Zuzana Licko

Recent articles about Zuzana Licko

We Made This: Technical challenge

Issue 95, Winter 2018

Feature

Sarah Snaith talks to Briar Levit, director of a new film on the history of graphic design

More than a gender

Issue 85, Spring 2013

Review

‘I never set out to be the only woman blah-blah,’ insists Paula Scher, the first…

When media worlds collide

Issue 6, Spring 1992

Review

Hypertext is the communication media’s equivalent of cold fusion. It is one of those fuzzy…

Electrifying the alphabet

Issue 62, Winter 2006

Feature

At the dawn of the computer age, new functions ushered in new forms for type design

Reputations: Zuzana Licko

Issue 43, Spring 2002

Feature

‘It’s not a problem of being a woman in a man’s world. It’s being a type designer in a world that gives little recognition to this art form’

The digital wave

Issue 7, Summer 1992

Feature

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’

California panorama

Issue 77, Autumn 2010

Opinion

Emigre’s latest type catalogue uses historical sources to display wildly varied fonts with rollicking gusto. Critique by Rick Poynor

Typography’s new priests

Issue 1, Autumn 1990

Review

‘Type90’ brought several hundred typographically preoccupied people to Oxford this summer. Following the successful pattern…

Recent blog posts about Zuzana Licko

Access all areas

25 July 2019
Design education, Design history, Graphic design, Typography

Letterform Archive needs our help to move to a new home in San Francisco. Claire Mason describes her first encounter with the collection
Three years ago, in the summer of 2016, I took a sabbatical from Penguin Books…

The power of type

22 November 2013
Reviews, Typography

Unit Editions’ book Type Only documents graphic design – from the late 1990s to the…

Letter to the editor

18 September 2008
Design history, Graphic design, Magazines, New media

Re: Afterword to ‘Googling the design canon’ – don’t diss the digital
From Mike Kippenhan The idea of inviting a variety of people associated with design to…