Type Design

[[Indices]] : [[Terminology]] : Type Design

The craft of devising new versions of [[alphabet]]s for use in a [[font]].

Type designers are sometimes mistakenly called fontographers. [[Fontographer]] was the name of a popular computer program for designing type, predominantly used during the 1990s and early 2000s.

Relationship to typography.

[[Typography]] is the craft of using pre-made [[alphabets]] in designs, type design is the art of crafting new alphabets. Quite often one person occupies both roles, and specializes to a greater or lesser degree in one or the other.

See also [[How-To]]