IdN v22n3: Designer Typefaces


Which type are you – Trained or Instinctive?
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?



Is there a downside to making your own lettering rather than commissioning a specialist or buying off the shelf? We ask 13 top designers for their views on this crucial question, illustrated by examples of their work.

Alex Frukta | Alexandre Pietra | Andreas Leonidou | Antonio Rodigues Jr | Comeback Studio | Dan Hoopert | Faak&Paat Studio | Lewis Wilson | Natalia Marko Kryzhak | Petros Afshar | RIT Creative | Youssef Habchi

Motion Gallery: Infographics
Feature: Designer Typefaces
Creative City: Paris
Project: The Young and the Resourceful
Idea: Hand Crafted Lettering
Et cetera/Pick of the Month

88p + 4p cover
5 varying paper stocks
4C process + matt lamination + spot UV
Online access to included
ISSN (English Edition): 1029 4805
ISSN (Chinese Edition): 1029 4813

Additional information

Weight 410 g

English, Chinese


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