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Blog: What is the future of type?
By Sarah Hyndman

‘What is the future of type?’ This is a question that was posed a few weeks ago which prompted a diverse range of responses. The discussion played out via email, Twitter, Design Week and the Creative Review blog and subsequently formed the basis for an event at the St Bride Library.

The main themes that arose included the evolution of type and whether words may ultimately become obsolete as technology and globalisation progress? Physical print is still in demand; independent type foundries are appearing, there has been a resurgence in letterpress, and an Adana press is back in production in Japan. Whether this is a new trend or a final swansong remains to be seen.

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Blog: The future of type
Thank you to everybody who has participated in the #FutureOfType? discussion via email, Twitter, and those who came along to the evening discussion/workshop at the St Bride Library.

This has turned out to be a big conversation with a range of themes that we are going to continue to explore in more detail. Please sign up to the #FutureOfType? mailing list if you would like updates.

AN OVERVIEW OF THE THEMES…

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