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Fonts and Leading on the Campaign Trail

Nolen Strals and Bruce Willen, typographers and designers with studios in Baltimore and New York, have taken a close look a the type of the U.S. midterm elections. Some campaigns have innovative type branding. Some use . . . Gotham. [A preview of TYPE No. 3] Read more

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The secret Grammy nominated designer

The secret Grammy nominated designer

Design might come as an afterthought for most musicians—but not Harrison Mills. The graphic design graduate, who makes up one half of electronic group ODESZA, keeps his visual passion alive through the band's branding, album art, music videos, and stage animations. Read more

Designed by those who can’t read

Designed by those who can’t read

Unlike most type designs, the Illitera faces are not meant to be legible. Their idiosyncratic shapes preclude any typesetting use—especially for the people who created them: illiterates. Designers Nicolas Bernklau and Tobias Müller built the 18 fonts with the collaboration of 8 Germans unable to read. Read more

Sleight of Hand

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

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