typeface as a program
Thanks to manystuff, I came across the first book we feature here:
Calligraphy and hand-drawn letters comprise series of strokes and curves; mechanical typography does too, through the engraving process of punches and counter-punches. Digital typography, however, dematerializes this operation, leaving the choice of formal references open-ended. Does that mean novel forms of design could evolve through manipulating fonts’ algorithmic data? Several small scripting programs were developed and tested by the students during a series of workshops.
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Edited on May 17, 2010:
Finally I bough it. It is gorgeously printed in black and orange and I started reading it yesterday. Just with the introduction and the first chapter I have to say that it is worth reading.