October 19, 2004

Raised Type

Forget baseball players or hiphop stars; if you really want your kids to hook you up when you're old, raise them to be typeface designers.

At least that's the message I'm getting from the remarkably similar childhoods of Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones as reported in David Dunlap's NYT profile of the foundrying pair. [via Gothamist, who we'd get to babysit any time]

2 Type Designers, Joining Forces and Faces [NYT]
Related: the story of the Daddy Types logo, designed by an armchair fontographer.

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