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Shady Characters Shines Bright

Before I dive into my review for Shady Characters: Ampersands, Interrobangs and other Typographical Curiosities (The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, and Other Typographical Marks is the slightly more prosaic tagline for the American edition) I would like to explain something. You may have noticed that – even though I sometimes may have some criticism – usually [...]

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Jurriaan Schrofer, Restless Typographer Reveals Stunning Typographic Experiments

It’s serendipitous that Jurriaan Schrofer, Restless Typographer is the next Unit Editions book I review after Type Only, their overview of contemporary typographic artwork (keep checking their Tumblr for more ‘type only’ work). The monograph celebrating the experimental typography of Dutch graphic designer Jurriaan Schrofer published this past Spring nicely puts Type Only in context. [...]

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Type Only Celebrates Typography As Standalone Graphic Device

In a mere four years since their emergence with Studio Culture Unit Editions have become a staple in the design world. The progressive publishing venture founded by Adrian Shaughnessy and Spin’s Tony Brook and Patricia Finegan produces high-quality, affordable books on graphic design and visual culture, and their releases are closely watched. The announcement of [...]

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Yearbook of Type Offers Overview of Recent Typographic Production

On the first day of Summer Slanted – known for their graphic design magazine focusing on typography and other publications like Typodarium, the typographic tear-off calendar – announced the publication of the first edition of Yearbook of Type I. Compiled by the Slanted editorial team in Karlsruhe (Flo Gaertner, Lars Harmsen and Julia Kahl) and some people from [...]

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Inside Paragraphs: Typographic Fundamentals Explores The Space Between The Characters

I have said this numerous times over the past few years – now is a great time to be into typography. Typographic production is at an all-time high, digital font technology allows for unequalled typographic refinement, the general public has never been more aware of typography, and last year again a number of fascinating books [...]

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Typography For Lawyers – The Book

Review of “Typography for Lawyers”, the first guide to the essentials of typography aimed specifically at lawyers.

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Monograph Brings Renewed Appreciation For Roger Excoffon

“Roger Excoffon et la fonderie Olive” retraces the history of the Olive foundry through the life of type designer Roger Excoffon.

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“Typography For Lawyers” Gives Basic Type Tips

Matthew Butterick is a type designer turned lawyer who provides valuable typographic information on his educational website “Typography for Lawyers”.

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