Typography has become more exciting than ever. While the legacies of classical typographers will always be respected and revered, recent developments have paved the way for a new generation of digitally-savvy creatives to explore and experiment with an eye-opening range of possibilities. Variable fonts, kinetic typography, format- and content-responsive design, typography in augmented reality and interactive typographic installations are just a couple of new fields. The future of typography is becoming more and more flexible.
“On the Road to Variable: The Flexible Future of Typography” was curated and written by TwoPoints.Net and published by Viction:ary. It contains an extensive introduction, insightful interviews with Mitch Paone (DIA) and Felix Pfäffli (Studio Feixen) and 122 inspiring typographic works by 62 brilliant design studios from all over the world.
The book was designed with the classic book typeface Caslon 540 to reinforce the idea that opening up to new developments in typography does not mean that “old” typography becomes obsolete. Quite in contrary. We become giants by standing on shoulders of giants.