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Twelve sources of inspiration [Sean Hodge]

Sean Hodge reviews sources of inspiration for type designers. I can imagine that these tips could form the basis of a course in type design.

  • Bring your own analysis. Care about details.
  • Study type design history.
  • Learn the process of type design. The workflow.
  • Look at market needs.
  • Choose your heroes.
  • Open up to the world around you.
  • Set limitations and constraints and flesh out an idea within these boundaries.
  • Subscribe to typeface design catalogues, feeds and magazines.
  • Utilize your tools.
  • Hunt and gather.
  • Experiment. Let it all hang out.
  • Follow your (other) interests. Do what excites you.

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