Pentagram

NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual reissue

In 2012, a rare copy of the 1970 New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual was discovered in the basement of Pentagram’s New York office – and, page by page, the whole thing was documented online at thestandardsmanual.com. Now, it is to be republished as a book – which you can pledge to buy via a Kickstarter page set up to raise funding for its production

Bagging a piece of design history

Whilst I was waiting for my morning train the other day, I spotted a lady with a very special bag. I have always loved this Alan Fletcher-designed logo, since first seeing it nearly thirty years ago. It seems to me a kind of miracle that this bag was on my station platform

TM: The Untold Stories Behind 29 Classic Logos

New book TM is the result of eighteen months of research to expand our 2011 ‘logos’ issue into a collection of in-depth case studies on 29 of the world’s best examples – from British Steel, Centre Pompidou and ERCO, to the Musée d’Orsay, Pirelli and UPS

Circular issue 18

Each issue of Circular, the Typographic Circle’s members magazine, adopts a different design approach. For its 18th outing Pentagram’s Domenic Lippa and Jeremy Kunze have almost dispensed with imagery altogether

D&AD releases 2014 Annual cover

D&AD has released the cover for its 2014 annual, designed by members of Australian performance and visual art collective, The Kingpins.

Is that your reversed-stress face?

Since 1998, Pentagram’s Michael Bierut has been designing posters for the Yale School of Architecture’s series of lectures and exhibitions. The school’s autumn 2014 schedule has just been announced via this fine example, designed using the typeface Maelstrom

Full points

Celebrating type in design with full stops from the Monotype collections

Spot the Stop!

Our latest edition of Monograph, free with subscriber copies of CR, features 15 full-stops from typefaces in the Monotype archive. How many typefaces can you spot? (Bonus points for the designer’s name and year)…

The Trends issue: Logo Design

Bill Gardner talks us through the hottest global trends in logo design this year, as compiled from thousands of submissions to his Logo Lounge website

TDC: Judges’ Choices

Ahead of the announcement of the winners of this year’s Type Directors Club awards, we have the judges’ choices of their favourite projects this year

Designival 2014

Designival returns to Liverpool this July with speakers including designer Morag Myerscough, Pentagram’s Harry Pearce, and Elmwood’s Jonathan Sands, chaired by CR’s Patrick Burgoyne

Full-Spot: Monotype at Cannes

If you are currently at the Cannes Lions ad festival, Monotype and CR have an evening of typographic fun (yes, you heard right) lined up for the evening of June 18