Interview : The Type Desk

The most-read man in the world—Matthew Carter →

“Matthew Carter, a type designer and the recipient of a MacArthur genius grant, was recently approached in the street near his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A woman greeted him by name. “Have we met?” Mr Carter asked. No, she said, her daughter had pointed him out when they were driving down the street a few days before. “Is your daughter a graphic designer?” he inquired. “She’s in sixth grade,” came the reply.”

Adrian Shaughnessy on his book “Graphic Design: A User’s Manual”

Adrian Shaughnessy on his book “Graphic Design: A User’s Manual” →

“This book offers students, novice designers and battle-toughened professionals alike an insider’s guide to the complexities of current graphic design practice and thinking. It contains all you need to know to survive and prosper in the complex, ever-shifting world of graphic design…”


The Story Behind Angry Paul Rand →

“Over three months in the Summer of 2010, in addition to my normal Twitter account @mgoldst, I had a Twitter account by the name of @AngryPaulRand. Like every designer I have ever met, I had some things I had always wanted to say, and using Paul Rand as a foil seemed OK to me—he was dead, after all, and had a reputation as a brilliant but tough personality. It also seemed like a fun thing to do while waiting for Graduate School to start. I created the account, tossed out a few funny, pointed tweets, and two months later I had almost 15,000 followers. 15,000 followers on Twitter put this account in the 99.87% percentile in terms of Twitter infamy.…”

Colophon’s Aperçu →

Brighton based designers Anthony Sheret and Edd Harrington have recently launched their specimen catalogue to accompany the release of Aperçu, the latest font to come out of their font foundry, Colophon.

Posters Printed with Oil from BP Spill

Posters Printed with Oil from BP Spill →

London-based graphic designer Anthony Burrill has created a poster using oil from the Deepwater disaster.

The Bantjes Covers

The Bantjes Covers →

The Bantjes Covers: Marian Bantjes & Jessica Helfand