With release of issue no. 39, TYPO celebrates eight years of publication

26 April 2010
Prague (Czech Republic) - With the release of issue number 39, TYPO Magazine has just entered its eighth year of publication. New features for 2010 include high-quality translations into English and a regularly updated website.
Prague (Czech Republic) - With the release of issue number 39, TYPO Magazine has just entered its eighth year of publication. New features for 2010 include high-quality translations into English and a regularly updated website. TYPO Magazine, a member of the International Design Media Network (IDMN), is now offering readers a time-limited 10% discount off the regular subscription price.

The latest issue

Inside of issue 39 you will find an article about Jiří Rathouský from the series mapping out the lives and oeuvres of prominent 20th century Czech graphic designers, accompanies by an as yet unpublished final interview Rathouský gave shortly before he passed away in 2003.

This issue of TYPO also provides a report from a workshop organised in China this past autumn as part of the Icograda World Design Congress 2009; an overview of the winners of the Trnava Poster Triennial in Slovakia; and information from a conference on the subject of Responsibility in Graphic Design held this year in Katowice, Poland. You will also be able to read about the past nearly thirty years of Japanese "un-brand" MUJI's visual communication; another part in a series about typeface identification – this time dedicated to slab serif typefaces; and reviews of two new fonts designed by typographer Ramiro Espinoza, who has recently enjoyed deserved international acclaim.

A growing team

The magazine would also like to welcome a new member to the team starting with this issue – Elizabeth Spacilova, a translator whose main goal is to help make TYPO an enjoyable read for English speakers as well.

About the publication

Now in its eighth year of publication, TYPO aims to provide readers with a magazine that is systematically devoted to typography, graphic design and visual communication. The magazine's focus and content has earned it a firm place on the European and international markets:
  1. The magazine appeals to design professionals as well as beginning designers and people outside the business in a clear and comprehensible manner.
  2. Because it views typography and graphic design as an integral part of culture, it also monitors related disciplines (a broad range – from architecture and photography to philosophy and sociology).
  3. In blocks dedicated to individual subjects, it maps out important milestones in the history of international typography and design.
  4. Through original articles and interviews, it acquaints readers with important names and international leaders in the field.
  5. It does print articles with clear opinions; it does not print press releases or covert advertisements. Paid advertisements are restricted to a small area (usually on the inside cover of the magazine).

TYPO Magazine's demanding criteria, freedom of opinion and independence from advertisers makes it dependant on something else, though: the reader. Only regular readers, and especially subscribers, make it possible for the magazine to survive in a market economy. If you work in typography and graphic design and you enjoy and identify with the focus of our magazine, support us by becoming a subscriber. (TYPO has between 64 and 96 pages, is published quarterly and is printed in colour on high-quality, 230 × 280 mm paper. Articles are published in Czech and English.)

Promotional offer

Take advance of this special offer and subscribe to Typo for one year at 10% off or two years at 15% off - when ordering, enter the code "ICOGRADA2010".  It is easy to subscribe – simply visit: www.typo.cz/en/magazine/subscription



For more information, please contact:

TYPO Magazine
Letenske nam. 3
170 00 Praha 7
Czech Republic
T: +420 272049101
F: +420 272049106
W: www.typo.cz/en


About Typo Magazine

TYPO is a magazine devoted to typography, graphic design and visual communication. It is aimed at professionals as well as beginning typographers, font designers, graphic designers, educators and marketing and visual communication specialists. TYPO has between 64 and 96 pages, is published quarterly, and is printed in full colour on high-quality 230×280 mm paper. Articles are published in Czech and English.

About the International Design Media Network

A joint programme of Icsid and Icograda, the International Design Media Network (IDMN) brings the world's design media together in an online community - a single, convenient source. The network consists of IDMN Participants and bona fide design publications and media. This network creates a forum for sharing ideas and information, fostering discourse among participants and the International Design Alliance (IDA), and contributing to the furtherance of a meaningful body of knowledge regarding design and the role that it plays in modern society.