Review: Typography

 
Relics of a vanished world

Relics of a vanished world

‘It’s all about nostalgia now,’ writes Malcolm Garrett in his introduction to Letraset: The DIY…
 
Japanese traces

Japanese traces

This winter, the Tokyo exhibition ‘Fragments of Graphism: An Alternative History of Graphic Design in…
 
Elusive characters

Elusive characters

On the surface, Marcel’s Letters is a fascinating story. Once you dig a little deeper…
 
A weighty guide to Latin typefaces

A weighty guide to Latin typefaces

More than ever, typography is an incessant talking (and writing) point. Its history is a…
 
Guts and gutters

Guts and gutters

The Brazilian art director and designer Bea Feitler (1938-82) said of magazines that ‘you can’t…
 
A sharp eye for Brazilian design

A sharp eye for Brazilian design

The short title of this exhibition – ‘Brasil Hoje’ [Brazil Today] – gives an idea…
 
Artists’ letters

Artists’ letters

Despite the importance of words and letters in the history of art, few critics –…
 
A note on the type

A note on the type

The Eye reviews desk bends under the weight of new books on type, from the…
 
A 2D man comes to life

A 2D man comes to life

The subtitle, ‘A Graphic Memoir’, of this gutsy new book by designer Paul Sahre is…
 
Bruce Rogers in the twentieth century

Bruce Rogers in the twentieth century

The Centaur types are arguably the greatest achievement of the Indiana-born typographer and book designer…
 
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