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Punchcutting at ATypI, San Francisco, 1994

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Robin Kinross / 2018.10.08

In the 1990s the annual meetings of ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale) were often fascinating events. The organization was in transition. Formed in 1957, as a grouping of type manufacturers, it represented the industry’s attempt to regulate itself, and especially to prevent – without recourse to the courts of law – one company from copying the designs of another. Read more

The memory lingers on

Large poster 1983 whole

2018.08.20

This poster by Peter Burnhill has emerged from a tidy-up in the office. It’s a nice example of his talents as an artist, and of his activity as a political campaigner. Peter worked for his local, Stafford branch of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, helping to run a weekly CND stall in the town. This was at the time of Cold War escalation, with the installation of US missiles in Europe. Read more

Summer holidays

2018.07.11

The office is closed for orders for books and CDs, from 12 to 28 July. Orders received during this period will be dispatched on 30 July.

An index to the journal (3)

2018.06.26

All textual content on this website can be found via the search function in the right column of every page, or at the bottom of the page on a small screen. This title index is a guide to the more substantial pieces in the journal pages; short, more ephemeral notices have been omitted. Pieces have been grouped rather crudely by theme, and then are alphabetically ordered by title. The main author of these pieces is Robin Kinross; other authors are noted here. (This is the third working of an index to the journal. The first is here, the second here.) Read more

For a typography of details

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Robin Kinross / 2018.03.13

In 2006, invited by Giovanni Lussu and his colleagues on the editorial board of the journal ‘Progetto grafico’ (published by Aiap, the association of Italian graphic designers), I wrote a consideration of Beatrice Warde’s ‘Crystal goblet’ essay.1 This became part of a symposium on Warde’s view of typography, which was published in ‘Progetto grafico’, no. 8. Other components of the symposium were an Italian translation of the ‘Crystal goblet’, published as a booklet that came free with that issue of Pg, and essays by Alessandro Colizzi, Sergio Polano, and by Giovanni Lussu writing together with his colleagues Antonio Perri and Daniele Turchi. The essay by Lussu, Perri, and Turchi, has just been published in English translation. This has prompted the publication of the text (in its English original) that follows here. Read more

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