Roger Black

Workshop Leader

Roger Black


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.

In 2017, Roger founded TYPE Magazine, a print magazine and web site for people who love fonts—typography, calligraphy, lettering, sign painting—letterforms of all kinds.

Uninvited Redesigns

Haven’t you ever looked at a sign or a logo, and thought, I could do better than that! Roger Black has. The editor of TYPE magazine and co-founder of Font Bureau, Roger will show a few examples of redesigns he’s done just because he couldn’t stand it any more. He invites you to bring in your own bete noirs—or even current projects for a quick, and collaborative rethink. Bring your laptop!

Events with Roger Black