2020

Letterform Archive: Objects of Inspiration

Letterform Archive is feeding the post-digital generation’s passion for physical artefacts [EXTRACT]

Typefaces and fonts have evolved suddenly from an esoteric field – seen but not heard about by the public – into a cultural phenomenon. For the post-digital generation, type is both entrepreneurial opportunity and commodity. Functional and artful, type is integrated into painting and sculpture, architecture and interior design, and is seriously studied by scholars in multiple disciplines as well as by legions of type designers, typographers and graphic designers.

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Martin Venezky, SFAC Passport 2013 event poster, San Francisco.
Top. Giovanni Pintori, the Dutch edition of the Olivetti 82 Diaspron typewriter brochure. The original version was published in Italy.

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Steven Heller, design writer and educator, New York

Read the full article in Eye no. 100 vol. 25, 2020

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