Full text archive

Whenever I’ve been able to do so, I re-publish here any of my texts published elsewhere. I’ve also included the texts of longer interviews, where possible.


All trousers, no legs
Published on Medium, republished on Business Insider and the UoR News site, and translated into Spanish for Don Serifa.


Interview by Alexei Vanyashin and Eugene Yukechev for The Type Journal (Журнал «Шрифт») [source material]


Going global: the last decade in multi-script type design
Originally in Slanted Special Issue: BabylonJulia Kahl (Ed.), Magma Brand Design,
and slightly updated version in Typographica. Stephen Coles (Ed.)

An emerging discipline
Published in Parenthesis no 24. Sebastian Carter (Ed.), FPBA

Type ahead
In Computer Arts Collection: Typography Vol 2 no 2


Thoughts on a quiet master
In Monotype RecorderMonotype Imaging

Foreword for Type compass: charting new routes in typography
SHS Publishing, Rome

You need an opinion, on top of an impulse
In Whatever Next: a discourse on typography. James Edgar (Ed.), Camberwell Press

Never lost for words
Booklet on a font collection, Monotype Imaging

Interview by Elliot Jay Stocks for 8Faces


Interview by Chang Kim for the Korean FontClub

Introduction to type design [forthcoming]
Seminar notes that formed the basis for the chapter “Type design and development” in Typography Referenced, Rockport Publishers

Palettes are evil
In Typenotes, as an extension of a piece in Eye magazine


A few things I’ve learned about typeface design
Published in the Letter Exchange Forum no 18, September 2009,
and in I love typography, 25 March 2010


Languages, scripts, and typefaces
Response published in tipoGrafica no 70


A primer for Greek type design
In Language, Culture, Type. John D Berry (Ed.), ATypI & Graphis


Γραμματοσειρές και πολιτισμική ταυτότητα
Δημοσιεύτηκε στην ειδική έκδοση Ελληνική τυπογραφία


The digital Cresci
‘Don Knuth’s Digital Typography: in search of the digital Cresci?’ In Information Design Journal, 9:3, 1999, 111–118