How Are Fonts Designed? Read More in These Interviews
A really great typeface can make or break a website or marketing project. It can enhance and support the look and feel of the design, or fight against it. That’s what makes fonts so important. (Read my earlier blog post on How to Choose a Font (typeface), with samples of fonts that work or don’t with a design. I also have a link to a humorous flow-chart for how to choose a font family (I wish I designed that one!))
I found this archive of font designer interviews on MyFonts.com. I just read the most current one, on Michael Doret, and it was quite interesting. He grew up in the 1950’s in Brooklyn, with all of its fun Coney Island Amusement Park signage. He was also influenced by the 1960s rock posters. If you want to read the interview with typeface designer Michael Doret, among many others, see the full archive of MyFonts.com typeface creator interviews here.