The Type Directors Club has launched Typegeist, a new editorial platform that illuminates various aspects of the current moment in international type design and typography through original essays by curious designers, historians, academics, experts, and aficionados.
The first issue, "Decentralizing Type," examines type outside of Western centers. Dan Reynolds writes about India, Sahar Afshar comments on type in Arabic-speaking regions, and YuJune Park and Caspar Lam interview designers about contemporary type in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Designers Pragun Agarwal, Mohammad Sharaf, and TienMin Liao interpret the issue’s theme visually through typographic illustrations.
Typegeist is created by a team of Type Directors Club board members and editor Caren Litherland. Synoptic Office has designed the first digital issue.
Although the first issue is digital only, plans are being made to publish future issues in print.
Typegeist is committed to high standards in the presentation of exclusive content that explores the zeitgeist in type. With curiosity and wit, Typegeist takes advantage of the unique knowledge and expertise of the Type Directors Club and its members and friends. Typegeist is inspired by the belief that type shapes language and ideas, and deserves thoughtful consideration as both a product and driver of culture.
Type enthusiasts can access Typegeist at typegeist.org and follow Typegeist on Twitter @tdc_typegeist and Instagram @tdc_typegeist.