The End of Pages: Typography as the Relationship Between Elements, Instead of Layouts

The end of pages: Typography as the relationship between elements, instead of layouts. After we convene at 10 a.m. and get to know each other, we’ll start “News Type” with this primer on the demands of news.

Roger Black


Starting with LA in 1972, Roger Black has been chief art director or design consultant for publications of all kinds, all over the world. Among them: Rolling Stone, Outside, New York, The New York Times, Newsweek, Esquire, Fast Company, Smart Money, Reader’s Digest, The Los Angeles Times,,, The Washington Post, Semana (Colombia), Panorama (Italy), The Straits Times (Singapore), Kompas (Indonesia), Tages Anzeiger (Switzerland), Placar (Brazil), Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden), Nomad Editions, Scientific American, and Always On Network.

Recently he’s turned his attention back to Asia. In March 2014, his design for the Asia Tatler magazines was launched, with a new Font Bureau custom typeface, Forma. Now he is working with a multi-platform news publication group in Myanmar. Roger may not sit still long, but he spends some down-time at homes in Hong Kong and Pass-a-Grille, Florida.