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This is the New Typography (and the Typefaces that Make it Work)

Gerry Leonidas
October 20, 2012

This is the New Typography (and the Typefaces that Make it Work)

Gerry will tell a story about typography, and typefaces. In this story, Typography is growing up, entering its sixth era. It is growing as a space shared by many disciplines, gathering readers who see – often for the first time – type, and spatial arrangement, and interaction as decisions that somebody made. In this story we see fundamental assumptions questioned, some thrown out with a “why on earth did we do it like this?”, and others kept with a forced admission that the old guys did get some things right after all. The best part of the story is the bit where typefaces become the looking glass through which all this comes together. There’s no baddie in this story.
[presented at TypoLondon 2012]

Gerry Leonidas

October 20, 2012

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