Opening today, Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty reveals the experimental side of Degas through his rarely seen monotype prints. 


[Edgar Degas. Heads of a Man and a Woman (Homme et femme, en buste), c. 1877–80. Monotype on paper. Plate: 2 13/16 x 3 3/16 in. (7.2 x 8.1 cm). British Museum, London. Bequeathed by Campbell Dodgson]

Listen: MoMA curator Jodi Hauptman talks to the Modern Art Notes podcast about Edgar Degas’s experimental monotypes, on view through July 24 in Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty.

[Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). Forest in the Mountains (Forêt dans la montagne), c. 1890. The Museum of Modern Art, New York]

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Typeworship: Last month on Instagram

 It’s been a busy month on our Instagram feed. We’ve been part of the build-up to Monotype’s eagerly awaited Eric Gill Series Exhibition in London (attend here). We’ve shown peeks from the forthcoming I’d Letterpress the shit out of that! exhibition in Melbourne, and my typeface release Brim Narrow, a family of stackable display fonts, perfect for punchy headlines. 

You’ll find more detailed posts right here on the blog but if you’d also like up-to-the-minute type & lettering inspiration follow our updates here

Click each photo for caption and credits.

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TypeWorship: A month in pictures

Its the usual eclectic mix of type, lettering, and baking, over on our Instagram feed. We even had some top-quality fan art from Ewe Jin Tee in Singapore. Here’s your monthly run-down. 

Picture Credits (Click each photo for caption)

  1. Humble Pie, Danielle Evans
  2. Gill Sans Nova Posters
  3. No. 23, James Grieshaber 
  4. Caffeine is mega necessary by Joseph Alessio
  5. Type Wood by NovoTypo
  6. This is not new by Viet Huynh
  7. Castellar Ampersand, Toshi Omagari
  8. Fists, William H. Paige
  9. Brim Narrow Layered Typeface
  10. TypeWorship by Ewe Jin Tee

You’ll find more detailed articles right here on the blog but if you’d also like up-to-the-minute type & lettering inspiration follow our updates here.

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Watch Edgar Degas’s printmaking process in action. In this video, MoMA curator Jodi Hauptman and conservator Karl Buchberg explore Degas’s monotype process with printmakers Andrew Mockler and Jennifer Marshall of Jungle Press Editions. 


A Strange New Beauty, featuring approximately 120 monotypes along with some 60 paintings, drawings, pastels, sketchbooks, and prints, opens Saturday.