Over the past few weeks, we have touched upon some of the fundamental aspects of typeface design, along with a brief look at some of the type design tools available. To conclude, here are some final points to consider.
1. Read, read, read
If you’re really keen to develop an understanding of typeface design, be prepared to learn from those with experience. What has in the past been a fairly enigmatic discipline, typeface design has become a more open and transparent activity with many people having a go at creating their own designs and sharing their knowledge. Scour books and investigate the many discussion threads in typography forums such those at typedrawers.com. Specialist libraries are few, but places such as the St. Bride Library in London house an enormous collection of books, type specimens, and print artifacts. However, if this is not an option, the reading and references provided below should get you off to a good start.