Re: [PPLetterpress] Legal Protection of Fonts?
- At 7:56 PM -0700 2002-10-21, Hrant H Papazian wrote:
>In addition to citing my overall agreement with Peter, I would
>elaborate on his "modern type design should, clearly, take into
>account the 'plastic' nature of the instant repro technology"
>by pointing out the following two examples:
>1. USA Today takes Unger's Gulliver and squeezes
> it beyond recognition. He doesn't seem to mind.
>2. Paul Luna (the senior designer of the OED operation) gave a
> supremely useful talk at this year's ATypI conference where
> he revealed that on occasion he squeezes fonts up to 60%!!
> And he observed that Unger's fonts tend to survive such
> abuse very well.
>The fact that both those examples involve Unger is
>no coincidence: instead of digging himself a trench
>and cursing people who might be "abusing" his designs,
>he actually makes his fonts naturally malleable.
Thanks for the good examples!
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