On the Road to Variable - The Future of Type
Digital tools have changed the design game in ways that we are only beginning to utilize. One such innovation, announced in 2016, is the variable font. No longer is a typeface limited to static, distinct styles - the weight and angle of the text can be controlled along a spectrum, rather than simply existing as standard, bold or italic. The degree of control that this variability gives the designer is significant, and even now, when the technology has scarcely been implemented, designers are taking these new possibilities and running with them. Featuring typographic designs across multiple styles and media formats, Variable Type is prime inspiration for visual artists who want to take their lettering to the next level. The golden age of typography is now.