typography paper

shivat's picture

I am in the second year graphic design and I have to write a paper for History pf Typography course. I was thinking of writing about about the history of newspaper typefaces and to narrow it down I was thinking on writing about New York Times type history. Any suggestions?

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hrant's picture

Try to get a copy of the venerable Typografischen Monatsblätter article about news faces.

BTW the New York Times is a good choice because relatively recently they commissioned Matthew Carter to do a full revival of Cheltenham; it's pretty well-documented* and you might even be able to swing interviews with the people involved.

* Real quick:
http://idsgn.org/posts/know-your-type-cheltenham/
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/21/business/media/21PAPE.html
http://typophile.com/node/55803

hhp

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