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Process Type Foundry

Process Type Foundry’s new site

Emigre No. 70, the Look Back Issue

In 1983 Rudy VanderLans, Zuzana Licko, Marc Susan, and Menno Meyjes began Emigre, a magazine about “…the global artist who juggles cultures, travels between them, and who is fluent in the cultural symbols of the world. An émigré.”[1] Early issues meandered through essays, interviews, fiction and poetry. VanderLans directed wild layouts that ignored the so-called rules instilled by modernist design pedagogues. After four issues Susan and Meyjes had left the magazine, allowing VanderLans and Licko to steer Emigre toward being a design magazine that explored experimental and usually computer-driven work like their own.

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Stanley Morison

Original article in Spanish [English via Google translate].

Flickr set.

Ditoria

via @brainpicker

Colosseo

A beautiful new letterpress print from Cameron Moll:

The book & the iPad

Some interesting concepts from Penguin:

The Penguin blog.
via apolaine

Alex Trochut

The Decemberistss poster by Alex Trochut:

The Decemberists

via typojar

Font Haus

Font Haus launches a nicely redesigned site:

New site from Font Haus

Cieszyn Print Library

Some more from the Incunabula:

via Paul Hunt on WLT.

Incunabula

A lovely set of photos of books from the Incunabula [1], from the University of Glasgow Library.

Note the hand below the marginal notes.

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Incunabula explained.

Gráfica Fidalga: Printing Days

by Henrique Nardi.

The library of the Gutenberg Museum

By Dan Reynolds

I. Introduction

Large or small, letters seem to inhabit their own universe. Re-arrangeable in any combination, they can spell out all conceivable messages, be they poetic, bureaucratic, or anything in between. But sometimes a text is just about its letters themselves, not an object to be read, but one to be looked at. Type specimens have taken various forms over the centuries, from posters to postcards and from primers to pamphlets. In fact, this web ‘page’ that you are reading now is also a type specimen, at least of some sort. In our digital age, creating type specimens has become easier than ever before. But what did our predecessors do 100 years ago, or even 500 years ago?

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