While in the 1970s just a few hundred new typefaces were published, today graphic designers can choose from tens of thousands of fonts – with an upward tendency. This publication, however, shows that current type design is not subject to randomness or a fashionable hype. Key protagonists offer insights into their thinking and working, take a position on current developments under the new technical, esthetic and socio-political conditions.
From the rich international cosmos of typefaces the book presents experimental type designs. These can be based on a spontaneous idea or the concept of an individually chosen design project or these are typefaces for books with large type families, which, often over a number of years, were developed systematically with passion, endurance and an unswerving attention to characteristic detail.
selection presents an overview of current developments text and examples detailed insight into the creation of each typeface interviews and personal reflections by the designers