David Berlow: “Beyond The Quest for the Perfect Uppercase Differential”
Presented by the Type Directors Club at Google HQ, New York City, May 16, 2019
The last 30 years have seen a great growth in the possibilities of how typefaces can function. TDC medalist David Berlow illustrates his quest for the perfect, scalable, variable letterform, and the challenges faced servicing the ever-expanding, multi-lingual media world.
Berlow discusses the design of glyphs over a range of sizes and weights, and how the designs can be specified to work together in web and print environments. He also demonstrates and describes inter-script, inter-class and inter-style typography, and concludes with a question-and-answer session.
Introduction by Dave Crossland of Google Fonts. This event was was sponsored by Google and held in association with NYC x Design.
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David Berlow entered the type industry in 1978 as a letter designer for Mergenthaler. He joined the newly formed Bitstream in 1982. Berlow left Bitstream in 1989 to found The Font Bureau with Roger Black. In 2008, Berlow launched Webtype with Petr van Blokland and others. In 2016, with Font Bureau and other foundries, he created Type Network. In 2014, he received the TDC Medal from the Type Directors Club .
Type Network website
Follow David Berlow on Twitter: @dberlow
Type Directors Club recorded David Berlow in 2014 as part of its Type Legends video series, which can be viewed here.