Paul Shaw

Paul Shaw teaches calligraphy and typography at Parsons School of Design; and history of graphic design and history of type at the School of Visual Arts. He has been a calligrapher for over 40 years, specializing in commercial work including script work for Campbell Soup, Avon, Clairol and Lord & Taylor. He is the author of A Black Letter Primer (1981), Letterforms (1986), The Calligraphic Tradition in Blackletter Type (2001), and Helvetica and the New York City Subway System (2009). In 2012 Shaw was appointed editor in chief of Codex magazine.

He is currently working on several projects, including a critical biography of W.A. Dwiggins, a book on script typefaces, and a book about lettering in New York City.