Respect Thy Typography

    Good typography shouldn’t have to rely on ornamental crutches to stand tall. Yet despite all the tools and knowledge available to us, we readily embrace a flourishing, decorative typography, with cheap tricks used in a misguided attempt to make it “pop”. This ancient art may rapidly be gaining popularity, but are we paying it the respect it deserves? Take a snapshot of the visual culture that surrounds you—magazines, movie posters, packaging, websites—how...

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