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Is the world of typography stable?

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ype Compass explores the past 6 years of the typographic landscape through developments in type design, typographic installations and works by graphic designers and typographers who’s primary mode of image is typography. Is the world of typography a stable one? Today’s graphic output makes use of a huge amount of fonts with respect to only 20 years ago. So where is the evolution of type design going? Type Compass answers these questions showcasing designers from around the world, charting new routes in the field, giving a clear sign of where type might be headed in the future. Content is written in short and direct tips, and layered on the page in an effort to never bore or confuse. Connected themes integrate together much like a hyper-text: influential typographers, ins and outs on today’s most innovative typefaces, type foundries, typographical landmarks. The publication is innovative in format too. Conceived as a notebook, it encourages the reader to take notes, and interact with the various topics, making it a very useful tool for beginners and experts alike. Content is written in short and direct tips, and layered on the page in an effort to never bore or confuse. Connected themes integrate together much like a hyper-text: influential typographers, ins and outs on today’s most innovative typefaces, type foundries, typographical landmarks. A fresh and interactive new perspective on the subject, helping readers find their bearings in the beautiful but intricate world of typography.

Edited and designed by Emilio Macchia and Michael Brenner.

Published by SHS Publishing (Berlin/Rome).