Codex is a hybrid of magazine and journal. Beautifully designed, visually appealing, an immersive experience with a lively voice, it is also serious about its subject: authoritative, scholarly at times, but not dry in tone. It’s serious, but not stuffy. It loves the people, tools, and type associated with this craft, from the man carving beautiful cherubim into wood blocks in the 1400s to brilliantly formed modern interpretations and departures. It embraces the web and is watchful for the future’s classics.

Codex offers the final word on the shapes that form our words. You’ll find a spectrum of messages and experiences: deep research that cannot be found anywhere online; articles that speak to the working typographer; that look at life outside our work but through the typographer’s eye; that put new type, lettering, books, or practices under the microscope; or that showcase type that simply sits there, self-satisfied and sumptuous.

ARTIFACT

Codex is a limited-run print magazine, with limited ads that leave nearly all the breathing space for rich content; it’s published quarterly — full color and substantial in size: A4 (~8" by 5").

Set in Lyon Text & Display from Commerical Type, Knockout from H&FJ, & Akkurat Mono from Lineto. Printed in Germany on beautiful, smooth, uncoated Munken Lynx 120gsm paper.