Articles by John D. Berry

dot-font: Neutral Sans?

There’s a strong myth in the typographic world that sans serif type is inherently “neutral,” or at least more neutral than any typeface with serifs. But [...]

February 7, 2005 // 0 Comments

dot-font: Cooling Magma

When Sumner Stone releases a new typeface design, it’s worth paying attention to. Stone was for a long time the director of type development at Adobe, and his eponymous [...]

January 24, 2005 // 0 Comments

dot-font: Front-Page Fonts

The recently formed Ascender Corporation has done something useful: provided us with a snapshot of the fonts in current use on the front pages of American newspapers. In a [...]

January 10, 2005 // 4 Comments

dot-font: Type Design Today

When Jean-Fran├žois Porchez handed me a copy of a Japanese graphic-design magazine, “Idea,” while I was visiting him in Paris last month, my first impression was [...]

December 6, 2004 // 0 Comments

dot-font: The News from Paris

In many countries in Europe and elsewhere, daily newspapers are moving from a larger format, what we usually call broadsheet, to one of the smaller formats. In the USA, we [...]

November 22, 2004 // 0 Comments

dot-font: Czech Mates

This year, ATypI (the Association Typographique Internationale) held its annual conference in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic; appropriately enough, the theme was [...]

October 11, 2004 // 2 Comments

dot-font: Type Now

Fred Smeijers’s fascinating book “Type now,” published last year by Hyphen Press, is a hybrid: partly a showcase of the work of one of the most creative [...]

September 13, 2004 // 0 Comments

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