Paul Elliman

Recent articles by Paul Elliman

E pluribus unum

Issue 32, Summer 1999


An inquiry into myriad associations originating from this most abundantly occurring symbol in our writing: that fifth sign of our Roman ABC.

City of words

Issue 40, Summer 2001


LED and LCD display texts intensify our image of the modern city as an electrical field. New technologies allow these letterforms to appear on almost any surface, from billboards to the windows and walls of buildings to the sides of buses and even clothing. What kind of writing is this? Is this typography?

My Typographies

Issue 27, Spring 1998


The rhythms of letters are not confirmed to printed words. For the typographic eye, all the…