A new generation of type designers
Stephen Coles profiles four young type designers who represent an amazing wave of talent issuing from the great 21st century schools of type design—including The Royal Academy in Holland, Reading University in Britain, ESAD in France, and Cooper Union in the United States.
These newcomers are producing great new typefaces very soon in their career. If you think about it, even the best and most successful type designers of the past (Adrian Frutiger, for example) were hard pressed to release their first font by the time they were 30.
In TYPE, Coles talks about four recent grads who are moving already producing interesting new fonts (clockwise from upper left): Mohamad Dakak, Minjoo Ham, Roxane Gataud, and Cristian Vargas. Coles is a pretty good judge of these things. He tells their stories, and shows how each has begun working with established foundries for distribution—or started their own.
This is the lead feature in our first issue, and indicates the focus of the magazine: People in the world of type.
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