Letters

Sign Painting

Letters part 24: The quiet ruckus of hand-painted signs in industrial cities. 

Rambling Glyphs

Letters part 23: The hobo's guide to America—how itinerant workers developed a system of letters and symbols. 

Wall Writing

Letters part 22: How writing on walls went from normal to subversive.

Write Type

Letters part 21: the origins of the machine that allowed us to write directly with type.

Invert Stress

Letters part 20: The story of inverted stresses and the evolution of an iconic American type.

Sans Roman

Letters part 19: the antique origins of a clean break from one of typography's long-standing traditions.