Typeface as Program – ECAL

Typeface as Program – ECAL

This publication continues the ECAL design series initiated with ECAL Graphic Design and ECAL Typography. The project began with a simple question: is there such thing as a computer program capable of taking over the routine tasks of letter design? This issue, both artistic and digital, led the professors and the students of the Masters in Art Direction of the ECAL to imagine exchanges back and forth between digital type specifications and the actual shape of letters …

La publication poursuit la série consacrée au design par l’ECAL, avec notamment ECAL Graphic Design et ECAL Typography“>ECAL Typographie. Le projet
s’est ouvert par une simple question de courbes : peut-on se doter d’un outil informatique qui prenne en charge les tâches routinières du dessin de lettres ? Une question artisanale et numérique : celle d’imaginer un aller-retour entre la description numérique des caractères typographiques et leur dessin …

Edited by François Rappo.
Texts by Peter Bilak, Jürg Lehni, Erik Spiekermann.
Published with ECAL, University of art and design Lausanne.

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