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Eight Timeless Typefaces

Hyphens and Dashes

>> Letters in Wonderhand


The Art of Making a Book (video)

>> NY Train Project

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Eight Timeless Typefaces

Fonts that are in vogue come and go, with popular typestyles constantly being replaced by newer, trendier designs. But even with the hundreds of new typefaces being released each year, there are some that don't seem to age. Here are eight typefaces that, in spite of having been around for many years, don't appear to have an expiration date any time soon. Read on...

Hyphens and Dashes


Hyphens, en and em dashes are among the most misunderstood, and misused, punctuation marks in typography. While their appearance is generally similar, they have distinct designs and serve specific functions. These three marks are not interchangeable, and knowing the difference is key to setting type correctly. Read on...

Letters in Wonderhand

Lettering artist Martina Flor describes her creative process in the design of Wonderhand, her family of scripts consisting of seven widths and three weights. She details her search for a system that would accommodate the quirks and nuances of an actual handwriting, and subsequently imitate the behavior of fluid writing. Check it out...

The Art of Making a Book (video)

Amidst all the focus on digital media, there are still many of us who love books: the look, feel, and even the smell of a book. This beautiful video that has been making the rounds on Facebook (in one version or another) documents the love and care that once went into the making of a book. Note that I have not been able to accurately identify the creator of this video in order to give proper creditWatch it here...

NY Train Project

New York's subway system can be one of the most exciting or overwhelming experiences for any rider. Adam Chang says, "I have been on the subway thousands of times but only until recently did I take the time to really look at my surroundings. One day I began to notice the intricate details of the carefully placed tiles in the station sign...which led me to noticing other station signs and how they were all different, infused with the personality of the neighborhood." His observations led to the NY Train Project. Check it out...

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Gourmet Typography Training teaches and demonstrates the expert-level typographic skills and aesthetics that are rarely taught in schools or fully understood by professionals. Fill in the gaps in your typographic know-how and learn how to "see" type like you've never seen it before.


Training workshops are customized for groups of any size and designed to fit your specific needs. Sessions are scheduled for your convenience - daytime, evenings or weekends. We will design a program customized for your particular requirements.


These are some of the companies and groups that The Type Studio has worked with:


Time Inc. | Essence Magazine
Hachette | Grand Central Publishing
Fisher-PriceToll Brothers
Hagerty Insurance
SAS Analytics
Whole Foods
Harlequin Books
Integrated Marketing
GO Transit | Toronto
Nationwide Insurance
London Life
Alliance Atlantis
AIGA Boston
AIGA Philadelphia
AIGA Atlanta
AIGA Orlando
TDC (Type Directors Club)
RGD Ontario
HOW Design Conference
UCDA Conference

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Let us know if your group is interested. For more info, email or call me at 203.227.5929. Ilene

"If there is one word to describe your workshop, that word is awesome! Thanks for remind me that typography is not just interesting but fun. I really admire your passion for your's contagious!" 


"Your down-to-earth approach to type made the session breezy and fun, and I couldn't help but visually re-spacing all the headlines I had the time to linger on during my bumper-to-bumper drive back to home. Thanks again for reigniting my spark for type!" 


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smart typographic conventions in this emailing, including smart quotes, en and em dashes. This is due to the limitations of the email marketing service currently being used.