What is TYPE?

TYPE is a quarterly print magazine and website that exists to inform and delight with stories from the world of typography and design. TYPE is a new publication for people who love fonts, typography, calligraphy, lettering, sign painting—letterforms of all kinds. As our masthead says, TYPE is “A Magazine for People Curious About Fonts.”

This web site is just the beginning—there is much more to come in the near future.

Our focus is on the people behind the letterforms. We’ll tell their stories, and have some fun along the way. We are as enthralled by the future of typography as we are of the past. TYPE will talk about current trends, best practices, and the inspirational past with wit, charm, and a bit of a critical eye.

This website will be updated daily and the first, printed issue of TYPE will be released in 2017.


Why Make TYPE?

There has been an explosion of typefaces and new foundries in recent years and the public awareness of typography has never been higher. Why is this? Who is behind this new generation of young type foundries? Who is the market for all of these new designs? TYPE magazine aims to answer these questions and a whole lot more.

TYPE is not a simple trade journal or technical manual, but rather a destination to read about inspiration and to also be inspired. The magazine is interested in the “Who?” and “Why?” of type and design and not just the “what?”

TYPE magazine will feature both established veterans and newcomers to the world of type and design. The magazine plans to open up the world of typography and lettering to people outside of the industry and make it accessible to anyone who is curious to learn more.

Sound interesting? Then become a TYPE patron.


Who is Behind TYPE?

Roger Black, Editor

Since the weekly, “LA” in 1972, Roger has been chief art director or consultant for publications including: “Rolling Stone,” “New York,” “The New York Times,” “Newsweek,” and “Esquire.” He’s a director of Type Network, exclusive distributor of type from digital type foundries including Font Bureau, which he co-founded in 1989. 

Contributing Writer

Kyle Read is the founder of Badson Studio, a Type Foundry, Design Studio, and Small Press Publisher in Denver, Colorado.