Visible Language is the oldest peer–reviewed design journal, first published in 1967. For it’s first four years, it was published under the title The Journal of Typographic Research. The founding editor, Dr. Merald Wrolstad, understood that research and scholarly information were essential to the development of communication design and in particular to the development of typography in its support of reading and writing. Understanding these broader implications, he changed the title to Visible Language.
Visible Language is published three times a year: April, September, and December. PDFs of all back-issues are available on the Visible Language website. The print journal is available in university libraries worldwide.