May 2007 Archives
ow many fonts do you think are now available in digital form? 25,000? 50,000? From what I can determine, designers are now in the luxurious position of being able to pick and choose from more than 100,000 fonts online. If that wasn't overwhelming enough, we seem to be in the thick of a typographic renaissance, with new fonts flooding onto the market, covering everything from carefully-crafted revivals and reinterpretations of classic faces to edgy new designs that are totally of this moment. That's the good news, but as is often the case it's also the bad news.