Douglas Thomas

Douglas Thomas is a graphic designer and type historian who believes that research and strong conceptual thinking create the best design. Testing that theory, he holds a MA in History from the University of Chicago and is completing a MFA in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He has taught graphic design at Brigham Young University and the Maryland Institute College of Art. His design work has been featured in Communication Arts, Print, and Graphis. He is the author of Recasting Franklin as Printer in Benjamin Franklin’s Intellectual World from Farleigh Dickinson University Press. He is currently writing and designing a book — Never Use Futura — to be published by Princeton Architectural Press, which will explore the full constellation of typographic meanings embodied in the historical and contemporary uses of Futura.