Posts Tagged ‘Typophiles’

Postage Stamps by Type Designers: A Primer

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

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On Wednesday, September 23, Michael Russem will be giving a talk to The Typophiles at the National Arts Club in NY about postage stamps designed by type designers. Work by Eric Gill, Jan Van Krimpen, S.L. Hartz, Hermann Zapf, Jean-Benoit Levy, Wim Crouwel, Gerard Unger, and Min Wang will be discussed. More details are available here.

Michael writes about this subject in a wonderfully illustrated article in Parenthesis 17, due out at the end of September. Become an FPBA member now and receive your copy of Parenthesis 17.

—Paul Razzell

Guest Post Number 1: Lunch with the Typophiles by Jason Dewinetz

Friday, June 26th, 2009

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Jason Dewinetz of Greenboathouse Press was recently paid the honour of being invited by the Typophiles to give a presentation at their spring luncheon in New York City.

Jason is a fine designer and printer and it is no wonder his work caught the eye of the Typophiles. The subject of his presentation was contemporary fine printing in western Canada, which means he talked about the works of the big three of Canada’s west: Barbarian Press, Jim Rimmer’s Pie Tree Press, and Heavenly Monkey.

I’m very pleased that Jason agreed to contribute an account of his visit to New York to the this blog. The following article is the first in a series of occasional Guest Posts to be featured on the FPBA blog. If you have an idea for a Guest Post, we’d love to hear about it. Please address it to Paul Razzell at NAEditor [at] FPBA [dot] com.

Read ‘Lunch with the Typophiles.’

— Paul Razzell