It was Beatrice Warde who first compared typefaces to the clothes that words wear. A finely tailored suit can completely change a person's appearance, and in the same way typefaces can drastically alter what words mean, how they work, and how they make us feel. But just as a torn seam or a missing button would spoil the effect of a Savile Row suit, so too can the details of a typeface put readers off. Read the latest installment of Monotypes ‘Good Type’ articles to read more.
Creating a compelling and memorable story is at the heart of both great writing and great design. It is time for us to use book typography to craft meaning in collaboration with writers... I wrote this article as an excerpt from my ongoing research on the role of contemporary book designers and their approaches to typesetting, for the ABDA
Should Beatrice Warde’s ‘Crystal goblet’ be seen, at best, as a harmless promotion of Monotype? Antonio Perri and Daniele Turchi, summarise a typographic debate, and shifting points of view on the goblet. The article particularly discusses the notion of transparency as it applies to book design.
Monotoype's Nadine Chahine profiles Tasnima on her acceptance of this prestigious award which celebrates the ‘the first lady of typography’. (Tasnima’s beautiful certificate was hand-lettered by Martina Flor)
I test how fontself can be used to explore transparency in type.
I am excited to be part of this brand new platform of type, typography and lettering run by women in our community!
Exploring typography and lettering as mediums of culture, and influence while also documenting the history of modern typographic design and technological change.