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Sleight of Hand

A sweeping tour of the new expressionist "gestural" calligraphy. From Russia, Brazil, Vietnam, and points between, Fraterdeus talks to 12 masters of the art of handwriting, and shows examples of their work. Read more

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Cipe Pineles

Cipe Pineles

Cipe Pineles was at the top of the graphic design profession by the mid 20th century—in terms of talent and accomplishment. Yet most of us don't quite remember her. Is that because she was a woman? She might have said so, after rising to become chief art director ofCharm and Vogue, but waiting for 10 years to be allowed as a woman to join the New York Art Directors Club. Looking the archive of her work at RIT, we realize how great she was. Read more

TypeCon’s top talks

TypeCon’s top talks

TypeCon starts in a week, and its program might be the most interesting in the conference’s 20-year history. Most internet-faring typographers have probably heard about TypeCon’s highlights—so instead of elaborating on those, our digital editor, Lucas Czarnecki, shared his picks for the ten most interesting regular program talks. Read more

Scenes from the Art of Rolling Stone

Scenes from the Art of Rolling Stone

Our first event brought together greater than a dozen art directors and photo editors from Rolling Stone’s 50-year history. The result was a mix of professional insight, practical how-to, and emotional reunion. Here is a look back at some of the event's best moments. Read more

Erik Spiekermann is back with a set of Bauhaus typefaces

Erik Spiekermann is back with a set of Bauhaus typefaces

When you think of Bauhaus type you might think of Futura and Paul Renner—who were never at the school. But now, thanks to Adobe, the Bauhaus Foundation, a group of type students, and Erik Spiekermann, the school’s modern “typographic exercises” have become digital fonts. Read more