In a time where today is tomorrow and post-modernism got replaced by pre-something the future is here, although we are not aware of it yet. Type experts claim that we are standing at the edge of nothing less than the biggest typographic revolution since Gutenberg, thanks to a new technology called Variable Fonts.
Gutenberg’s invention of the typification of language formed the foundation of our modern knowledge society. But do we enter now a new era where this typification is getting resolved and digital type finally revealed from its static mechanical heritage, turning into something new.
Are Fonts becoming Apps?
Type Foundry (Den Haag / Amsterdam / Helsinki)
The type designers from Underware think these are interesting times for type designers. They wonder how variable fonts can be. They wonder what it means that their fonts will outlive them. They wonder how many dimensions a font can have. They wonder what this all means for type designers now, and in the future.…