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The Avant-garde and the New Typography

Paul Stirton– “The New Typography builds on the findings of Russian Suprematism, Dutch Neoplasticism, and especially that of Constructivism.” –Jan Tschichold, 1928 The sources of modernist graphic design can be found in the various avant-garde art movements that aimed to “liberate” text from the dry conventions of traditional typography. Cubist,

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From the Designers’ Desks: Abby Goldstein and Paul Shaw

Revival Type: Digital Typefaces Inspired by the PastFrom the Designers’ Desks: Abby Goldstein and Paul Shaw is a new book that provides a fascinating, visually rich tour through typographic history. The book is the result of a close collaboration between Abby Goldstein and Paul Shaw that does not fit neatly into the usual

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Widows and Orphans: Tony Seddon on Type Terms

Tony Seddon— I recently wrote a book titled Essential Type: An Illustrated Guide to Understanding and Using Fonts. When I started the book I assumed, as one does with any writing project, that there would be difficulties of various sorts along the way, but I didn’t figure on there being any

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From the Designer’s Desk: Leslie Fitch

Book designers play an indispensable, if sometimes underestimated, role in the process of turning an author’s manuscript into a finished, printed book.  Chip Kidd, in his entertaining and enlightening 2012 TED Talk, says that his job as a book designer is to ask the question, “What do the stories look

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