issue 25, Summer 1997


In an attempt to re-assess the foundations of today’s electronic type design…


Issue 67, Spring 2008


Whether as labelling, wayfinding or mere decoration, letters bring function and form to the built…

Recent blog posts by John D. Berry

Tokyo two-track

4 November 2019

The scripts of East and Southeast Asia came to the fore at the annual ATypI conference. John D. Berry reports
Not surprisingly, the 2019 ATypI conference in Tokyo had a large participation by East Asian type foundries, and a significant amount of programming on the various scripts of East and Southeast Asia. This was only the second time ATypI had held its annual conference in Asia, writes John D. Berry.

From sideline to centre stage

11 April 2012

TYPO San Francisco shows the way digressions can become the main event
The level of talks at TYPO San Francisco was uniformly high, writes John D. Berry (also a speaker at the conference). Both days were opened by lively, inspiring women: Tina Roth Eisenberg (below, aka SwissMiss) and Jessica Hische on the second.