Wednesday 17th April, 2013
2:10pm to 2:50pm
The last few years have seen an explosion of opportunities for moving past the limited choice of pre-installed system fonts in work designed and developed for screens. While it much easier to use commercially available fonts in these environments, it does not follow that all of the available typefaces SHOULD be used for displaying text on screens. This talk will take a look at how fonts are rendered on screens, the design details to look at when choosing typefaces for screens, and some principles of using those typefaces well.
Dan Rhatigan is Monotype's UK Type Director. Before coming to study at the University of Reading in 2006, he worked as a designer and typographer for 15 years in Boston and New York. After receiving his MA in Typeface Design, he came to work at Monotype to research and design non-Latin typeface families, concentrating on Indic scripts. As a Type Director, he now concentrates on consulting with customers about custom design projects and typeface use, and working with other type designers on new families.
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