Typography/Lettering January 14, 2015
Quick, how many typefaces in your computer’s font library do you “own”? What would happen if you used one of the more questionable ones in a professional project? If you don’t know, who’s to blame, you or the industry?
In this short video, the second in a series for ADC Typography Month, type enthusiasts Stewart Devlin — Chief Creative Officer of Red Peak Group — and Bruno Maag, legendary Swiss type designer and owner of Dalton Maag Ltd. — discuss the less-than-cut-and-dry world of font licensing, and how things could be made easier for all involved.
“I don’t think that anybody deliberately steals and uses fonts, but I do think that when you’re pressed for time and you need to test a font, you end up using something that you may not own.” — Stewart Devlin
Visit the ADC Blog all this month for a deeper look into the world of typography and lettering.