6 April 2009
Golden Age of type? Or the dark ages?
Eye’s type special nominates the faces of the moment. Now name yours
In ‘Golden age?’ (Eye no. 71 vol. 18), we asked twelve practitioners – art directors, type designers, educators – to suggest examples of typefaces that characterise the Zeitgeist, and show some of their nominated fonts. Now it’s your turn.
Deborah Littlejohn asked these professionals whether the latest developments ‘indicated the emergence of a new “Golden Age” in type design, perhaps akin to that heralded by the invention of the printing press in the sixteenth century, the rise of the independent typographer in the early twentieth century or the fearless experimentation of the 1990s.’
The Type Zeitgeist panel:
Peter Bil’ak went for Garamond Premier Pro.
Khoi Vinh regretted the ‘monopoly’ of the browser fonts Georgia, Verdana and Arial. [Ed’s note; this blog is set in Georgia.]
Sean Adams reckoned that Jens Gehlhaar’s Capricorn was something of a star.
What typefaces would you choose? Let us know!