Digital Typography

For more information read Digital typography: a primer by Keith Chi-hang Tam here

While the mainstream commercial and technological successes of Lucida and the Adobe designs are without dispute, they were largely absent from typography’s theoretical polemics of the 1980s and 1990s.

This was when the use of digital technology contested some notions of history and enabled designers to imagine a typographically progressive future.

This is best exemplified by a contemporary of those associated with Stanford’s digital typography program, in both time and place: the celebrated type designer Zuzana Licko.

“Across the Bay in Berkeley, Zuzana Licko of Emigre (a digital foundry and experimental magazine) used an Apple Macintosh to create bitmapped and vector-based type designs that became the vocabulary of graphic design’s avant-garde from the mid-1980s through the 1990s.”

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