typrefaces and writing sample by mark simonson

typographers have an immense influence on today’s forms of communication, their work is the medium we use to transfer our ideas into the digital and printed word. cameron adams understands the importance of the typographer but he also wondered how these people communicate themselves, in the hand printed word. he ponders, ‘do typographers exert some extraordinary control of the pen that laypersons don’t? does a typographer’s handwriting influence the typefaces they produce? has the rise of digital communications made handwriting redundant? do modern typographers, born of digital tools, lack the finesse of their more wizened counterparts? if so, does that change the way their type is designed?’ he sent out requests to some well known typographers and published the results showing their type work and their personal handwriting.

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