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From Tim Brown: Quite a bold claim. Can typography be universal? Can it work for everyone and still look good? How can we practice? What should we study? Which fonts and tools work best? Should designers and developers work together on this?
Whether you’re a novice or an expert in any medium, good decisions take practice — and great ones stand on a solid foundation. Typekit Practice is a collection of resources and a place to try things, hone your skills, and stay sharp. Everyone can practice typography.
Typography is the craft of arranging type with the goal to make language visible. We arrange type multiple times throughout the day; whether we are writing essays, summarizing meeting minutes or creating slides for a presentation. Unfortunately, we usually end up thinking more about what we write than how we write it. And, most importantly, how others will read it.
From Kenneth Ormandy: When a developer I’m working with asks, “Why did you select that font,” they never seem to accept “Self-preservation,” as my answer. Type designer Pierre Haultin may have actually been able to get away with this claim.
Haultin lives and works in Paris during the mid-sixteenth century, designing type and printing books for a living. How the the type he designs performs—how efficient the letterforms are spatially on the page—is more relevant to his personal safety, than it is to his contemporaries.