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Type – it’s something that you use every single day. But, unless your profession is indeed a type designer, designing a typeface is a whole other matter. Designing a typeface is a desirable pursuit – you have control over the letterforms and you can of course, sell it to other designers. It’s a profitable activity in many ways. We know it’s not easy though, so we’ve got some great type designers together to discuss how to create a great typeface – along with a FontLab tutorial from our friends at HypeForType.
We also meet Owen Gildersleeve – a young designer whose paper work has won him wide acclaim and huge clients. He’s also created a cover for us on an upcoming iPad design special. Look out for that at UK newsstands from 14 June – it’s an incredible paper creation.
Finally, we bring you the normal eclectic mix of studio skills and inspiration in The Design Manual. If you’ve got any suggestions or ideas on what we should be including in this section, get in touch with me.
Rob Carney Editor
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