What's your type: workshop explores the personalities of typefaces

To the layman, the world of typography can seem like an intimidating place. With thousands of different forms to choose from, ranging from retro fonts to cursive fonts, each with their own uses and associations, choosing the right one is an art form in itself.

In an effort to make typography more fun and accessible, the London Design Festival is hosting an event called What's Your Type? , featuring a number of workshops that use games and research data to demystify different type sets, as well as teaching people about their uses.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.