Calligrapher, Type Designer, Graphic Designer, Design Historian, Educator. Principal, Paul Shaw/Letter Design. Author, Black Letter Primer, Letterforms, Helvetica and the New York City Subway System; Philip Grushkin: A Designer's Archive; co-author Blackletter: Type and National Identity. Editor-in-Chief of Codex, the Journal of Letterforms and The Eternal Letter Design. Leader of Legacy of Letters tours and workshops. Design awards: AIGA, Type Directors Club, New York Art Directors Club, Print, and Letter Arts Review. Academic awards: American Academy in Rome, National Endowment for the Arts, Smithsonian, American Printing History Association. Member: AIGA, Type Directors Club, Letter Exchange, Society of Scribes, Ltd.
Calligraphy, type design, typography, history of graphic design.
Design History & Practice
Survey of Type (Spring 2021)