The idea of of tapered stems in fonts, so popular in the 1950s, is making a big comeback. Not since Optima have we seen the style so often used—for all kinds of typography.

When in the course of human events

Sometimes printing is a revolutionary act. Two hundred forty years ago a Baltimore publisher printed the first copy of the Declaration of Independence signed by representatives of all 13 states. The presswork itself was an act of treason—from the English point of view. And she did it out beautifully, signing her own name at the foot, in caps and small caps. Mary Katherine Goddard.