Typography Magazines, Journals and Hubs. Part 2
Last week we talked about typography magazines and we focused on the print, limited editions and university publications. This week we continue our discussion with a couple of veteran online publications and more print magazines.
Baseline is an international first rate periodical for typography and graphic design matters published three to four times a year. This serious venture provides a rich mixture of articles and reference materials on our dear typography, of course. The contents are deliberately eclectic and the editorial stance is open, valuing especially originality of thought, while giving due weight to academic research. Typographic ‘scoops’ have helped to retain a high level of reader loyalty, some inspired by board members, such as the discovery of McKnight Kauffer’s ‘missing’ designs, initiated by Alan Fletcher. Distinguished designers, educators, authors and design critics such as Ken Garland, Steven Heller, Arnold Schwartzman, Helmut Schmid and Prof. Ian McLaren publish in Baseline. So, yes, it’s one of those renowned publications with high editorial, design and production standards.
In their own words, Eye is a collectable graphic design journal, published quarterly for professional designers, students and anyone interested in critical, informed writing about design and visual culture. Needless to say, typography holds a special place in their heart and you’ll always come across great articles in this area. For instance, in the latest issue you can read about The Anatomy of Type: A Graphic Guide to 100 Typefaces and Typographic Fundamentals among many other great reviews and features.
The FontFeed was launched in 2008 and is a daily dispatch of recommended fonts, typography techniques, and inspirational examples of digital type at work in the real world. You’ll also read about the latest in typography, lettering, and type design. Not to mention those basic tips and advanced tutorials. The blog combines the insightful voices of prominent design writer Jürgen Siebert and typography expert Yves Peters, with occasional contributions from Erik Spiekermann.
I love typography (ILT) is turning 6 years this year and it’s the blog of John Boardley, the graphic designer and writer who also publishes Codex. Remember? This is a true declaration of love to typography and you’ll fall for it too. In John’s own words, this site aims to make the subject more accessible, to bring the study of typography to the masses, if you will. Where do our letters originate? Why do they look the way they do? And what makes for good type and typography? Well, read on and you’ll find out.
We can only hope these publications opened up your appetite for typography. If you have read other print or online cool typography magazines you’re excited about, do let us know. By the way, which are your favorites? And why?