Issue 83, Summer 2012
Jan Middendorp recalls Fuse, the type ‘magazine’ that opened up (and put the lid on) a transient era of adventurous type design from small digital foundries
Issue 75, Spring 2010
Contemporary type designers Christian Schwartz and Paul Barnes select some historical type specimens that excite and intrigue them.
Issue 7, Summer 1992
The old manufacturing companies that dominated typeface production through most of this century have been swallowed and largely pushed to the sidelines, while initiatives in design – and in the terms and routines that condition design – have been made by a few rapidly growing software and computer hardware companies. Pathbreaking contributions have come from small studios or individual designers working, in every sense, from just a desktop. There have been ‘font wars’, corporate piracy and copyright contravention on a large scale. To use the loose terminology by which we attempt to carve up typographic history, it is clear that during the 1980s, the developed world left behind photographic typography (to which metal had ceded) and entered the era of the ‘digital’
Issue 1, Autumn 1990
‘Type90’ brought several hundred typographically preoccupied people to Oxford this summer. Following the successful pattern…