If you think about it, we rely visually on images; (photos, videos, illustration) and words. Words… made of letters. A profound subject that is as taken for granted as the air we breathe. All letters started out as "hand made". Typefaces (fonts) derive their shape from hand-drawn letters. I have made a whole career out of making letters by hand: including design, craft skills, creative exploration and artistic expression. The best part? There is always more to see, more to learn. That is why I like what I do.
This lecture took place on November 16, 2015 at The Cooper Union as part of Type@Cooper's Herb Lubalin Lecture Series and was recorded and archived thanks to generous sponsorship by Hoefler & Co.