Tune in! Streaming live from Google HQ TDC Medalist David Berlow on variable fonts and beyond
A must watch event goes live in a couple of hours on YouTube. Streaming live from Google HQ in New York on the Type Directors Club YouTube channel this free event is about to be as insightful as one wants.
As the last 30 years has seen great growth in generalized glyphs and styles TDC Medalist David Berlow’s talk will show what happens to and for typography when we start to get more specific about the fonts, and thus the glyphs we design by having more generalized fonts.
The first part talks about glyphs and illustrates how different scripts form ideas, words, and texts. Next, David will discuss how this affects the design of glyphs over a size range and then how this affects the design of styles that can be specified to work together in web and print environments. He will then demonstrate and describe inter-script, inter-class and inter-style typography, and conclude with a question-and-answer session.
David Berlow entered the type industry in 1978 as a letter designer for Mergenthaler. He joined the newly formed Bitstream in 1982. Berlow left Bitstream in 1989 to found The Font Bureau with Roger Black. In 2008, Berlow launched Webtype with Petr van Blokland and others. In 2016, with Font Bureau and other foundries, he created Type Network.
Held in association with NYC x Design the YouTube event will go live at 5:50 pm EST, and the program will begin at 6:00 pm EST and we are all invited to join TDC for a memorable, variable, event! Tune in, watch and learn.