It's been a while since I've had a good discussion about type too, but
judging from the stupid mistake I made re L&C Hairline, I'm no longer sure
any info I might pass along would be useful.
I assume that everyone on this list loves type or they would be subscribed
somewhere else. For myself, I love type in all its aspects, from hot metal
types to digital and including hand lettering, from designing characters to
arranging them on a page. I love the way a certain word or phrase can imply
different sub-textual feelings or nuances when set in different fonts. I
have favourite fonts, like everybody, but I love them all, and for
different reasons. Some are just plain beautiful, others just plain ugly,
but they all represent an incredibly rich heritage of history and culture
Another thing which continues to amaze me is that after hundreds of years
and thousands of typefaces, this is probably the richest, most creative
period yet for font designers, and all those designs have to - and
generally do - recognize one fact: an A has to look like an A or it fails
in its prime purpose.
Over to you, Richard.