Letters is the story of type. Our fonts are cutting-edge digital, hand-crafted analogue—their heritage is written in the intertwining histories of design, technology, literacy, and everything else. This is where we pay our respects. To read the series from the beginning, click here. Find our latest issues below.

New Times

Letters part 32: Monotype and the making of an all-time-great font.

Moving Pictures

Letters part 30: Films and jazz; how letters promoted the content of new media.

Poster Style

Letters part 29: Plakatstil and poster advertising type in the early 20th century. 

Art Nouveau

Letters part 28: The synthesis of technology and style at the start of the 20th century.