Letters

Modern Display

Letters part 16: How the early 19th century's finest type failed as text and succeeded as the a breakout display font.

Hand Writing

Letters part 15: The survival of handwriting and how calligraphy flourished in the printing era.  

Letters part 14: How printing made it to America via Britain, and the role that documents would play in the emergent settler society. 

Letters part 13: How printing made it to America via Spain and in the process preserved banned ideas and an indigenous language.

Enlightened Design

Letters part 12: How Enlightenment-era virtues changed typography, from the introduction of the point system to the professionalization of font designers.

Humanist Handwriting

Letters part 11: The typographical contributions of the Aldine Press, made through the work of two all-time-great type founders, Francesco Griffo and Claude Garamond.