Ilene Strizver, founder of The Type Studio, as well as TypeCast Webinars, is a noted typographic educator, consultant, designer and writer. She specializes in all aspect of visual communication, from the aesthetic to the technical. Ilene has written and lectured extensively on type and typographic design to both students and professionals in the field.
Ilene formerly was the Director of Typeface Development for International Typeface Corporation (ITC) where she developed more than 300 text and display typefaces with such respected and world-renowned type designers as Sumner Stone, Erik Spiekermann, Jill Bell, Jim Parkinson, Tim Donaldson, and the late Phill Grimshaw. She “cut her typographic teeth” by working on Upper and Lowercase (U&lc) and other type projects with such legendary icons as Ed Benguiat, Aaron Burns and Herb Lubalin.
Her clients include Monotype Imaging Corporation, Adobe, International Typeface Corporation (ITC), Linotype, Time Inc., Whole Foods, Harlequin Books, MeadWestvaco, Johnson & Johnson, Somerset Entertainment, Integrated Marketing, Parents Magazine, Nationwide Insurance, and Life is good.
Ilene has written for HOW, Dynamic Graphics, STEP Inside, as well as authoring the popular column, fy(t)i For Your Typographic Information and contributing to the Fontology series for fonts.com. Her book, Type Rules! The designer’s guide to professional typography, 3rd edition (4th to be released late 2013), has received numerous accolades from the type and design community. She conducts her widely acclaimed Gourmet Typography workshops internationally. For more information on attending one or bringing it to your company, organization, or school, go to her site, call The Type Studio at 203-227-5929, or email Ilene at email@example.com. Sign up for her e-newsletter, All Things Typographic, at http://www.thetypestudio.com.
- Features: Written by Ilene Strizver on July 24, 2013Follow these simple steps to set text that catches and keeps the reader’s eye.
- Features: Written by Ilene Strizver on March 19, 2013
An important aspect in the education of a designer is learning about those who came before. One influential designer not to be overlooked is Herb Lubalin (Loob-a-lin), who was one of the most prominent figures in typography and type-centric design in the 1960s and 1970s.
- Features: Written by Ilene Strizver on February 20, 2013
Over the years I’ve answered many questions about the rules for smart quotes, dumb quotes, and primes. I’ve assembled the answers here with some additions, updates, and revisions for clarity, accuracy, and ease of reference.
Smart vs. Dumb quotes
Q. What’s the difference between smart and dumb quotes, and what’s the big deal?
- Features: Written by Ilene Strizver on January 16, 2013
Steve Lambert cannot be categorized. Although I was first attracted to his intriguing typographic neon work, further exploration revealed a depth of self-expression, purpose, and humor rarely found in traditional typography and graphic design. His work, which often contains an element of ‘performance art’, engages the viewer (sometimes literally!) with both medium and message in a social, physical, and occasionally political way.