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From hot-metal to OpenType – the type design process for world scripts

Ross, F. and Singh, V. (2012) From hot-metal to OpenType – the type design process for world scripts. [Show/Exhibition]

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Official URL: https://www.atypi.org/conferences/hong-kong-2012/e...

Abstract/Summary

An exhibition of materials from the Non-Latin Type Collection at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading, to illustrate the design process for the typographic representation of many of the world's scripts. Principal curator Fiona Ross and co-curated by Vaibhav Singh. The selected artefacts, which date from 1884 to 2012, exhibited the various methods of type design during the different eras of type-making and type-setting, from hot-metal type to current digital font formats, in over thirteen non-Latin scripts. The exhibits included original letter-drawings and related material that reveal design decisions in conjunction with technical considerations that played a significant role in shaping the means of visual communication in non-Latin writing-systems up to the present day

Item Type:Show/Exhibition
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Typography & Graphic Communication
ID Code:68541
Uncontrolled Keywords:Non-Latin Type Collection

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