Problems Relating to the Translation of a Drawn Letterform to a Digital Typeface

A dissertation that looks at the difficulties of translating by means of a tool or machine the human qualities of the hand-drawn letterform. Eduardo Berliner takes the reader through the history of the artist-craftsman relationship from the early punchcutters to the contemporary digital type designer. Finally, he gives us a personal glimpse into the learning process involved in the design of his typeface Pollen – with all of the inherent challenges, frustrations, teacher interventions and revelations.

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