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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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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