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A little more than five years ago, graphic designer Yves Peters started reviewing type in his Bald Condensed column on Typographer.org. In August 2008, he put his graphic design career on the back burner, freeing him to concentrate on his writing and related activities in the digital type business. Yves currently edits The FontFeed, a daily dispatch of recommended fonts, typography techniques, and inspirational examples of digital type at work in the real world, and Unzipped, his blog on the FontShop BeNeLux home page. He is also an accomplished drummer with the British/Belgian pop/rock bands Troubleman and Rosa Luxe. Yves’ talent for being able to identify most typefaces on sight is utterly useless in daily life.
Yves Peters

Fonts, a Passionate Love Story, or an Abusive Relationship?


In the world of type design, passion tends to flare up. This is understandable, as it takes an incredible amount of creativity, dedication, skill, and time to design a memorable typeface.The growing ranks of type lovers are equally passionate about fonts. Although most of them engage in a healthy two-way relationship with the type design world, the unchecked desire of some can prove harmful.

The 16th International
TYPO Berlin 2011

will take place
May 19th to May 21st.