London Reconnections: A Typeface for the Underground
I’m not someone who knows much about fonts or type, but I came across an article entitled London Reconnections: A Typeface for the Underground and found it both fascinating and quite accessible.
I got really particular about fonts when we were working on our wedding invitations. And I also discovered the joy of ligatures (which I never really knew about), when playing around with a font called Feel Script.
I can see how folks get lost and obsessed with type. As those who do design for a living know, there’s a ton of work and thought and process underneath the surface. More there than most non-designers ever get to see, or ever know.
In reading this article I was awed at what all went into the typeface, its evolution, and how it influenced (and continues to influence) people to this day. All from something as simple, seemingly, as a font.
// Sidenote: For an article on type, I found it actually quite hard to read. I use Readability for things like this, and love it.