Last year I heard a talk about AI and type by @Filip Paldia
, who's PHD subject is "Making Aesthetically Acceptable Fonts by Deep Learning Methods". It made me step back a while to consider what on earth was going to happen to our industry and even whether I should keep going or pivot into something else (type design is already my third design career, and I love it).
After reading the insightful posts on TypeDrawers, especially this thread: https://typedrawers.com/discussion/comment/64337/
, and chatting with type friends, I eventually came to the conclusion that AI will certainly disrupt the industry but not destroy it. In fact it will play a critical role in its evolution beyond 'static type' much like @Ray Larabie
I reached out to Filip and we co-authored this article. It's aimed more at graphic designers, but would be interested to hear your thoughts, even if it's a load of old codswallop*.https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2024/01/ai-dilemma-graphic-design-typography/
*yes, 'Codswallop' the font name is already taken, like everything else, I just checked.