Tag Archives: typography

Q&A: Shadow Type

A brief Q&A with typography authorities Steven Heller and Louise Fili about their new book Shadow Type, a breathtaking spectrum of vintage shadow typefaces for today‚Äôs graphic designer. What’s the idea behind your latest book Shadow Type? First Louise Fili and I did Scripts, perhaps the most frequently used non-Roman type style. So, Shadow is [...]

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Handmade Type Workshop – Q&A with Smart Emma

Smart Emma

Manchester-based designer and crafter Emma Smart is the subject of our latest Handmade Type Workshop contributor Q&A. Read on to find out what inspires her work and what the future holds for Smart Emma. What led you to making ‘handmade type’? Working as a graphic designer I seem to spend a lot of my time [...]

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Handmade Type Workshop – Q&A with Karin von Ompteda

Karin von Ompteda

Typographic designer and researcher Karin von Ompteda is the subject of our next Handmade Type Workshop contributor Q&A. Read on to find out what inspires her work and what the future holds.. What led you to making ‘handmade type’? I think at the time there was something in the air – a certain zeitgeist had [...]

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Handmade Type Workshop – Q&A with Sneaky Raccoon

Sneaky Raccoon - Forget Me Not

Designer Anna Mullin aka (Sneaky Raccoon) is the subject of our next Handmade Type Workshop contributor Q&A. Read on to find out what inspires her work and what the future holds for Sneaky Raccoon. What led you to making ‘handmade type’? I simply enjoy drawing and exploring ideas. Typography seemed like on obvious route to [...]

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Handmade Type Workshop – Natsuki Otani Q&A

Natsuki Otani

Next in our series of Handmade Type Workshop contributor interviews is Natsuki Otani – a young Tokyo-born illustrator (and editor of Illustration Rally) who works with ink to create beautiful and bold freehand type styles. What led you to making ‘handmade type’? Working by hand is more natural to me, my illustration is mostly hand [...]

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Handmade Type Workshop – Q&A with Mr Yen

MrYen

For the first in our series of Handmade Type Workshop contributor interviews, we spoke to Mr Yen (aka Jonathan Chapman) – a papercutting master from Leeds – who tells us more about his work and the resurgence of handmade styles in graphic design. What led you to making ‘handmade type’? I have always been interested [...]

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Author Q&A: Steven Heller

Scripts

We spoke to legendary art director, author, critic and editor Steven Heller about his new book Scripts, co-authored by designer Louise Fili, and the lost art of penmanship in the digital age. Can you give us a brief description of Scripts? Scripts is a celebration of script letters, alphabets and fonts from classical to modern, [...]

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The ‘MadABC’ Wall

Check out Street Fonts author Claudia Walde (aka MadC) painting a 5 x 25 metre wall at Wenlock Road in East London! The painting, in preparation for her first ever UK solo show at the Pure Evil Gallery, can be seen up close at the opening on the 14th April – when a shuttle bus [...]

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Claudia Walde’s Street Fonts

Street Fonts

Here is a special sneak peek at our forthcoming Spring title Street Fonts (published on the 28th February). Author and esteemed street artist Claudia Walde (aka MadC) has spent over two years collecting alphabets by over 150 artists, both well known and emerging, from 30 countries across the globe. With a view to showing the [...]

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