Joshua Langman is a graphic designer who specializes in typography for books, websites, and identity design. He is an expert in multilingual typography, complex typesetting techniques, and typographic history. Joshua has studied letterpress printing at the Wells College Book Arts Institute, as well as Monotype casting and typesetting at the Press and Letterfoundry of Michael and Winifred Bixler, the last fully operational “hot metal” typesetting house in the United States. With the encouragement of renowned type designer Hermann Zapf, Joshua digitized Orbis Typographicus, Zapf’s rare set of letterpress broadsides, and published the series online. Joshua’s poster series The Perks of Print physicalized the shortcomings of e-books by applying traditional printing techniques to digital devices, destroying them in the process. Joshua is the resident graphic designer at School Shooters .info, the world’s largest resource on preventing school shootings, for which he designed the website and wrote the typographic style guide. For three years, he designed and typeset Babel, a literary journal in over twenty languages. Joshua studied graphic design, printmaking, and book arts at Sarah Lawrence College, where he was featured in several exhibitions and taught workshops on publication design. He designs books, literary journals, identity systems, websites, and scholarly articles, bringing to each project a passion for the printed word, a fastidious command of detail, and a deep knowledge of the craft of typography. Joshua is also a theatre artist, writer, and educator.
Joshua’s other websites and résumés (theatrical design, teaching, etc.)