Zurich Type Design


Since the 1990s, font design has been revolutionized by new technologies that enabled a scalable and mathematically accurate representation of graphic elements without a loss of quality. These days, historic fonts are being resurrected, redrawn, and launched digitally. In Zurich, educators and students of type design are especially focusing on new text fonts for printing, screens, and wayfinding.

This specialist volume edited by Rudolf Barmettler offers an in-depth look at the booming trend in font design, with 70 examples of text fonts designed in graduate courses, plus 17 cross-disciplinary essays on readability, font history, calligraphy, teaching type design, and much more.

With texts by André Baldinger, Anton Studer, Katharine Wolff, Georg Salden, Walter Haettenschweiler, and Robin Kinross* plus additional contributions by Rudolf Barmettler, Remo Caminada, Christian Flepp*, Hans-Jürg Hunziker, Bruno Margreth, Fiona Ross*, and Mischa Senn.

Edited by Rudolf Barmettler

Designed by Baldiner + Vu-Huu, Paris

Published by Triest Verlag, 2020

Softcover with jacket, 296 pages, full color + b/w images, 8.7 × 12.1 inches
In German and English

ISBN: 978-3-03-863043-2

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