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The Type (In)Spector: A Conversation with Fiona O’Leary

Friday June 30th, 2017 by Extensis

We published this article about a year ago and it was hit! So, we decided to bring this post back from the blog archives for your reading pleasure. Enjoy! You’re probably aware of the hubbub surrounding the designer Fiona O’Leary and her new gadget, Spector. A hand-held device that recognizes text […]

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4 Questions 4 with David Berlow

Thursday June 22nd, 2017 by Extensis

David Berlow entered the type industry in 1978. As a co-founder (with Roger Black) of The Font Bureau, David has developed more than 300 new and revised type designs for The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and many companies. He is a member of the Type […]

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4 Questions 4… Mark Simonson

Tuesday March 21st, 2017 by Extensis

1. How did you get into the business of type design? I got interested in the idea of type design when I was studying graphic design at college in the mid-seventies. My first fonts were published by FontHaus in the mid-nineties. But I wasn’t really “in the type design business” until the […]

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4Q4 End of 2016

Friday December 23rd, 2016 by Extensis

This year we had the pleasure of interviewing type designers, foundry founders, art directors, educators, calligraphers, graphic designers, hand-letterers, and more. Our 4 Questions 4 series showcased these ultimate typographical innovators and some of their stories. We asked each artist four questions, and they shared what led them to typography, which […]

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Interview with Jay Roeder

Tuesday December 13th, 2016 by Extensis

When Jay Roeder didn’t know an answer to a math problem in grade school, he did what he knew best: he drew a Ninja Turtle. “I still think that this was the best possible answer to the problem,” Jay told us in an exclusive interview on his work, influences, and […]

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