The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Glyphs
A good typeface should not be too overwhelming or complicated; it should be unique but flexible enough to crop with any media, functional and legible. The other essential that is often forgotten is that it should be able to stand the test of time. Typefaces can be used for many years; Helvetica or Neue Haas Grotesk, for instance, were developed in 1957 by Swiss typeface designer Max Miedinger with input from Eduard Hoffmann. Even now, they still look chic, and are fully functional when applied across a wide range of visual environments.
Designing a typeface is about much more than just making beautiful letters. There is a Chinese idiom that roughly translates as “each word is a gem”, meaning that a writer should really articulate every word he/she uses. Type designers should see each word they have created as a gem and hope that those who use them will treasure them as a gem also.
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160p + 8p cover
160mm (w) x 230mm (h)
4 varying paper stocks
4C process + matt lamination
ISSN (English Edition): 1029 4805
ISSN (Chinese Edition): 1029 4813