Friday, 06 March 2020 09:00

A brief history of Comic Sans

Almost anyone who has ever used a computer is familiar with the typeface Comic Sans. Hardly any fonts have ever divided opinion so strongly: it is much loved and equally loathed

Published in Features
Thursday, 26 November 2015 00:00

Five typefaces you need to know

For our 150th issue, available until next week, experts from some of our favourite graphic design studios and magazines told us about the fonts that have stood out for them in recent years

Published in Comment
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 16:05

The Type Taster

In graphic designer Sarah Hyndman's book, a series of games reveals the complex way in which we interact with everyday typography, says Icon's art director Anja Wohlstrom

Published in News

Can we finally say goodbye? What is it that makes some typefaces so successful in the Darwinian struggle of constantly proliferating fonts? Let's take Helvetica, a typeface currently celebrating its 50th birthday.

Published in ICON 047 | May 2007