05 août 2011

Gerard Unger :: interview | Jan Middendorp

Type design has always been an exacting, highly skilled profession, but that was doubly true in the early days of digital fonts. These faces had to work in highly demanding, challenging environments: CRT monitors, low resolution printers, and in a rapidly evolving newspaper industry. This month we are talking to one of those individuals who tackled the limitations of technology head on. His pioneering techniques, first developed under Wim Crouwel, were later employed by Bitstream and URW, and utilized on road signs and in newsprint, establishing a body of work admired the world over, both for its pragmatic, steely clarity, and its warmth and openness. He has now teamed up with TypeTogether, a foundry run by two of his former students at Reading. It is an honor to welcome Dutch designer Gerard Unger, one of the most original minds in contemporary type design.

Creative Characters #47 June 2011

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Creative Characters : newsletter éditée par Jan Middendorp (“type writer, page maker”) et distribuée par Myfonts.com (Bitstream).

> Le livre : Creative Characters: A Collection of Interviews With Type Designers Originally Published as e-mail Newsletters from MyFonts, vol. 1 (amazon.fr).

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