Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Oscars of Type Design

Typographica once again brings us the boldest and the best:
Typographica’s fourth annual review showcases the best in new typeface design. Twenty-five of the world’s brightest graphic and type designers selected their favorite font releases of the year.
It’s interesting to note that the feature, “is more accurately a celebration of new typefaces than new fonts. Keeping these two terms distinct may be a losing battle at a time when some have already declared the words interchangeable, but we’re going to go down fighting.”

So, OK: if they’re fighting a battle, we’ll help by passing on the definition. (I mean, you can’t pick sides if you don’t know where you’re standing. Am I right, or am I right?)

According to designer Mark Simonson, “The physical embodiment of a collection of letters (whether it’s a case of metal pieces or a computer file) is a font. When referring to the design of the collection (the way it looks) you call it a typeface.”

So there.

The story is here.


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