IdN v22n3 Designer Typefaces
What is it that sets apart the trained typeface designer from the graphic designer who custom-makes his/her own fonts? Do you need to know all about keening, symmetry and proportionality to do a thoroughly professional job or can you be guided by gut instinct as to which type goes best with the rest of the images when presented as a whole?
Should typeface design be the exclusive preserve of trained typographers or is there room for graphic designers to custom-make their own? We talk to both types of font fan.
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