Hermann Zapf: Design at Hallmark Cards

Author Rick Cusick discusses the art of "Lettering" in new book published by RIT. Hallmark helps us appreciate the small moments in life -- with greeting cards and special messages garnished with designs and lettering that enhance the full reading experience -- and we can thank Hermann Zapf. September 27, 2012

Metal Type in the 21st Century

Of historic and educational note, here's a fascinating design documentary by Richard Kegler that captures the personality and work process of the late Canadian graphic artist and type designer Jim Rimmer. August 25, 2011

Web Design Foundations

When we talk about Design School, today there are many, many choices in education, learning and training. But the field of web design is relatively new. It took the education industry a good ten years to embrace web design as a formal subject. On the very leading edge of web design training was a friend and author who saw the writing on the wall. We're pleased to bring you this 1996 article by Joe Gillespie -- which proves the more things change, the more they stay the same! July 29, 2011

2010 in Photos

As the end of 2010 draws near, we wanted to share with you the most iconic images of the year. For the first time ever, Getty Images has released a digital edition of their annual Year In Focus ... with some rather spectacular images! December 30, 2010

Heroes of the Computer Revolution

This 25th anniversary edition of Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers -- those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, and pushed the world in a radical new direction. October 20, 2010

A Brief History of Typography

This wonderful account, authored in 2005 by Thomas W. Phinney now comes to DTG readers with hundreds of links and references added, and updated. Learn the history behind the fonts! August 30, 2010

Typography through the centuries

Continuing with our history of Typography, next with type definitions and detail beginning with the Trajan Column, and continuing through the Blackletter, the dark ages, and the forward in time. August 30, 2010

Transitional & Modern Type Families

Now we continue with the Transitional genre of typography, so-called because of its intermediate position between old style and modern -- as we continue the brief History of Typography. August 30, 2010

Sans Serif: Gothic and Grotesque

Why do they call Sans Serif fonts 'Grotesque' or 'Gothic' ? Find out and meet some of the founding fathers in this part five of the "Brief History of Typography" by Thomas Phinney August 30, 2010

Slab Serif: Egyptian Type Styles

Continuing the history of typography we now discover many sans serif type faces and how they became modified with serifs to become the Slab Serif or Egyptian classification with fonts like Rockwell, Clarendon and others August 30, 2010