Paul Shaw is a graphic designer and design historian. As a designer he has specialized in calligraphy, handlettering and typography. From 1996 to 2002 he was a partner in the digital type foundry LetterPerfect. Among his typefaces are Kolo, Old Claude, Donatello and the Swedish Set. His areas of study as a design historian have included the graphic designers W.A. Dwiggins and George Salter, the scribe Bartolomeo Sanvito, the type designer Morris Fuller Benton, and the New York City Subway System signage. Paul is the co-author of Blackletter: Type and National Identity; and the author of Helvetica and the New York City Subway System and Philip Grushkin: A Designer’s Archive. He is the editor of Codex: A Journal of Letterforms and teaches at both Parsons School of Design and the School of Visual Arts.
History of Typography: 2014