Editorial type design

As little as 40 years ago, metal type was still commonplace in the design and printing industries around the world, and typography was still hand-rendered by designers and layout artists, painstakingly marked up and handed over to a typesetter to be made up from wood and metal. This is a far cry from the rather clinical environments most of us work in today: typographic decisions can be made at the click of a mouse, with type being positioned to the hundredth of a millimetre in the very 'virtual' world of InDesign or QuarkXpress.

Although the technology has changed beyond recognition, the principle of typography remains the same: using a combination of factors such as type size, leading and kerning to achieve legibility. Granted, typography can transcend pure legibility, with modern type blurring the lines between communication and art, but, for the most part, type should be used to deliver content in the most efficient way possible.

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The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of eight full-time members of staff: Editor Georgia Coggan, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Ecommerce Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Editor, Digital Art and 3D Ian Dean, Tech Reviews Editor Erlingur Einarsson and Ecommerce Writer Beth Nicholls and Staff Writer Natalie Fear, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.