The Typographer as Reader

Or: How did we get to where we are now?

I’d suggest that in order to look forward, we need first to question some unexamined assumptions about the relationship between typography and graphic design. In order to understand where we are, it may be necessary to revisit or revise some popular assumptions about how we got here.

Most typography teaching takes place within the context of graphic design, which in almost all cases is situated within the larger context of art and design departments and schools. This circumstance brings its own tensions and contradictions.

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