Dr E Ransom

Eye Magazine | Feature | Allan Fleming: The man who branded a nation

Had to compile my Design Issues templates this morning and realized I had not credited the images. The CN pics are hard to pin down. But in the hunt I found this goodie.

Type, a closed system

Just digging into this article. Here’s a goodie from the first paragraph quoting Spiekermann in Studentenfutter. Ein Leitfaden durch den Buchstabendschungel:

"…is was Adrian Frutiger who first followed the principle that type design is placed in the “context of planning rather than following an artistic stimulus” in exemplary manner and that it was he who first saw a type family as a closed system in which several weights are combined without “aesthetic compromises.”

"Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new."

- Henry David Thoreau

'Colors', Cory Arcangel | Tate