What is TYPE?

TYPE is a quarterly print magazine and web site. Issue No. 1 was published September 12, 2017.

It’s a publication for people who love fonts—typography, calligraphy, lettering, sign painting—letterforms of all kinds.

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Our focus is on the people behind the letterforms. We 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 talks about current trends, best practices, and the inspirational past with wit, charm, and a bit of a critical eye.


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.

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Who is Behind TYPE?

Photo: Dan Rhatigan

Photo: Dan Rhatigan

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. While continuing to work on publications, he’s on the board at Type Network, distributor of type from digital type foundries including Font Bureau which he co-founded in 1989. 

Contact Roger at info@typemag.org


Lucas Czarnecki, Editor, Digital Edition

A writer and designer in Charlottesville, Virginia, Lucas’s entertaining talk on Junk Fonts (aka Dafont) at Typecon this year raised a few eyebrows and opened a few minds. His entry-level web site, Type365, is useful and popular. Lucas teaches typography at the University of Virginia, and is a letterpress printer. 

Vincent Winter, Contributing Editor

A writer, photographer, and designer in Paris, Vincent coached the design of issue No. 1. and wrote the piece introducing St. Bride Library. Vincent and Roger have worked together on and off since Rolling Stone in 1976.