The Casual Optimist

Books, Design and Culture

November 23, 2011
by Dan
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Midweek Miscellany

Design Auteur — Steven Heller on Erik Nitsche for Print Magazine: For some, book publishing was akin to the Internet of the sixties and seventies, a means of communicating information to large numbers in large volumes. In this milieu Nitsche … Continue reading

May 25, 2011
by Dan
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Midweek Miscellany

Line o’ Type — John Hendel celebrates 125 years of Linotype at The Atlantic: A German immigrant named Ottmar Mergenthaler invented [Linotype] in the 1880s and continued to promote and expand its use until dying in Baltimore in 1899. The … Continue reading

December 15, 2010
by Dan
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Midweek Miscellany

Beautiful typographic notecards by Chicago-based designer Tom Davie. The King of Comps — The prolific Ian Shimkoviak, one half of The Book Designers, interviewed at Caustic Cover Critic: Every designer has their way of doing things… For me, I start … Continue reading

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