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Reads tagged with “typography”

Inside the Sketchbooks of the World’s Greatest Type Designers
Inside the Sketchbooks of the World’s Greatest Type Designers

A voyeuristic look at the underbelly of the art-science of typography.

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10 Essential Books on Typography
10 Essential Books on Typography

What Arab culture has to do with industrial ideals, midcentury design and Victorian hand-lettering.

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A Brief Visual History of Vintage Typographic Scripts
A Brief Visual History of Vintage Typographic Scripts

From Victorian letters to modernist lettering, or what Venice has to do with children’s penmanship.

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10 Beautiful Typographic Covers of Non-Typography Books
10 Beautiful Typographic Covers of Non-Typography Books

What 12 million human emotions have to do with iconic industrial design and the science of memes.

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David Clemesha’s Hand-Lettered Nursery Rhymes
David Clemesha’s Hand-Lettered Nursery Rhymes

Little lambs, little reds, little pigs, and a little hand-lettered typography.

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Typography in 7 Minutes: A PBS Micro-Documentary
Typography in 7 Minutes: A PBS Micro-Documentary

Visibility, invisibility, and what the spirit of letters has to do with the meaning of text.

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How Alex Steinweiss Invented the Album Cover
How Alex Steinweiss Invented the Album Cover

A brief history of music for the eyes, or how to go from brown paper to design revolution in 7 pounds.

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From Old Books: Heaven for the Visual Bibliophile
From Old Books: Heaven for the Visual Bibliophile

Making good use of geocentric models of the universe, or how to brush up on 18th-century British slang.

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Cultural Connectives: Understanding Arab Culture Through Typography
Cultural Connectives: Understanding Arab Culture Through Typography

What typography has to do with cross-cultural understanding and linguistic minimalism.

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The 3D Type Book: A Typographic Treasure
The 3D Type Book: A Typographic Treasure

What wire fences have to do with noodle soup and the male reproductive system.

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