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A gift from Macy's September 11 It began in the usual way, with an email query about designing  a gift card for Macy’s men’s store.... Large Letters August 10 I make letterforms that are as much illustration as they are typography but, sometimes the characters are simply a... How I became a type designer. April 1 Decades ago, I sat in the chilly offices of International Typeface Corporation and, in the glow of a space heater,... Deadline tomorrow afternoon? No problem. March 14 During the past few months, I've illustrated a weekly piece for the NY Times Real Estate section. It's a Q... A new font and ancient story August 10 "In mythological legend, Chloris, the goddess of Spring flowers transformed the body of a nymph into the first... La crème mains est arrivé August 1 I've had the privilege of designing a great line of products for La Société Parisienne de... Scared the crop out of me June 24 In addition to enamel signs, matchbook covers, cigar bands, vintage tins and more, fruit crate labels hold a lofty... If it worked once before... June 3 Sometimes, you just have to get things wrong before you get them right. Such was the case with a cover of New Jersey... 36 Days of Type May 18 I recently played a game on Instagram where everyone posted a different letter of the alphabet each day. It's... Everything you always wanted to know about type: but were afraid to ask. January 21 There was a time when type was created by a small number of artisans, trained by apprenticeship to the masters who...