Articles by John D. Berry

dot-font: Numbers Don’t Lie

The way we write numbers depends on who we are and where we learned to write. Anyone who has traveled knows this; the hand-scrawled prices on a vegetable stand in Paris, for [...]

September 23, 2005 // 3 Comments

dot-font: From Russia with Type

ParaType is the largest and best-known type manufacturer and distributor in Russia. The ParaType catalog, Digital Typefaces: ParaType Originals 1984 to 2004, a hefty [...]

August 17, 2005 // 0 Comments

dot-font: Paperback Reader

The humblest kinds of typography can be the most important. When I was a pre-teen in the early 1960s, buying cheap paperback adventure stories off the revolving wire racks at [...]

June 29, 2005 // 0 Comments

dot-font: Solid Language

“Writing is the solid form of language, the precipitate,” writes Robert Bringhurst. “Speech comes out of our mouths, our hands, our eyes in something like a [...]

June 13, 2005 // 1 Comment

dot-font: Hauling Freight

Josh Darden’s new typeface family for Garage Fonts, called Freight (“designed for heavy lifting”), is one of those designs that’s meant to be all [...]

May 30, 2005 // 1 Comment

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