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How to build a Greek typeface, by Eric Gill

What better way to celebrate being back in the UK than another post about the Monotype archive in Salfords? A few months ago, Monotype designer Toshi Omagari was kind enough … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Adventures in the Monotype Archive: The Sad Story of Sachsenwald

The archive buried in a small office complex in Salfords, Surrey is the last onsite stronghold of what was once Monotype’s enormous factory complex. The Salfords railway station was built … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 14 Comments

Enter the Type Designer

Hey, you know who’s interesting? My friend Ben Mitchell. Look at that desk for god’s sake. Ben is a type designer, and so his flat is a dangerously geeky place … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · 14 Comments