Typography

Style and appearance of printed matter, the art or procedure of arranging type or processing data and printing from it.

Electronics A New Science Herber Bayer

Herbert Bayer was one of the Bauhaus’s most influential students, teachers, and proponents. Most of Bayer’s photographs come from the decade 1928โ€“38, when he was based in Berlin working as a commercial artist. He designed the show Road to Victory (1942), which would set the course for Steichen’s influential approach to photography.Read More →

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Hermann Zapf (1918 – 2015) was born and educated in Nuremberg. Gudrun Zapf-von Hesse, a calligrapher and typeface designer, was his wife. Palatino, Optima, and Zapfino are some of the typefaces he developed.Read More →

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Typography is one of design’s most delightful frontiers, a strange medley of timeless rituals and timely transformation in the face of technical progress, whether you’re a serious artist, a recreational type-nerd, or a casual lover of the fine letterform you will enjoy this selection of books.Read More →

Early studies for Metroblack, the first full typeface designed by Dwiggins.

Dwiggins was known for his “Metro” series of typefaces, the first designed specifically for newspaper headlines. He produced that in 1929 when he won the gold medal of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.Read More →

Universal Typeface - Herbert Bayer

The universal typeface, 1925, was a geometric alphabet based on bar and circle and was designed by Herbert Bayer (1900) to function efficiently in a technological society. Bayer rejected the “archaic and complicated gothic alphabet” which lingered in the most scientifically advanced society of its time, Germany of the first world war period and the postwar era. Read More →

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Between the wars, Teige was a prominent figure in Czech art and architecture. He was the editor of many avant-garde magazines, including Disk, Stavba, and ReD, and wrote about photography. Read More →

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The type in which this sentence is written is called “italic”.ย Aldus Manutius theย man who invented it died almost 500 years ago and his type is still in use.ย  Today publishing a manuscript is almost instantaneous, a new best seller can be placed on Amazon and I can buy a copy minutes later.ย  To look at the books which came off the Venitian presses of Aldus Manutius is a strange experience.Read More →

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Stanley Morison, widely regarded as one of the most influential typographic designers of the twentieth century, was drawn to the subject by his passionate interest. Early on, he worked for several publishers and printing houses, including Francis Meynell’s Pelican Press and the Cloister Press. Read More →

It helps to have an appropriate language to talk about typography.ย  The following is a glossary of some of the words and their definitions that are used to described typography.Read More →

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Dwiggins was born in Martinsville, Ohio in 1880, he had studied East in Chicago, and then he moved to Boston. ย Between the years 1917-1918, he became the acting director of the Harvard University Press. ย He also worked for the Yale Universty Press, designing jackets, endpapers, bindings and posters.Read More →

Never Stop Learning

It’s critical to keep up with the latest apps, technology, and trends in the fast-changing world of visual communication, but it’s also critical to have a good understanding of design as a subject of study with a long history of lessons to learn. With that in mind, here are a few must-have books for any designer. The books are significant, educational, and reasonably priced.Read More →

What is the most memorable piece of typography you have come across? โ€œIโ€™ll go for Typographic Process, Nr. 4 Typographic Signs designed by Wolfgang Weingart in 1971 because it was one of the first designs with typography as the main element and the one that inspired me the most.โ€Read More →

Japanese Publication: Monthly Cosmopolitan. Aoyama Nozomi and Wakida Asuka (Cosmopolitan). 2015.Read More →

Town House motel sign

Motel signs are one of my favourite examples of recognisable American vernacular typography. Read More →

A serif all-caps typeface designed in 1989 by Carol Twombly for Adobe, Trajan is based on the letterforms carved into the Trajanโ€™s Column in Rome in AD113. Read More →

Benjamin Sherbow, a copywriter who honed his typographic skills and fervently learned the nuances of type and languageRead More →

Asymmetryย can help give some life and power to a typographic arrangement.

The designer has used the idea of a long piece of tape or receipt.ย  The typography is contrasted against large and small to make it stand out.Read More →