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Book of the year

2012.11.11

Ross Bradshaw’s recommendation of Autonomy: here

Martens on TV

2011.11.08

A 30-minute film about Karel Martens and his work is being shown on Canvas, the Belgian TV channel, on Sunday 13 November at 20:15. Watch the trailer. [Update: now gone from the Canvas website.]

Peter Campbell obituary

Large peter campbell

2011.10.27

Diana Souhami’s good account is in The Guardian today: here

Amazon and tax

2011.09.07

Richard Fletcher in The Daily Telegraph: “… the likes of Amazon, Google and eBay are no longer the loss-making start-ups they once were, but are now among some of the largest companies in the world”: here

On Anthony Froshaug

2011.07.19

Lucy Sisman’s recollections and estimation of Anthony Froshaug: here

Smeijers interviewed

2011.06.07

Fred Smeijers interviewed, as OurType makes a deal with WebInk: here

Martens at Monash (2)

2011.06.02

A review of the recent Martens exhibition: here

Martens at Monash

2011.04.05

This month Karel Martens is at Monash University, near Melbourne, for a talk, workshops, and an exhibition of his work on Oase: here

Paul Stiff at Reading

2011.03.15

A notice about Paul written by Sue Walker: here

‘Printed matter’: the three editions

2011.02.23

Clear proof that you need to get the third edition, even if you already have the second and the first: here

Lifestyle and Letraset

2010.06.24

Simon Esterson’s lecture on ‘British magazine design, 1960–200o’, at the St Bride Library, London, January 2008: an insider’s view: here

Shapes versus outlines

2010.06.07

Gerrit Noordzij at the blackboard in March of this year: here

B42: a new website

2010.05.20

The new website of a bright French imprint: here

To be fired with enthusiasm

2010.04.15

An obituary of Bernard Coutaz, founder of Harmonia Mundi, an exemplary publishing company: here

More on binding

2010.02.26

A short notice about our article on the binding of books, with a vivid photo of a hotmelt binding and a diagram of how Otabind works: here

Write your own academic sentence

2010.02.04

From the University of Chicago’s Writing Program (the whole site is worth exploring): here

The new CD launched

2009.10.14

A report of the launch of HPM 002 for subscribers and friends is here

Hyphen in Amsterdam

2009.10.05

Through this month and next, some of our core books are on display and for sale at the Kunstverein in Amsterdam: here

Isotype revisited

2009.09.22

The ‘Isotype revisited’ research project at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading, has now launched its website: here

London after the war

2009.09.21

Following his ‘Mitteleuropa and Bethnal Green, 1946’, Paul Stiff expands on another theme of Modern typography in Britain: here

On sale in Berlin

2009.08.25

At Motto, in Berlin-Kreuzberg: here

Amazon again

2009.04.13

More on ‘one of the most powerful forces in the publishing industry – with the power to make or break a book’: another in an occasional series (first post was here), see: here

Amazonian

2008.12.22

Another one for the dossier of complaints (see also this and this): here

Design in the real world

2008.11.02

Road signs are indeed mostly written & designed by harassed public servants: here

‘Designing books’ discussed

2008.09.17

Twelve years after publication, a new generation of readers is finding ‘the best single volume on the subject’: here

Branding nonsense

2008.02.12

Andrew Martin on the ingratiation-strategies and the deceits of corporate identity: here

Vertigo: Collecting W.G. Sebald

2007.08.13

Terry Pitts’s blog about these books: interesting, and not just for the Sebald content: here

More on cold glue

2007.07.26

A letter published in the London Review of Books, 2 August 2007: here

Burnhill obituary

2007.06.22

Paul Stiff’s obituary of Peter Burnhill is published in The Guardian today: here

Wright in Reading (further)

2007.03.09

The Optimod website has further material on the Edward Wright show: here

The Stafford papers

2007.02.22

The ‘Optimism of modernity’ project has posted its first ‘documents’: here

Die S-Klasse

2005.06.06

A pleasant report on Fred Smeijers’s class at the HGB Leipzig has been published in the heavy-duty weekly Die Zeit: ‘as far as we know, it’s the only such class in a German art school’, a school spokeswoman is quoted as saying: here

OurType

2003.12.18

Fred Smeijers’s dream of his own font label is now a reality. OurType will publish all his new typefaces, together with work by others, chosen by Fred and co-director Rudy Geeraerts: here

New Series

2002.08.02

Andy Crewdson’s ‘New Series’ is now launched. This is a natural successor to his weblog Lines & Splines, which in its later entries had begun to move towards more extended discussions, notably in a very perceptive review of Martin Majoor’s Seria typeface. The first pieces on New Series are a review of Harry Carter’s View of early typography and an interview with Robin Kinross. A piece about Fred Smeijers’s Arnhem typeface is in preparation. [Update at 2013.11.03: ‘New Series’ is offline.]

Students read Potter

2002.06.09

This spring What is a designer has been used as a reading text in a class on design at the University of Connecticut. As this email discussion reveals, the book has considerable power as a prompt for debate: here

Hibernia Type

2001.05.13

Christopher Burke, author of Paul Renner, now residing in Barcelona, has established a website, principally for his foundry Hibernia Type: here

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