Wednesday, 11 January 2017

OUGD601 - Research - Use & Modify

Typography in the digital era is an incredibly fluid phenomenon. Use & Modify is a personal selection of beautiful, classy, punk, professional, incomplete, weird typefaces. Open source licenses make them free to use and modify. This selection is the result of deep search and crushes. This selection is yours. The goal: Provide a contemporary set of fonts distributed under libre or open source licenses, handpicked by a typography and free culture lover.   The presence of such websites facilitates designers to distort, abstract and ultimately deconstruct typographic forms, which are all key components of postmodern practice. Digital tools such as these, which can be accessed from anywhere in the world, simultaneously liberate and restrict the designer. They liberate in the sense that they remove the presence of rules and principles, allowing the designer to do anything they wish. They restrict in the sense that they encourage the de-formalisation of the practice. 

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