Opening up a new era for type

Though the typography archetypes and rules laid down in the late 19th and early 20th century continue to dominate, actual font usage remains as changeable as ever. Evolving markets, the vagaries of fashion and steady changes within the industry are all impacting on the way designers deal with the written word.

In terms of the media being targeted by designers, print unsurprisingly continues to lead the pack. In a recent Monotype survey carried out on the Computer Arts website 75 per cent of the designers polled continue to work primarily for this market. Web designers accounted for a further 19 per cent, with designers for broadcast and mobile media making up the remaining nine and four per cent respectively.

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