This is a great quote from an article found on Eye magazine. There has been many different typography trends throughout history. From blackletter to the New Typography, type is always changing and evolving to fit different objectives and uses. And even now in contemporary design you can see influences from the past existing side-by-side with new trends.
Monday, December 8, 2008
The Meanings of Type
"Typefaces and typography are never designed in a vacuum. Practical and commercial motivations prevail but social and political rationales are never far away. Type design and typography are routinely informed by conscious and unconscious contexts that change with time."