Summer 2017

Mightier than the pen: systems of type

There’s more to type than head and hand. In their different ways, MuirMcNeil’s parametric designs, Rudolf Koch’s geometric Kabel (and its revivals) and Mark van Wageningen’s Novo Typo fonts are ‘constructed’ typefaces that challenge calligraphic conventions while celebrating the pleasure of looking. Words by John L. Walters, Madeleine Morley, Gerald Cinamon and Jan Middendorp.

See ‘Pleasure in the process’, ‘Expressive geometry’, ‘Colour is the new black’ in Eye 94.

First published in Eye no. 94 vol. 24, 2017


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