In an era when designers are increasingly designing with a virtual palette, designers may be tempted to choose a font that looks like it’s been designed by a robot.
But when it comes to typography, a lot of designers are actually using the work of the past.
“The work of architects, and the work that went into the typefaces that we use today, is actually a byproduct of the work we did during the Great Depression,” said James Hahn, an architectural historian at Stanford University.
“That was a time when architects were struggling to get their work published in magazines and newspapers.
It’s a time of great struggle.
They were trying to find a way to make money by creating typography that was relevant to people’s times.
The font that we have today is a product of the period.
It is a typeface that was designed to be used in the 1930s and 1940s.
It was created in response to those times.”
It wasn’t until the 1970s, though, that typography began to become a more widely accepted and accessible part of the design process.
“There’s been a huge evolution in typography in the last 40 years,” Hahn continued.
“You have things like Arial, Helvetica, and then you have something called Times New Roman, which is a sort of a new typeface.
The technology for digital design has made it possible for designers to have a better understanding of what a type is and how it should be used.”
But today, designers are faced with a new reality: They’re working with an unfamiliar and unfamiliar font.
“If you look at a modern design that has typography as a part of it, it’s very simple,” said Jules D. DePuy, a typographer and designer who is based in Brooklyn, New York.
“It’s a simple design.
It can be very straightforward.
It doesn’t have any kind of fancy features, and that’s fine.
But if you look more closely at modern typography … the complexity and the weight of that is much more difficult to understand.”
For example, in the 1960s, a type set of five letters would have been considered a simple letter set, but today, that’s not the case.
“Typography is a huge change in our lives,” said DePüy.
“We are living in a world where type is much heavier than it was 30 or 40 years ago.
People aren’t using it as much as they used to.
I think that’s a really important question.
I mean, it doesn’t matter how good the fonts are.
You can’t have a typeset without it.
You don’t want to see people go through all of that complexity to try to do their work in a font.”
In other words, designers need to be careful about what they’re putting into their fonts.
“For a lot more than 50 years, people have been creating typefaces,” DePuey continued.
The word “modern” in typographic design means “a style that is very modern and that has some of the modern aspects.”
And today, people are experimenting with different typefaces, even in fonts that were created decades ago.
“Modern typefaces have always been an experimental and a strange typeface,” said D.R. Dickson, a digital typographer based in Los Angeles.
“People are experimenting all the time.
They’re trying different combinations of the letters.
Some of them are very similar to the letterset that existed then, others are quite different.
And a lot has happened over the last two or three decades.
But I think there’s a lot that is just plain old and unadulterated.
People are starting to experiment with different shapes, different sizes, different shapes of letters.
That’s what I mean by experimentation.
It shouldn’t be that we’re reinventing a wheel.
We should be trying to understand the basic elements of type and how they work and how to use them.”
Dickson is a big proponent of the use of a font in the home.
“I think there are so many great typography fonts out there.
If you look back to the 1930’s, a few people did it and a few didn’t,” said Hahn.
“Now you have hundreds of thousands of fonts available, and I think you’re seeing that people are really experimenting with this new technology.”
But the real question, he added, is “what should the typeface be?”
“I have a lot to say about that,” Dickson agreed.
“But it’s not like I want to just give you a type name.
That would be silly.
I don’t think there is a single typeface out there that is universally acceptable, or universally accepted.
You should find the type that’s right for you.”
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