On The Road To Variable: The Flexible Future of Typography
Legibility, lots of white space, standardised layouts, sans-serif typefaces - these Tschicholdian Modernist guidelines are under threat from typographers eschewing the rule book, exploiting the technological & digital environment and creating new typographic possibilities. 'On The Road To Variable', the brand new title from Victionary, is full of these new pioneers, each pushing typography into new corners - ugly/beautiful, maximalist, skewed and stretched, overlapping, highly coloured and all driven by variable font design - there is plenty here that keys right in to the here and now of type design.
Containing works by over 60 type designers and graphic design studios (including our very own Build), this is wonderful snapshot of where we are right now from people at the type...face.
The book design, by TwoPoints.Net, is a thing of joy too and one of the best Victionary titles we've seen for an age. A beautifully tactile object.