A Call for Rare NYC-Centric Merch

Inspired by Jon Caramanica’s piece on Williamsburg’s Fantasy Explosion, Shirts for Lifelong New Yorkers and Those Who Would Like to Pass for One, The New York Times is calling for photos of your best NYC-centric merchandise. From sweatsuits adorned with New York Department of Sanitation branding to T-shirts from bygone diners and pizzerias, the Style desk seeks photos and stories about a variety of NYC …

Advancing the Ancient Lettering of the New York Times Nameplate

Even before the Gutenberg printing press, Gothic (also known as Blackletter) was a well-known letterform—with roots dating back to the 700s. Gutenberg would make it the first-ever font. And, centuries later, Henry Jarvis Raymond would use it in the nameplate of his newspaper the New-York Daily Times, today known as the New York Times. Since the paper’s inception, the nameplate’s received many tweaks—from dropping the …

The Making of The “Walking New York” Cover

Renowned French street artist JR has teamed up with The New York Times Magazine for a striking new cover for the upcoming “Walking New York” special edition zine. From afar, the image of 20-year-old immigrant Elmar Aliyez is seen striding across the cover but, upon closer inspection, the photo is actually an overhead shot of Flatiron Plaza, where yellow cabs and oblivious New Yorkers navigate …