Carolina Laudon

Carolina Laudon[1] is a typographer and type designer living in Gothenburg, Sweden. She runs a one-woman type design studio dedicated not only to type design, lettering, and font development, but…
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Elizabeth Carey Smith

Social media makes it all too easy for us to escalate disagreements. My challenge with important issues being discussed on platforms like Twitter is that we lose the opportunity for…
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Almost

Almost[1] first caught my attention when I attended the Gotico-Antiqua research program[2] at the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique (ANRT) in Nancy, France. Later, I had the honor of being…
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LL Blankenhorn

Whenever I’m in Germany, I’m struck by the prevalence of hand-lettered book covers. The lettered jacket once thrived in the US, anchored by designers like Georg Salter[1] and Philip Grushkin[2],…
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Graphit

Livius Dietzel and Tom Hoßfeld originally designed the typeface that would become Graphit[1] for their own projects as a single-weight font named after their studio, Lit. It’s not surprising that…
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ABC Laica

In the type world, utility and inventiveness are hardly new topics of conversation. The useful-aesthetic dichotomy has become a meme[1], and numerous public exchanges[2] have debated what constitutes a typeface’s…
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Brucker

As I tried to choose which typeface to review, I had so many tabs open it’s a mystery my computer didn’t crash — but I found myself clicking back again and again…
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Typefesse

Warning: this review will be full of juvenile humor and cheeky puns. Being holed up with my school-aged kids for the past nine months of 2020 has wreaked havoc on…
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Broome Sound

Broome Sound[1], a custom typeface designed by Tré Seals for the third issue of Umber Magazine[2], intrigues me for several reasons: its important historical reference; its craft; its simple beauty;…
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