The Container List Blog

May 09, 2017

First Look: Ed Benguiat

We were so pleased to receive work from legendary typographer Ed Benguiat, including original lettering and print samples of his typefaces in action.

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August 17, 2014

Type cast

Some type-based design from Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast.

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March 23, 2014

Henry Wolf on typography

In 1958 Henry Wolf, newly appointed art director for Harper’s Bazaar, was tapped by the Advertising Typographers Association to write an essay on magazine typography for their bulletin.

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March 03, 2014

That New York

Brownjohn, Chermayeff and Geismar’s expressive typography for The Composing Room.

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November 24, 2013

Love and joy about letters

Love and Joy About Letters is a testament to Ben Shahn’s love affair with letters: the beauty of the letter forms, the liberating influence hand-lettering, and how the incorporation of letters added meaning to his art.

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October 28, 2013

A brief tour of Milton Glaser’s typography

Glaser’s typefaces combine Pushpin-era Deco motifs with conventions adapted from hand-painted signs, but share a tendency to imbue generic letterforms with geometric dimension.

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June 15, 2013

How does one become an Emigre?

Rudy VanderLans and Zuzana Licko’s Emigre defined the look of new media that emerged with the proliferation of the personal computer.

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May 14, 2013

The Composing Room type specimens

Some more examples of The Composing Room’s elegant type specimens series Typography and Paper after the jump.

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January 03, 2013

Push Pin and the P-Head

From the Push Pin Slide Collection: what appears to be a study for an alphabet based on the 1971 PBS identity designed by Lubalin Studio.

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April 03, 2009

P22 Type Foundry, Toy Box extras

The P22 Type Foundry, based in Buffalo, New York, packaged a typeface called Toy Box (originally named Child’s Play) with a set of extra glyphs including a collection of animal line-drawings based on children’s drawings. Commissioned by the London Transport Museum for a children’s exhibition in 1996, it was digitized by P22 founder Richard Kegler, with Michael Want, Mariah Kegler, Kevin Kegler, and Jennifer Kirwin-Want. Steven Heller included it in his book as an example of vernacular type.

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