Author(s): Jan Middendrop
Fine Arts | No Category
Founded in 1990 by Erik Spiekermann and Neville Brody, FontFont produces innovative and influential fonts by designers, for designers. "Made with FontFont" is an anthology of type specimens and essays that closely and creatively examining how FontFont operates, elucidating how this relative newcomer on the type design scene has made such an impression on the trends of type and typography.
The 368 pages are divided into five chapters revealing the essence of FontFont and its legacy: Thinking FontFont, Talking FontFont, Making FontFont, Showing FontFont, Made with FontFont. These heavily illustrated sections demonstrate the dynamic range of the FontFont typefaces, which have been used for everything from instructions for wearing an Indian sari to the packaging for Viagra.
"Made with FontFont" reads like a Who's Who of contemporary designers and design writers. Contributions from Akira Kobayashi, Rian Hughes, Emily King, Ellen Lupton and Reza Abedini, among others, including FontFont's founders, of course, will educate and inspire anyone with an interest in contemporary graphic design.