Sandoll Chilseong Shipyard

In 1952, toward the end of the Korean War, Chilseong Shipyard was established in Sokcho, South Korea. The humble family operation built ships and served as a local fishery for…
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Elfreth

First, a disclaimer. There have been times when I have bought a typeface late at night after enjoying possibly one too many adult beverages. Drunk-buying fonts is a thing. In…
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Tomasa

The first time I saw Tomasa[1], I was thunderstruck. “I wish I could design like that!” I thought to myself. The free-flowing forms that Argentinian designer Fernanda Cozzi — a.k.a. Fercozzi — managed to…
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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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