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A new style, and new type conventions were created around the machine. I think those digital typefaces based on typewriter models have the right to be grouped by their origin.
This applies to all new type technologies. Should we also term all grunge and deconstructed styles as “desktop” typefaces?
It’s interesting just how many of the MOMA acquisitions address the capabilities of new or non-traditional type technology.
Thank you Rob. The main research is done and I hope to be finished with the 'real' writing this year. My goal is to finish in 2017.
María Ramos said:
I don't particularly like American Typewriter, but the design is based on typewriter letterforms.
Ray Larabie said:
There was seemingly no attempt to compensate for the uneven weighting of characters. However, the advent of electric typewriters in the 1960s, particularly the IBM Selectric series, brought forth innovations in typewriter font design. With predictable typebar or golfball impacts, designers could modify the fonts to balance these weighting discrepancies, thereby creating more evenly weighted text.