A friend of mine sent me a link to this Vimeo clip that features typography designers Mathew Carter and Roger Black from Font Bureau talking about type design an the state of typography in the world today. If you are unfamiliar with Mathew Carter, he is principal of Carter & Cone Type Inc. He is also a Royal Designer for Industry, and a Senior Critic on Yale’s Graphic Design faculty. His type designs include ITC Galliard, Snell Roundhand and Shelley scripts, Helvetica Compressed, Olympian, Mantinia, Sophia, Big Caslon, Alisal, Tahoma, and Devanagari just to name a few.
In other words, he’s a heavy hitter in the design world and you should listen to what he has to say.