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Fancy writing

Donaldson, Timothy (2006) Fancy writing. In: Made with FontFont: type for independent minds. BIS Publishers, Amsterdam, p. 322. ISBN 9063691297

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Abstract

The typeface 'Fancy Writing' and a short biography was presented on an information panel and exhibited in this exhibition that has travelled throughout Europe, Asia and North America. As of this writing the exhibition is still travelling, it is currently in Stockholm, Sweden and will travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland in early 2008. The publication Made with FontFont' – 'Type for independent minds' followed on from the 'FiFteen' exhibition in 2006, effectively being the catalogue for the exhibition. The objective in designing the typeface was to explore the contradictory idea of creating a design that looked hand-made or handwritten but was created using purely digital means. It connects to a controversial research focus on writing/lettering/type design that asserts that type is a form of clip-art. This theory is currently being explored by the designer in the form of further practical work and articles/papers for submission to the design press/international conferences. The work culminated in a family of related designs progressing from ultra-light to extra-heavy weights. It is now distributed throughout the design community via the agency of FSI and is being used as a tool by designers around the world.

Additional Information:The typeface 'Fancy Writing' and a short biography was presented on an information panel and exhibited in this exhibition that has travelled throughout Europe, Asia and North America. As of this writing the exhibition is still travelling, it is currently in Stockholm, Sweden and will travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland in early 2008. The publication Made with FontFont' – 'Type for independent minds' followed on from the 'FiFteen' exhibition in 2006, effectively being the catalogue for the exhibition. The objective in designing the typeface was to explore the contradictory idea of creating a design that looked hand-made or handwritten but was created using purely digital means. It connects to a controversial research focus on writing/lettering/type design that asserts that type is a form of clip-art. This theory is currently being explored by the designer in the form of further practical work and articles/papers for submission to the design press/international conferences. The work culminated in a family of related designs progressing from ultra-light to extra-heavy weights. It is now distributed throughout the design community via the agency of FSI and is being used as a tool by designers around the world.
Keywords:Fonts, Font design, Typeface design
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W210 Graphic Design
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Art & Design
ID Code:1456
Deposited On:16 Nov 2007

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