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System Process Form

Long-term ISTD member Paul McNeil has co-authored a detailed survey of MuirMcNeil’s Two Type System. It presents an extensive collection of geometric alphabets where every stroke, shape, letterform and word is designed to work together in close harmony. 

The standard and limited collector’s editions of the book are available at Volume.

Book of Cal’s

This is the story of Cal Swann, a journeyman graphic designer and design educator during an extraordinary period when the letterpress technology that was invented five centuries earlier, changed dramatically.

Professor Cal Swann is an honorary fellow of the International Society of Typographic Design.

His book is published by York Publishing UK:
Colour edition (£65)
Black and white edition (£20)


2023 Student Assessment briefs now live

The new ISTD briefs launched September 2022 for the 2023 Student Assessment.

Lottie Lawson (2020)

Past student work

Over the past years we've collected some of our successful students’ submissions. You can now view and reference their work online.

View past student work

Mitch Paone

ISTD live event London, Wednesday 17 January
Mitch Paone

Join ISTD for a live event at Pentagram, London on Wednesday 17 January at 19.30 GMT with partner and creative director, Mitch Paone, of DIA Studio. He will be introduced by ISTD President Astrid Stavro.

Tickets available here


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TypoGraphic 73

72 Point

Stephen Banham | Editorial
Elizabeth Glickfeld
| Essay

T73 Design:
Stephen Banham

Price: £25.00
Member price: £20.00

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