Fail Again, 2008, Vinalhaven

DesignInquiry 2008: Fail Again.

July 20-25, Vinalhaven, Maine

All around us, people are making mistakes with typography. A multitude of typefaces is available to anyone with access to a computer and at the push of a few buttons you can change typesize, leading and spacing, stretch, distort and destroy old rules. Insults to typography are everywhere: The old arts are being redefined from scratch. More authors increasingly design their own text in which we also recognize how the pace of information—in magazines, on TV, the web, the mobile phone—has changed the way we read. We want to inquire how these design failures, these errors of typography, pacing and layout are evidence not of ignorance but progress.

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