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INTERVIEWS · April 24, 2008

David Berlow Interviewed for MyFonts

”Although David Berlow is obviously too young to be counted among the grand old men of American typography, he is certainly one of its most influential figures.”

http://www.myfonts.com/newsletters/cc/200709.html

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INTERVIEWS · April 22, 2008

Matthew Carter and Cyrus Highsmith Interviewed for NY Times Blog

At the New York Times’s blog Campaign Stops, Steve Heller interviews designers and typographers about the McCain campaign’s use of the typeface, Optima.

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INTERVIEWS · April 21, 2008

David Berlow on John Berry’s Blog

“David Berlow has always been a consummate type designer, crafting new faces and new versions of old faces for any number of specific, practical uses.”

—John Berry, April 21st 2008

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SKETCHES · April 15, 2008

As-Salāmu ’Alaykum (السلام عليكم)

Arabic calligraphy is the most beautiful calligraphic tradition in the world, in my opinion. The birth of my niece gave me an opportunity to try it myself. Above is a sketch I drew of her name in the kufic style. I liked how it came out until it was very politely pointed out to me that I had spelled it wrong. Back to the old drawing board, as they say.


INTERVIEWS · April 15, 2008

Typographica’s Interview with Cyrus Highsmith

http://typographica.org/001155.php

“He has been called ‘one of the truly original new voices in American type design’ on account of his vast range of new typefaces, alongside numerous revivalist projects.”

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NEWS · April 8, 2008

Нужно ли нам больше шрифтов?

Zahar Yashchin has posted a Russian translation of a version my essay “No, There Are Not Enough Typefaces Already” published in the Type Directors Club winter 2008 publication, Letterspace.

Thanks to Maxim Zhukov for making the connections.

I like how it looks in Cyrillic.

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INTERVIEWS · April 3, 2008

Eye Magazine Profile: Cyrus Highsmith

http://eyemagazine.com/feature.php?id=130&fid=569

“Type designer Cyrus Highsmith learnt the craft through both study and apprenticeship”

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INTERVIEWS · April 2, 2008

Newsweek Interviews Roger Black, Matthew Carter, and Sam Berlow

http://www.newsweek.com/id/129573

Fun with Fonts: In this video clip, Newsweek’s Jessica Bennett quizzes Roger Black on what the font you choose says about you.

Just Go to Helvetica: “Or at least to Verdana. Because without a signature font at the moment, you’ll never be letter-perfect.” Matthew Carter and Sam Berlow are quoted.

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SKETCHES · March 31, 2008

Providence, RI

Metropolis magazine invited various visual artists and writers to contribute to their March issue about local flavor. I was happy to send them an interpretation of my town, the ancient city of Providence, Rhode Island. There are also contributions from fellow letter-drawers Sibylle Hagmann, James Goggin, Elliott Earls, and Village.


SEEN AND NOTED · March 18, 2008

It was fun while it lasted.

Wired.com gives away all our trade secrets. Oh well...

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