On the Road to Variable

The Flexible Future of Typography

Author: Cara Kollmann

On the 16th of September 2016, Adobe, Google, Apple, and Microsoft announced a new update to the OpenType specification that would allow for fonts to be variable. Through this update, designers will have the freedom and flexibility to explore a wide variety of styles, ranging in extremes to include everything in between.

Although the technology has yet to be fully implemented, variable typography is already becoming an unstoppable force in contemporary graphic design. “On the Road to Variable” explores an eclectic and exciting collection of work that experiments with the modification of existing typefaces as well as the creation of new ones for a fascinating glimpse into the future of type. It highlights an inspiring array of projects where designers explore endless possibilities with type. Also included are interviews with top design studios that continue to push creative boundaries in their work.

On the Road to Variable

Publisher: viction:ary
Designer & Editor: TwoPoints.Net
Extent: 264 pages
Format: 19 cm × 26.5 cm
Workmanship: Full-colour printing, soft cover in 2 color options
Language: English
ISBN: 978-988-78501-7-5
Price: 33.79 €
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