john l. walters, simon esterson
Web typography comes of age at Brighton’s Ampersand conference
Is the humble ampersand a symbol for our additive times? During the morning sessions for Friday’s Ampersand conference in Brighton, writes John L. Walters, we were reminded that design is no longer a matter of either / ors – ‘print or Web’; ‘Mac or Windows’; ‘word or image’ – but that we have to keep adding: glyphs, weights, languages, employees, knowledge … and ideas. All four speakers – Vincent Connare, Jason Santa Maria, Jon Tan and Jonathan Hoefler (top) – brought their intellects to bear on serious matters with a light touch.