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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2009 ➔ Christoffel: Type in the Age of Digital Duplication


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Noam Berg (designer)
Colleen Macklin (thesis advisor)
Barbara Morris (thesis advisor)
Christopher Kirwan (thesis advisor)
Ethan Silverman (thesis advisor)
Joshua Darden (thesis advisor)




This thesis aims to discover what it means to be a craftsman, specifically a type designer, in the age of digital media. It chronicles my endeavor to produce a digital typeface, based on a historical model and implemented with cutting-edge technology. It also gives a survey of historical typeface revivals and the methodologies used when attempting a digital adaptation. It is my hope that my work can serve as a guide to other designers attempting a type revival. Throughout the project, I ask what defines humanism and crafismanship in design, and how these can be preserved as technology advances.



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