Stephen Coles is Editorial Director & Associate Curator at Letterform Archive in San Francisco. He also co-publishes Fonts In Use and Typographica.

    Stephen wrote the book The Anatomy of Type and was previously a creative director at FontShop. He shares his life with Laura Serra.


Longer bios

PERSONAL PROJECTS
Typographica Library  learn about letters
Font ID  identify letters
Chromeography  letters on cars
Fleurs Coiffeur Liquor  letters on buildings
The Mid-Century Modernist  not letters
Stüf Stuff  ephemeral residue

TALKS
A Typeface is a Chair on selecting and using type
State of the Mart on making and selling type
What’s the Use of “Fonts In Use”?
Pre-digital Type Specimens at Letterform Archive
Breaking the Swiss Grid at Letterform Archive
Neon/Font with SF Neon
Neon/Matchbook with SF Neon
Webfonts Today on the state of screen type in 2014
Chromeography


INTERVIEWS
San Francisco Chronicle 2019  Listgeeks 2011  Typekit 2015 GQ 2021

PAST CLIENTS
101 Editions  Font Bureau  Identifont  MVB Fonts  Persona  Production Type  Schick Toikka  Type Network  Webtype

ELSEWHERE
 Twitter  typography
 Twitter  not typography
 Answers to type questions
 Pictures
 Bits of work

 Contact Stephen


Portrait by Laura Serra.