The Recorder (Issue 1)
Redesigned and relaunched first issue of Monotype's historic magazine broadly surveys typography's place in the world, exploring type from a cultural standpoint, and studying how its influence has played a role in contemporary society.
This inaugural issue includes an interview with Jamie Murphy of The Salvage Press discussing their mission to re-awaken traditional typographic learning in Ireland; an examination of the urban environment through a typographic lens with design educator Harry Leeson, and a review of the fading legacy of vintage advertising with “ghost signs expert” Sam Roberts. The first issue also features a photo story that goes behind the working process of well-respected British printer and typographer Alan Kitching.
Interviews with Abbott Miller; Bärbel Bold and Ingo Italic of Berlin-based Letters Are My Friends; and Jessica Svendsen.
Design writer Angela Riechers reflects on the letterforms of the future; type designer Gunnar Vilhjálmsson shares the story of Ruq’ah, an Arabic script.
In collaboration with paper company Mohawk, the entire issue is printed on Mohawk Superfine Eggshell Ultrawhite, with a foil blocked cover, spot colors, and two tear-out sections.
Designed by Luke Tonge, LIFE Agency
Published by Monotype London
120 pages, full color, 8.5 × 10.875 inches