Codex: The Journal of Typography

This past weekend I finally got around to reading Codex: The Journal of Typography, which is a beautiful new quarterly print magazine featuring articles, book and type reviews, interviews, tips, type history, new and notable faces, essays, type design, from top typography experts.

The man behind Codex is John Boardley, who is also the founder of We Love Typography and I Love Typography. The debut issue includes articles written by Christian Schwartz & Paul Barnes, Paul Shaw, Stephen Coles, Erik Spiekermann, Dr Paul Dijstelberge, Elliot Jay Stocks, Craig Mod, Luca Barcellon and others.

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Cover and a selection of pages from the beautiful Codex magazine.

I have to say, the first thing that struck me about this magazine is its quality, which is excellent. It’s a visual feast with beautiful design throughout, really benefiting from limited adverts. It can sometimes be the case that great looking publications are covering up for poor content, thankfully that’s not true in this case, where there’s page upon page of great content, which makes for hours of enjoyable reading that anyone with an interest in typography would be hard pressed not to love.

The first issue of Codex was still available to purchase at time of writing, so act quickly if you’re interested in getting your hands on a copy, as it’s bound to sell out. As for me, I’ve really enjoyed the first issue and will definitely be buying the next.

About the author

Paul Galbraith is a freelance designer, specialising in logos, branding and web design for startups, small businesses, agencies and entrepreneurs worldwide.