The PVS [Pre-Vinylite Society] Journal is a unique publication featuring essays, stories, interviews, and inspirations on commercial art and its contexts.” The idea for a print magazine came from PVS love of tangible objects and a desire to explore the contexts of sign painting and other applied arts. As practitioners and enthusiasts of hand painted signs, it made sense to celebrate their many contexts with a beautifully printed magazine that showcases the artistry inherent in this field.

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The third Issue promises to build on the strength of their previous publications with features including; “The Noordzij Parameter” by Jan Middendorp, A riff on using variable fonts from the always insightful Jason Pamental and a delve into the typographic Campaign trail with Nolen Strals and Bruce Willen who explore the Type used in the US midterm elections

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AuthorNicole Phillips
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The publishers will correctly tell you, this book has a broader reach than type design professionals, and that it is a must-read for students and professionals alike. My thinking is this is a book I wish was written sooner - but I am grateful exists now. Whether you're an art director, graphic designer, calligrapher, historian, print enthusiast or harbour any curiosity for the mechanics of visual language this book is essential reading.

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AuthorNicole Phillips

Andersen is born from a lack of typefaces adapted to children’s stories and the fact that they are often written to be read aloud. The major innovation is the creation of a complementary punctuation system. Indeed, in addition to classic glyphs, Andersen has 11 totally new punctuation marks that can be used to express feelings. These glyphs are placed at the beginning and end of a sentence to help the reader to find the right tone. What a fantastic concept!