Ben Archer

Course leader on the BA (Hons) Communication Arts at De Montfort University, UK. Received a BA Graphic Design from Middlesex University, London, 1987 and a MA Art & Design from AUT University, Auckland, 2008.

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Detailed look at the English edition of Letter Fountain, typographic reference book examining the form and anatomy of Latin alphabet.
Reviews · 24 June 2011 · English · 1218 words
This article is intended for an audience of contemporary designers and students who are at least one step removed from mid-century British typographic culture; it is a critique of the Gill Sans typeface and the idiosyncrasies of its creation from a contemporary perspective. The central argument is that an earlier typeface by Eric Gill’s mentor, Edward Johnston, is a superior piece of type design.
Typeface stories · 11 March 2007 · English · 2703 words